Sad shayari

Phir Aaj Ashk Se Aankhon Mein Kyon Hain Aaye Hue;
Guzar Geya Hai Zamaana Tujhe Bhulaye Hue!
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Unchi Imaaraton Se Makaan Mera Ghir Geya;
Kuch Log Mere Hisse Ka Suraj Bhi Kha Gaye!
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Teri Badnaami Ka Darr Hai Warna;
Kuch Aisa Likh Jaun Ki Teri Khamoshi Bhi Cheekh Uthe!
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Khuda Kee Raah Ka Jo Sailani Hota Hai;
Ibadat Mein Uska Chehra Noorani Hota Hai;
Sachha Pyaar Jo Karte Hain;
Har Ehsaas Unka Roohani Hota Hai!
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Tujhe Paane Ki Koshish Mein Kuch Itna Kho Chuka Hun Main;
Ki Tu Mil Bhi Agar Jaaye To Ab Milne Ka Gham Hoga!
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Jee Kee Jee Hi Mein Rahi Baat Na Hone Payi;
Haif Ki Us Se Mulaqat Na Hone Payi!
~ Khwaja Mir Dard
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Apno Ki Chahat Se Bada Koi Dhokha Na Tha;
Sahil Par Doobne Ka Bharosa Na Tha;
Kanton Ne Zakhm Diya Hota To Koi Shikwa Na Hota;
Phool Bhi Zakhmi Kar Denge Kabhi Socha Na Tha!
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Bas Iss Khayal Se Aansu Chupa Liye Humne;
Udaas Reh Kar Kisi Ko Udaas Kya Karna!
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Ek Ajeeb Dastan Hai, Mere Afsane Kee;
Maine Pal Pal Kee Koshish, Uske Pass Jaane Kee;
Naseeb The Mere Ya, Sazish Zamane Kee;
Door Hui Mujhse Utni, Jitni Umeed Thi Kareeb Aane Kee!
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Manzilon Se Begana Aaj Bhi Safar Mera;
Raat Besahar Mere Dard Beasar Mera!
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Teri Gali Mein Main Na Chalun Aur Saba Chale;
Yun Hi Khuda Jo Chahe To Bande Kee Kya Chale;
Kis Kee Ye Mauj-e-Husan Hui Jalvagar Ki Yun;
Dariya Mein Jo Habab The Aankhein Chuppa Chale!
~ Khwaja Mir Dard
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Hum Tere Hijr Mein Andar Se Bikhar Jate Hain;
Zinda Lagte Hain Magar Asal Mein Mar Jate Hain;
Jab Kabhi Bolta Hai Hans Ke Kisi Aur Se Tu;
Kitne Khanjar Mere Seene Mein Utar Jate Hain!
~ Syed Wasi Shah
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Zikr Uska Hi Sahi Bazm Mein Baitho To Faraz;
Dard Kaisa Hi Uthe Haath Na Dil Pe Rakhna!
~ Ahmad Faraz
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Dil Na-Umeed To Nahi, Nakaam Hi To Hai;
Lambi Hai Gham Ki Shaam, Magar Shaam Hi To Hai!
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Dil Ke Rishton Ki Nazakat Woh Kya Jaane;
Naram Lafzon Se Bhi Lag Jati Hai Chotein Aksar!
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Jiska Tum Puchte Ho Wo Mar Geya Shakhs;
Usko Kisi Ki Yaad Ne Zinda Jala Diya!
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Wo Dushmani Se Dekhte Hain Dekhte To Hain;
Main Shaad Hi sahi, Hoon To Kisi Ki Nigaah Mein!

Shaad = Delighted/Cheerful
~ Ameer Minai
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Jee Kee Jee Hi Mein Rahi Baat Na Hone Payi;
Haif Ki Us Se Mulaqat Na Hone Payi!
~ Khwaja Mir Dard
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Zubaan Mili Hai Magar;
Humzubaan Nahi Milta!
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Raah Dekhenge Na Duniya Se Guzarne Wale;
Hum To Jaate Hain Thehar Jaye Thehrne Wale;
Ek To Husn Bala Usspe Banawat Aafat;
Ghar Bigdenge Hazaron Ke Sanwarne Wale!
~ Daagh Dehlvi
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Kamaal Ka Shakhs Tha Jisne Zindagi Tabaah Kardi;
Raaz Ki Baat Hai Dil Usse Aaj Bi Khafaa Nahi!
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Kitne Barson Ka Safar Khak Hua Mera;
Usne Jab Pucha Kaise Aana Hua!
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Yeh Aur Baat Ki Chahat Ke Zakhm Gahre Hain;
Tujhe Bhulane Ki Koshish Toh Warna Ki Hai Bahut!
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Jinko Chaha Tha Humnein Apna Banana;
Na Jaane Kyon Woh Hum Se Door Ho Gaye;
Humnein Socha Tha Bitaayenge Zindagi Hans Kar;
Magar Ghamon Ko Apnaane Par Mazboor Ho Gaye!
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Maine Kaha Unse Chhod Do Ya Tod Do Mujhe;
Muskura Kar Sitam Dhaya Unhone;
Chhod To Diya Hi Hai Tum Ko;
Toot Tum Khud-Ba-Khud Jaoge!
