Friday, February 6, 2015

aksar sochta hoon



       ammi ne bachpan mein ek baar bataya tha
       yeh saara jahaan usne sajaya hai
       woh khuda hai jisne yeh khel banaya hai

       khizaan mein shaakh se toote hue pattey
       dekh kar main aksar sochta hoon
       kiska kasoor hai, kaun bewafa hai, khata kiski hai
              woh patte jo mausam ke saath badal gaye
              woh shaakh jisne ek baar bhi unhe roka nahin
              woh darakth jo khamosh numaaish dekhta raha
              woh hava jisne faasle bana diye
              ya woh khuda jisne yeh khel banaya hai

      is darya ko samandar mein doobte
      dekh kar main aksar sochta hoon
      kiska kasoor hai, kaun bewafa hai, khata kiski hai
            woh barf jo pighal kar pani bani
            woh pathar jo toot kar rait hue
            woh pahaad jo khamosh numaish dekhte rahe
            woh samandar jo darya ko nigal gaya
            ya woh khuda jisne yeh khel banaya

      sardiyon mein hijrat ke parindey
      dekh kar main aksar sochta hoon
      kiska kasoor hai, kaun bewafa hai, khata kiski hai
            woh mausam jo jaan-leva ban gaye
            woh ghonslay jo hifazat na kar sake
            woh aasmaan jo khamosh numaish dekhta rha
            woh bache jo abhi udna bhi na jaante thay
            ya woh khuda jisne yeh khel banaya

      shama se lipat te hua parwaanah
      dekh kar main aksar sochta hoon
      kiska kasoor hai, kaun bewafa hai, khata kiski hai
            woh andhera jo mere saaye ko kha gaya
            woh lau jo meri umeed ka sabab bani
            woh main jo khamosh numiash dekhta raha
            woh parwana jo mohabat mein jal gaya
            ya woh khuda jisne yeh khel banaya

      purani diary se dhool hata kar
      shair padta hoon, aksar sochta hoon
      kiska kasoor tha, kaun bewafa tha, khata kiski thi
            woh main jo izhaar-e-mohabat na kar saka
            woh tum jo kabhi aankhon ko na pad saki
            woh ladakpan jo kabhi sanjeeda na hua
            woh galiyan jo khamosh numaish dekhti rahi
            woh waqt jo ek pal bhi na ruka

      fir ammi ki baat par yakin ho jata hai
      yeh saara jahaan usne sajaya hai
      woh khuda hai jisne yeh khel banaya hai
            tumhe mujhse, in lafzon mein milaya hai
            aa dekh kabhi, kitna haseen sarmaya hai
            ek jahaan mohabat ka maine bhi banaya hai