bhali si ek shakl thi

bhale dinon ki baat hai

bhali si ek shakl thi

na ye ki husn-e-tam ho

na dekhne mein aam si

na ye ki wo chale to kahkashan si rahguzar lage

magar wo sath ho to phir bhala bhala safar lage

koi bhi rut ho us ki chhab

faza ka rang-rup thi

wo garmiyon ki chhanw thi

wo sardiyon ki dhup thi

na muddaton juda rahe

na sath subh-o-sham ho

na rishta-e-wafa pe zid

na ye ki izn-e-am ho

na aisi KHush-libasiyan

ki sadgi gila kare

na itni be-takallufi

ki aaina haya kare

na iKHtilat mein wo ram

ki bad-maza hon KHwahishen

na is qadar supurdagi

ki zach karen nawazishen

na aashiqi junun ki

ki zindagi azab ho

na is qadar kaThor-pan

ki dosti KHarab ho

kabhi to baat bhi KHafi

kabhi sukut bhi suKHan

kabhi to kisht-e-zafaran

kabhi udasiyon ka ban

suna hai ek umr hai

muamalat-e-dil ki bhi

visal-e-jaan-faza,n to kya

firaq-e-jaangusil ki bhi

so ek roz kya hua

wafa pe bahs chhiD gai

main ishq ko amar kahun

wo meri zid se chiD gai

main ishq ka asir tha

wo ishq ko qafas kahe

ki umr bhar ke sath ko

wo bad-tar-az-hawas kahe

shajar hajar nahin ki hum

hamesha pa-ba-gil rahen

na Dhor hain ki rassiyan

gale mein mustaqil rahen

mohabbaton ki wusaten

hamare dast-o-pa mein hain

bas ek dar se nisbaten

sagan-e-ba-wafa mein hain

main koi panting nahin

ki ek frame mein rahun

wahi jo man ka mit ho

usi ke prem mein rahun

tumhaari soch jo bhi ho

main us mizaj ki nahin

mujhe wafa se bair hai

ye baat aaj ki nahin

na us ko mujh pe man tha

na mujh ko us pe zoam hi

jo ahd hi koi na ho

to kya gham-e-shikastagi

so apna apna rasta

hansi-KHushi badal diya

wo apni rah chal paDi

main apni rah chal diya

bhali si ek shakl thi

bhali si us ki dosti

ab us ki yaad raat din

nahin, magar kabhi kabhi