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Usne Kaha Ki Agar Naseeb Hua Toh Hum Zaroor Milenge;
Maine Kaha Ki Agar Hum Badbnaseeb Hue To Kaise Jee Payenge!
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Zaroori To Nahi Ki Shayari Wo Hi Kare Jo Ishq Mein Ho,
Zindagi Bhi Kuch Zakham Bemisal Diya Karti Hai!
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Dard Hai Dil Mein Par Ehsaas Nahi Hota;
Rota Hai Dil Jab Woh Pass Nahi Hota;
Barbad Ho Gaye Hum Unki Mohabbat Mein;
Aur Wo Kahte Hain Is Tarah Se Pyaar Nahi Hota!
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Kasoor Unka Nahi Jo Dhokha Diya Unhone;
Aadat To Humein Hi Hai Dhokhe Khane Ki;
Tutega Dil Ek Din Jaante The Hum;
Fir Bhi Bhool Ki Unko Chahne Ki!
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Chuppi Hai Kahin Hamdardi Mere Ghamon Ke Saath;
Mil Gayi Hai Kisi Kee Kahani Meri Daastaan Ke Saath!
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Gar Zindagi Mein Mil Gaye Phir Ittefaq Se;
Poochenge Apna Haal Teri Bebasi Se Hum!
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Dil Ki Khwahish Ko Naam Kya Doon;
Pyaar Ka Usse Paigam Kya Doon;
Is Dil Mein Dard Nahi Yaadein Hai Uski;
Ab Yaadein Hi Mujhe Dard De Toh Usse Ilzam Kya Doon!
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Saza Humein Yeh Kaisi Mili Dil Lagane Ki;
Ro Rahe Magar Tamanna Thi Muskurane Ki;
Apna Dard Kise Dikhau Aye Dost;
Dard Bhi Ussne Diya Jo Wajah Thi Muskurane Ki!
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Rah Pe Nikle The Yeh Soch Kar Kisi Ko Bana Lenge Apna;
Magar Iss Khawish Ne Zindagi Bhar Ka Musafir Bana Diya!
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Hum To Tere Dil Ki Mehfil Sajane Aaye The;
Teri Kasam Tujhe Apna Banane Aaye The;
Kis Baat Ki Saza Di Tumne Humko;
Bewafa Hum To Tere Dard Ko Apnane Aaye The!
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Maine Kabhi Ek Chand Ko Pana Chaha Tha;
Us Door Akash Ke Ek Sitare Ko Gale Lagana Chaha Tha;
In Namumkin Si Cheezon Ko Main Mumkin Banane Chala Tha;
Jane Kyon Us Din Main Kisi Se Dil Lagane Ko Chala Tha!
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Socha Tha Ki Woh Bahut Toot Kar Chahege Humein;
Lekin Socha Bhi, Hum Ne Chaha Bhi Hum Ne, Aur Toot Bhi Hum Gaye!
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Tannha Rehna To Seekh Liya Humne;
Par Khush Na Kabhi Reh Payenge;
Teri Doori To Phir Bhi Seh Leta Hai Ye Dil;
Par Teri Mohabbat Ke Bin Na Jee Payenge!
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Jab Se Dekhi Hai Hum Ne Duniya Kareeb Se;
Lagne Lage Hain Saare Rishte Ajeeb Se!
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Thakan Ehsaas Ki Ab Torh Deti Hai Mujhe Itna;
Main Aksar Din Dhale Suraj Se Pehle Doob Jata Hoon!
~ Khushbir Singh Shaad
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Kamaal Ka Tana Deti Hai Ye Duniya;
Agar Wo Tera Hai To Tere Paas Kyon Nahi!
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Jab Lafz Thak Gaye To Phir Ankhon Ne Baat Ki;
Jo Baatein Aankhein Na Keh Saki Wo Phir Ashkon Se Bayaan Hui!
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Ishq Paane Ki Tamanna Mein Sanam;
Zindagi Barbad Bankar Reh Gai;
Jis Surat Ko Dil Mein Basaya Tha Kabhi
Aaj Woh Surat Ek Yaad Ban Kar Reh Gai!
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Yoon Chalte Chalte Thoda Zindagi Se Toh Mil;
Na Mili Manzil Toh Kinaron Se Toh Mil!
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Ek Tumhi The Jiske Dum Pe Chalti Thi Saanse Meri;
Laut Aao Ke Zindagi Se Ab Wafa Nibhayi Nahi Jati!
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Aaj Usne Ek Baat Keh Ke Mujhe Rula Diya;
Jab Dard Bardaasht Nahi Kar Sakte To Mohabbat Kyon Ki!
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Utth Kar To Aa Gaye Hain Teri Bazm Se Magar;
Kuch Dil Hi Jaanta Hai Ki Kis Dil Se Aaye Hain!
~ Faiz Ahmad Faiz
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Dard Ki Barishon Mein Hum Akele Hi The;
Jab Barsi Khushia Na Jane Bheed Kaha Se Aa Gayi!
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Bewafa Ne Hamare Zakham Ka Kuch Yoon Elaaj Kia;
Marhan Bhi Lagaya To Khanjar Ki Nouk Se!
~ Ahmad Faraz
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Ahbab Ko De Raha Hoon Dhokha;
Chehre Pe Khushi Saja Raha Hoon!
~ Qateel Shifai
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Mat Khao Kasame Sari Zindagi Sath Nibhane Ki;
Hum Ne Sanson Ko Bhi Juda Hote Dekha Hai!
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Khamoshyian Kar Deti Byan To Alag Baat Hai;
Kuchh Dard Hai Jo Lafzo Main Utaare Nahi Jate!
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Mohabbat Ki Misal Main, Bus Itna Hi Kahunga;
Bemisaal Saza Hai, Kisi Be-Gunahon Ke Liye!
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Diye Hain Zindagi Ne Zaḳhm Aise;
Ki Jin Ka Waqt Bhi Marham Nahin Hai!
~ Shaheen Gazipuri
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Chala Jaunga Jaise Ḳhud Ko Tanha Chhoḍ Kar;
Main Apne Aap Ko Raton Mein Uth Kar Dekh Leta Hoon!
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Zindagi Ke Dard Kam Karne Ke Liye Shayari Karte Hein;
Lekin Yeh Mohabbat Ke Zakhm Nasoor Ban'ne Par Mada Hein!
~ JD Ghai
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Usse Shaq Hai Ki Main, Uske Liye Jaan Nahi De Sakta;
Aur Mujhe Darr Hai Woh Royegi Bahut, Mujhe Azmaane Ke Baad!
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Wo Chala To Gaya, Magar Yaaro;
Hum Se Bichda Kahan Hai Wo Ab Tak!
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Maslihat Ke Dhaagon Ne Hont Si Diye Mere;
Warna Apne Tootne Ka Kis Ko Gham Nahi Hota!
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Main Apne Aap Ko Sulga Raha Hun Is Tawaqe Par;
Kabhi To Aag Bhadkegi, Kabhi To Roshni Hogi!
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Ye bhi Achha Hai Ki Sirf Sunta Hai Dil;
Agar Bolta To Qayamat Hoti!
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Wo Jiski Yaad Mein Kharch Kar Di Zindagi Hamne;
Wo Hi Shaks Aaj Hame Garib Kehkar Chala Gaya!
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Phir Uski Yaad, Phir Uski Aas, Phir Uski Baatein;
Ae Dil Lagta Hai Tujhe Tadapne Ka Bahut Shauk Hai!
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Yahan Hai Kaun Mera Jo Mujhe Samjhega 'Faraz',
Main Koshish Kar Ke Ab Khud Hi Sanwar Jaun To Behtar Hai!
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Zindagi Ki Kash-m-Kash Mein Thoda Uljh Gaye Hain Doston,
Varna Hum To Un Mein Se Hain Jo Dushmanon Ko Bhi Akela Mehsoos Nahi Hone Dete!
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Zulm Ke Saare Hunar Hum Par Yun Azmayein Gaye,
Zulm Bhi Saha Humne Aur Zaalim Bhi Kehlaye Gaye!
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Koi Nahi Tha Kabhi Itne Kareeb Mere,
Ishq Mein Rangi Bas Ek Meri Rooh Thi Wahan!
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Hothon Ko Bhi Kya Mazboori Hoti Hai,
Wahi Baat Chupaate Hain Jo Kehna Zaroori Hoti Hai!
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Jo Baat 'Hum' Mein Thi;
Wo Baat Na 'Tum' Mein Hai Na 'Mujh' Mein Hai!
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Karni Ho Agar Kabhi Pehchan Ghamgeen Shakhson Ki;
Bas Gaur Se Dekhna Wo Muskurate Bahut Hain!
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Ishq Kehta Hai Mujhe Ek Baar Kar Ke Dekh;
Tumhein Maut Se Na Milwa Diya To Mera Naam Badal Dena!
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Mujhe Ghuman Tha Ki Chaha Bahut Zamane Ne Mujhe;
Main Aziz To Sabko Tha Magar Zarooraton Kee Tarah!
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Mil Kar Bichadna Dastoor Hai Zindagi Ka;
Ek Ye Hi Qissa Mashoor Hai Zindagi Ka;
Beete Hue Pal Laut Kar Nahi Aate;
Yehi Sabse Bada Kasoor Hai Zindagi Ka!
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Jis Ko Khush Rehne Ke Samaan Mayassar Sab Hon;
Us Ko Khush Rehna Bhi Aaye Ye Zaroori To Nahi!
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Khud Aag De Ke Apne Nasheman Ko Aap Hi;
Bijli Se Inteqaam Liya Hai Kabhi Kabhi!
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Takleef Mit Gayi Lekin Ehsaas Reh Geya;
Khush Hun Ki Chalo Kuch To Mere Paas Reh Geya!
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Bahut Maghroor Hun Main Shayad, Tere Khyalaat Aise The;
Par Tu Kya Samjhe Meri Uljhan, Mere Halaat Kaise The!
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Main Uski Zindagi Se Chala Jaun Yeh Uski Dua Thi;
Aur Uski Har Dua Poori Ho, Yeh Meri Dua Thi!
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Paani Dariya Mein Ho Ya Aankhon Mein;
Gehrai Aur Raaz Dono Mein Hote Hain!
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Dil Mera Dekh Dekh Jalta Hai,
Shama Ka Kis Pe Dil Pighalta Hai!
~ Qayem Chandpuri
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Bahut Aasan Hai Zameen Pe Ghar Khada Kar Lena;
Zindagi Guzar Jaati Hai Dil Mein Ghar Banane Ke Liye!
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Yaad Rakhna Hi Mohabbat Mein Nahi Hai Sab Kuch;
Bhool Jana Bhi Badi Baat Hua Karti Hai!
~ Jamal Ehsani
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Kuch Is Tarah Wo Meri Baaton Ka Zikar Kiya Karti Hai;
Suna Hai Wo Aaj Bhi Meri Fikar Kiya Karti Hai!
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Wafa Ki Keemat Koi Mujh Se Aa Kar Puche;
Zindagi Bech Di Maine Tumhein Paane Ki Khatir!
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Log Puchte Hain Mujhe Ki Aap Kya Kaam Karte Ho;
Main Keh Deta Hun Ki Nafraton Ke Bazaar Mein Mohabbat Ki Dukan Chalata Hun!
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Tum Se Nibhane Ki Koshishon Mein,
Bahut Se Usool Tod Diye Hain Maine!
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Mere Yun Chup Rehne Se Naraaz Na Ho Jana Kabhi,
Dil Se Chahne Wale To Aksar Khamosh Hi Rehte Hain!
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Jaan Hi Leni Thi To Saaf Keh Dete;
Kya Zaroorat Thi Yun Muskurane Ki!
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Puch Rahi Hain Aaj Mujh Se Meri Shayariyan;
Ki Kahan Udd Gaye Wo Parinde Jo Waah Waah Kiya Karte The!
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Ajeeb Kashmkash Mein Hain Aaj Hum,
Dil Dhokhe Mein Hai Aur Dhokhebaaz Dil Mein!
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Kuch Bol Ki Ab Khamoshiyan Tadpaane Lagi Hain;
Chup Rehne Se Mazbooriyan Yaad Aane Lagi Hain!
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Main Khamoshi Tere Mann Ki, Tu Ankaha Alfaaz Mera;
Main Ek Uljha Lamha, Tu Rootha Hua Halaat Mera!
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Teri Aarzoo Mera Khwab Hai,
Jiska Raasta Bahut Kharab Hai;
Mere Zakham Ka Andaza Na Laga,
Dil Ka Har Panna Dard Ki Kitaab Hai!
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Uske Siwa Koi Mere Jazbaat Mein Nahi,
Aankhon Mein Jo Nami Hai Wo Barsaat Mein Nahi;
Paane Ki Use Koshish Bahut Ki Magar Ai Dosto,
Wo Ek Lakeer Hai Jo Mere Haath Mein Nahi!
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Khamosh Reh, Tanha Baith, Yaad Karta Ja Usi Ko,
Tum Ne Ishq Kiya Hai, Gunaah Chota Nahi Hai Tera!
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Zalzale Yun Hi Besabab Nahi Aate,
Koi Deewana Tah-e-Khaakh Tadapta Hoga!
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Udaas Dil Hai Magar Milte Hain Har Ek Se Hans Kar,
Yahi Ek Khel Seekha Hai Bahut Kuch Kho Dene Ke Baad!
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Hum Bane Hi The Tabah Hone Ke Liye,
Tera Milna To Bas Ek Bahana Ban Geya!
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Achha Kiya Jo Tod Diya Tumne Dil Mera,
Isko Bhi Bahut Guroor Tha Tumhare Pyaar Pe!
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Jaane Kyon Kuch Kami Si Hai,
Tum Bhi Ho, Main Bhi Hun, Fir Hum Kyon Nahi!
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Himmat Itni Thi Ki Samandar Bhi Paar Kar Sakte The,
Lekin Mazboor Itne Hue Ki Do Boond Aansuon Ne Dubo Diya!
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Mujhe Maloom Hai Ki Ye Khawab Jhoote Hain Aur Ye Khwahishein Bhi Adhuri Hain;
Magar Zinda Rehne Ke Liye Kuch Galatfehmiyan Bhi To Zaroori Hain!
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Karo Bade Shauq Se Mohabbat Ai Chahane Walo,
Magar Soch Lena Kisi Kaam Ke Na Rahoge Bichhadne Ke Baad!
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Humse Khelti Rahi Duniya Taash Ke Patton Ki Tarah;
Jisne Jeeta Usne Bhi Phenka, Jisne Haara Usne Bhi Phenka!
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Mujh Par Sitam Karo To Taras Mat Khana;
Kyonki Khata Meri Hai Mohabbat Maine Ki Hai!
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Itna Ajeeb Sawal Tha Unka Ki Hum Chup Se Ho Gaye;
Wo Bole Hum Pe Marte Ho Na, To Marte Kyon Nahi
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Ishq-e-Dariya Mein Hum Doob Kar Bhi Dekh Aaye;
Wo Log Munafe Mein Rahe Jo Kinare Se Laut Aaye!
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Uski Mohabbat Ka Abhi Nishan Baki Hai,
Naam Hothon Par Hai, Jaan Abhi Baki Hai,
Kya Hua Agar Dekh Kar Munh Pher Leti Hai,
Tasalli Toh Hai Ki Chehre Ki Pehchan Abhi Baki Hai!
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Tujh Pe Kharch Karne Ke Liye Bahut Kuch Nahi Hai Mere Paas,
Thoda Waqt Hai Aur Bas Thoda Sa Main Hun!
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Na Wo Sapna Dekho Jo Toot Jaye,
Na Wo Haath Thaamo Jo Chhoot Jaye,
Mat Aane Do Kisi Ko Kareeb Itna,
Ki Uske Door Jaane Se Insaan Khud Se Rooth Jaye!
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Meri Rooh Mein Na Samatey To Bhool Jaate Tujhe,
Tum Itna Pass Na Aate To Bhool Jaate Tujhe,
Ye Kehte Hue Mera Tum Se Koi Taluq Nahi,
Aankhon Mein Aansu Na Aate To Bhool Jaate Tujhe!
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Nikle Hum Duniya Ki Bheed Mein To Pata Chala,
Har Wo Shakhs Tanha Hai Jisne Pyaar Kiya!
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Na Jane Kyon Yeh Raat Udaas Kar Deti Hai Har Roz,
Mehsoos Yun Hota Hai Jaise Bichhad Raha Ho Koi Dheere Dheere Se!
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Abhi Tak Maujud Hun Is Dil Par Tere Kadmon Ke Nishaan,
Humne Tere Baad Kisi Ko Is Raah Se Guzarne Nahi Diya!
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Maine Saha Hai Gale Mil Kar Bichadne Ka Gham,
Ai Mere Khuda Kisi Ko Aisa Gham Na Dena!
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Yahan Alfaaz Ki Talaash Mein Na Aaya Karo Yaaro;
Hum To Bas Ehsaas Likhte Hain, Mehsoos Kiya Kijiye!
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Umar Kitni Manzilein Tay Kar Chuki Hai Ai Sanam;
Par Dil Jahan Thehra Tha, Bas Wahan Hi Thehra Reh Gaya!
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Kabhi Usne Bhi Humein Chahat Ka Paigam Likha Tha,
Sab Kuch Usne Apna Hamare Naam Likha Tha,
Suna Hai Aaj Unko Hamare Zikar Se Bhi Nafrat Hai,
Jisne Kbhi Apne Dil Par Hamara Naam Likha Tha!
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Dooriyan Jab Bhi Badhi To Galatfehmiyan Bhi Badh Gayi,
Phir Tumne Wo Bhi Suna Jo Maine Kaha hi Nahi!
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Auron Ki Khushi Ke Liye Apna Dil Dukhate Ho,
Par Aansuon Se Bheega Dil Kahan Par Sukhate Ho!
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Sheeshe Mein Doob Kar Peete Rahe Us Jaam Ko,
Koshishein To Bahut Ki Magar Bhula Na Paye Us Ek Naam Ko!
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Zindagi Ka Falsafa Bhi Kitna Ajeeb Hai,
Shaame Kat Ti Nahi Aur Saal Guzarte Chale Ja Rahe Hain!
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Meri Hi Aawaz Mujh Tak Laut Aayi,
Shayad Hadd-e-Aflaak Ke Us Paar Bhi Main Thi!
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Zara Chup Chap To Baitho Ki Dum Aaram Se Nikle,
Idhar Hum Hichki Lete Hain Udhar Tum Rone Lag Jaate Ho!
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Ek Mehboob Laparwah, Ek Mohabbat Bepanah,
Dono Kafi Hain Sukoon Barbaad Karne Ko!
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Neend Aankhon Mein Pirone Ki Izazat De De,
Ai Shab-E-Gham Ab Humein Sone Ki Izazat De De!
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Aainon Mein Aks Na Hon To Hairat Rehti Hai,
Jaise Khaali Aankhon Mein Bhi Wehshat Rehti Hai!
~ Amjad Islam Amjad
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Haath Zakhmi Hua To Kuch Meri Hi Khata Thi,
Lakiron Ko Badalna Chaha Tha Kisi Ko Paane Ke Liye!
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Main Uski Aas Mein Yun Baitha Hun Jaise,
Kisi La-Ilaaz Ko Intezar Ho Maut Ka!
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Meri Mazbooriyan Kya Puchte Ho,
Ki Jeene Ke Liye Mazboor Hun Main!
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Guzre Dino Ki Bhooli Hui Baat Ki Tarah,
Aankhon Mein Jaagti Hai Koi Raat Ki Tarah,
Usse Ummeed Thi Ki Nibhayegi Saath Wo,
Wo Bhi Badal Gayi Mere Halaat Ki Tarah!
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Jo Teri Chaah Mein Guzri Bas Wahi Zindagi Thi,
Uske Baad To Bas Zindagi Ne Guzara Hai Mujhe!
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Mohabbat Bhi To Ek Tarah Siyasat Hi Hoti Hai,
Jeete To Badshahi Aur Hare To Qaid-e-Tanhai!
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Likhna Chahta Hun Main Bhi Kuch Gehra Sa,
Jise Padhe Koi Bhi Bas Samjh Tum Sako!
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Log Aaj Bhi Tere Baare Mein Puchte Hain Kahan Hai Woh,
Main Bas Chup Ho Kar Dil Par Haath Rakh Deta Hun!
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Kyon Hum Ko Sunate Ho Jahannum Ke Fasane,
Is Daur Mein Jeene Ki Saza Kam To Nahi Hai!
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Ye Rishte Bhi Kitne Azeeb Hote Hain,
Bina Yakeen Ke Shuru Nahi Hote Aur Bina Dhokhe Ke Khatam Nahi Hote!
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Ajeeb Zulm Hue Hain Mohabbat Par Yaaro;
Jinhe Mili Unhein Kadar Nahi Jinhe Kadar Thi Unhein Mili Nahi!
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Hairat Se Na Dekh Mere Chehre Kee Dararein;
Main Waqt Ke Haathon Mein Khilone Kee Tarah Tha!
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Maine Apni Har Ek Saans Tumhari Ghulam Kar Rakhi Hai,
Logon Mein Ye Zindagi Badnaam Kar Rakhi Hai,
Ab Ye Aaina Bhi Kis Kaam Ka Mere,
Maine To Apni Parchayi Bhi Tumhare Naam Kar Rakhi Hai!
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Pyaar Kiya To Badnaam Ho Gaye,
Charche Hamare Sar-E-Aam Ho Gaye;
Zaalim Ne Dil Bhi Usi Waqt Toda,
Jab Hum Uske Pyaar Ke Ghulam Ho Gaye!
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Dilon Ko Tod Ke Jaane Se Kya Haasil Hua Tumhein,
Maar Hi Dete To Yun Raat Ki Tanhai Mein Rona Na Padta!
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Rehta To Nasha Teri Yaadon Ka Hi Hai,
Koi Puche To Keh Deta Hun Ki Pi Rakhe Hain!
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Dard Ka Ehsas Janna Hai To Pyaar Kar Ke Dekho,
Apni Aankhon Mein Kisi Ko Utaar Kar Dekho,
Chot Unko Lagegi Aansu Tumhein Aa Jayenge,
Ye Ehsas Janna Ho To Dil Haar Kar Dekho!
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Na Jaane Kaisi Nazar Lagi Hai Zamaane Ki,
Ab To Koi Vajah Bhi Nahi Milti Muskurane Ki!
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Dil Lagao To Judaa Hone Ki Himmat Bhi Rakhna,
Kyonki Zindagi Mein Taqdeer Ke Saath Saude Nahi Hote!
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Woh Jo Guzarti Hai Hawaon Ki Tarah, Yaad Hai Teri;
Woh Jo Behti Hai Nadi Ki Tarah, Fariyad Hai Meri!
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Gehrayi Pyaar Mein Ho To Bewafai Nahi Hoti,
Sachhe Pyaar Mein Kabhi Tanhai Nahi Hoti,
Pyaar Zara Sambhal Ke Karna,
Pyaar Ke Zakhm Ki Koi Dawai Nahi Hoti!
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Ek Ajeeb Dastan Hai Mere Afasane Ki,
Maine Pal Pal Koshish Ki Tere Pas Aane Ki,
Kismat Thi Meri Ya Sazish Zamane Ki,
Door Hue Itna Jitni Ummeed Thi Kareeb Aane Ki!
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Hum To Likh Dete Hain Jo Bhi Dil Mein Aata Hai Hamare,
Agar Chu Jaye Kabhi Aapke Dil Ko To Bas Itefaq Samjhaiye!
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Bahut Judaa Hai Auron Se Mere Dard Ki Kaifiyat,
Zakhm Ka Koi Nishaan Nahi Aur Taklif Ki Inteha Nahi!
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Mat Kar Koshish Mere Dard Ko Samjhne Ki,
Tu Pehle Ishq Kar, Chot Kha Phir Dawa Likh Mere Dard Ki!
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Tumhari Khusboo Se Mehakti Hain Wo Ghazal Bhi,
Jis Mein Likhta Hun Main Ki Tumhein Bhool Geya Hun!
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Kisi Ko Itna Na Chaho Ki Bhula Na Sako,
Yahan Mizaz Badalte Hain Mausam Kee Tarha!
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Dil Toota To Ek Aawaz Aayi,
Cheer Ke Dekha To Kuch Cheez Nikal Aayi,
Socha Kya Hoga Is Khali Dil Mein,
Lahu Se Dho Kar Dekha To Teri Tasvir Nikal Aayi!
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Guzar Rahi Hai Zindagi Bas,
Kuch Imtihan Mein Aur Kuch Intezar Mein!
DARD / ZINDAGI
Bewafaon Ki Is Duniya Mein Zara Sambhal Kar Chalna Ai Dost,
Yahan Barbad Karne Ke Liye Mohabbat Ka Sahara Lete Hain Log!
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Bikhre Hue Tukde Chunkar Teri Yaadon Ke,
Beete Lamho Ki Tasveer Banata Hun,
Har Khushi Apni Tere Naam Likh Ke,
Tere Dukhon Ko Apni Taqdeer Banata Hun!
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Roz Raat Ko Likhun Yeh Mumkin Nahin,
Kabhi-Kabhi Lafz Bhi To Soya Karte Hain!
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Na Aah Sunayi Di Na Tadap Dikhai Di;
Fana Ho Gaye Tere Ishq Mein Badi Khamoshi Ke Saath!
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Rakh Sako To Ek Nishani Hain Hum,
Bhul Jao Toh Ek Kahani Hain Hum,
Khushi Ki Dhoop Ho Ya Gham Ke Badal,
Dono Mein Jo Barse Woh Pani Hain Hum!
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Bichhad Ke Tujh Se Na Dekha Geya Kisi Ka Milan,
Uda Diye Hain Parinde Bhi Hum Ne Shajjar Pe Baithe Hue!
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Kise Sunayein Apne Gham Ke Chand Pannon Ke Qisse,
Yahan To Har Shakhs Bhari Kitaab Liye Baitha Hai!
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Parwane Ko Shama Par Jal Kar Kuch To Milta Hoga,
Sirf Marne Ki Khatir To Koi Pyaar Nahi Karta!
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Jinki Aankhein Aansuon Se Nam Nahi,
Kya Samjhte Ho Use Koi Gham Nahi,
Tum Tadap Kar Ro Diye To Kya Hua,
Gham Chhupa Ke Hasne Wale Bhi Kam Nahi!
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Samet Kar Le Jao Apne Jhoothe Vaadon Ke Adhure Qisse,
Agli Mohabbat Mein Tumhein Phir Inki Zaroorat Padegi!
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Jeene Ki Khwaish Mein Har Roz Marte Hain,
Wo Aaye Na Aaye Hum Intezar Karte Hain,
Jutha Hi Sahi Mere Yaar Ka Vaada Hai,
Hum Sach Maankar Aitbar Karte Hain!
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Dard-e-Dil Kee Aah Tum Na Samajhoge Kabhi;
Har Dard Ka Maatam Sar-e-Aam Nahi Hota!
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Dilasa Dete Hain Log, Ki Yun Har Waqt Na Roya Karo;
Main Kaise Bataun Ki Kuch Dard Sehne Ke Kabil Nahi Hote!
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Koi Ankhon Se Baat Kar Leta Hai,
Koi Ankhon Mein Mulakat Kar Leta Hai,
Bada Mushkil Hota Hai Jawab Dena,
Jab Koi Khamosh Rehkar Sawaal Kar Leta Hai!
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Usne Kaha Tha Aankhen Bhar Ke Dekha Kar Mujhe,
Yaaron Ab Aankhen To Bhar Aati Hai Par Vo Nahi Dekhte!
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Raat Shama Bujha Ke Bahut Der Tak Mehfil Sajai Humne,
Main Apne Dil Ke Liye Rota Raha Aur Yeh Dil Tere Liye!
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Hamari Rooh Mein Na Samaye Hote To Bhool Jate Tumhe,
Itna Kareeb Na Aaye Hote To Bhool Jate Tumhe,
Ye Kehte Hue Ki Mera Talluq Nahi Tumse Koi,
Aankhon Mein Aansu Na Aaye Hote To Bhool Jate Tumhe!
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Afsurda Hun Ibrat Se Dawa Ki Nahi Hajat,
Gham Ka Mujhe Ye Zof Hai Bimaar Nahi Hun!
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Door Jakar Bhi Hum Door Jaa Na Sakenge,
Kitna Royenge Hum Bata Na Sakenge,
Gham Iska Nahi Ki Aap Mil Na Sakoge,
Dard Is Baat Ka Hoga Ki Hum Aapko Bhula Na Sakenge!
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Nafraton Ke Bazaar Mein Jeene Ka Alag Hi Maza Hai,
Log Rulana Nahi Chhodte Aur Hum Muskurana Nahi Chhodte!
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Koi Nahi Hota Hamesha Ke Liye Kisi Ka,
Likha Hai Sath Thoda Thoda Sabhi Ka,
Mat Banao Kisi Ko Apne Jeene Ki Wajah,
Kyonki Jeena Hai Akele Yehi Usool Hai Zindgi Ka!
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Ya Rabb Mujhe Mehfooz Rakh Us But Ke Sitam Se,
Main Us Ki Inayat Ka Talabgaar Nahi Hun!
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Unke Hontho Pe Mera Naam Jab Aaya Hoga,
Khud Ko Ruswayi Se Phir Kaise Bachaya Hoga,
Sun Ke Fasana Auro Se Meri Barbadi Ka,
Kya Unko Apna Sitam Na Yaad Aaya Hoga!
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Jhooth Kehte Hain Log Ki Mohabbat Sab Kuch Cheen Leti Hai,
Maine To Mohabbat Karke Gham Ka Khazana Pa Liya!
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Ulfat Ka Yeh Dastoor Hota Hai,
Jise Chaho Wahi Humse Door Hota Hai,
Dil Toot Kar Bikharta Hai Is Kadar Jaise,
Kaanch Ka Khilona Girke Choor Choor Hota Hai!
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Ai Dil Thodi Si Himmat To Kar Na Yaar,
Chalo Dono Mil Kar Use Bhool Jaate Hain!
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Ishq-e-Bewafai Ne Daal Di Hai Aadat Buri,
Main Bhi Sharif Hua Karta Tha Is Zamane Mein,
Pehle Din Shuru Karta Tha Masjid Mein Namaz Se,
Ab Dhalti Hai Sham Sharaab Ke Sath Maikhane Mein!
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Taklif Mit Gayi Magar Ehsaas Reh Geya,
Khush Hun Main Bas Is Baat Se Ki Chalo Kuch To Mere Paas Reh Geya!
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Kagzon Pe Likh Kar Zaya Kar Dun, Main Woh Shakhs Nahi,
Wo Shayar Hun Main Jise Dilon Pe Likhne Ka Hunar Aata Hai!
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Pyaar Dariya Hai Jiska Sahil Nahi Hota,
Har Dil Mohabbat Ke Kabil Nahi Hota,
Rota Wo Bhi Hai Jo Dooba Hai Pyaar Mein,
Aur Rota Wo Bhi Hai Jise Pyaar Hasil Nahi Hota!
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Talash Kar Meri Kami Ko Apne Dil Me Aey Zaalim,
Dard Ho To Samjh Lena Mohabbat Ab Bhi Baaki Hai!
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Tere Siwa Koi Mere Jazbaat Mein Nahi,
Aankhon Mein Wo Nami Hai Jo Barsat Mein Nahi,
Paane Ki Tujhe Koshish Bahut Ki Magar,
Tu Ek Lakeer Hai Jo Mere Haath Mein Nahi!
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Pehle Ishq, Phir Dard, Phir Behad Nafrat;
Badi Tarkib Se Tabah Kiya Tumne Mujhko!
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Woh Mil Geya To Bichhadna Padega Phir 'Zarrin',
Isi Khayal Se Hum Raaste Badalte Rahe!
~ Iffat Zarrin
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Tere Rone Se Unhe Koi Fark Nahi Padta Aye Dil,
Jinke Chahne Wale Zayada Ho Wo Aksar Be-Dard Hua Karte Hain!
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Hamare Halaat Se Na Lagao Andaza Hamare Wajud Ka,
Hum Woh Khamosh Samandar Hain Jiske Pehlu Mein Toofan Palte Hain!
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Jab Suraj Dhalta Hai To Aasman Ka Rang Badal Jata Hai,
Jab Kismat Badalti Hai To Logo Ka Dhang Badal Jata Hai,
Din Dhalte-Dhalte Suraj Bhi Dhal Jata Hai,
Andhera Hote-Hote Saya Bhi Saath Chod Jata Hai!
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Mehfil Main Hansna Mera Mizaz Ban Gaya,
Tanhai Main Rona Ek Raaz Ban Gaya,
Dil Ke Dard Ko Chehre Se Zahir Na Hone Diya,
Yahi Mere Jeene Ka Andaaz Ban Gaya!
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Lage Hain Ilzaam Dil Pe Jo Mujh Ko Rulate Hain,
Kisi Ki Berukhi Aur Kisi Aur Ko Satate Hain;
Dil Tod Ke Mera Wo Badi Asani Se Keh Gaye Alvida,
Lekin Halaat Mujhe Bewafa Thehraate Hain!
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Insan Na To Kuch Hans Kar Seekhta Hai,
Na Kuch Ro Kar Seekhta Hai,
Jab Bhi Kuch Alag Seekhta Hai To,
Ya To Kisi Ka Ho Kar Seekhta Hai,
Ya Kisi Ko Kho Kar Seekhta Haui!
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Talaash Kar Meri Kami Ko Apne Dil Mein Ai Zaalim,
Dard Ho To Samjh Lena Mohabbat Ab Bhi Baaki Hai!
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Ruthi Jo Zindagi To Mana Lenge Hum, Mile Jo Gham To Seh Lenge Hum;
Bus Aap Rehna Saath Hamare, Aansuon Mein Bhi Muskura Lenge Hum!
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Saari Duniya Rooth Jaane Se Mujhe Garaz Nahi,
Bas Tera Rooth Jaana Mujhe Takleef Deta Hai!
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Zara Palat Kar To Dekh Lete, Hum Wahi Khade The;
Pal Do Pal To Aap Muskura Lete, To Un Palo Mein Hum Apni Saari Zindagi Guzar Lete!
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Teri Mehfil Se Dil Kuch Aur Tanha Hoke Lauta Hai,
Ye Lene Kya Geya Tha Aur Kya Ghar Leke Aaya Hai!
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Ek Ajeeb Sa Rishta Hai Mere Aur Khwahishon Ke Darmiyan,
Wo Mujhe Jeene Nahi Deti Aur Main Unhe Marne Nahi Deta!
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Doobi Hain Meri Ungliyan Mere Hi Khoon Mein,
Ye Kaanch Ke Tukdon Par Bharose Ki Saza Hai!
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Phool Allah Ne Banaye Hain Mehkane Ke Liye,
Aur Bulbul Ko Banaya Hai Chehakne Ke Liye,
Aish-e-Gham Se Banaya Hai Mere Seene Mein,
Dil Ko Angare Kee Manind Dehkane Ke Liye!
~ Aish Dehlvi
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Bulaya Maut Ko Barson Maine Iltijaa Kar Ke,
Khuda Ke Paas Chala Hun Khuda Khuda Kar Ke!
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Dekh To Dil Ki Jaan Se Uthta Hai,
Ye Dhuan Sa Kahan Se Uthta Hai!
~ Meer Taqi Meer
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Teri Wafaa Se Kya Ho Talafi Ki Dahar Mein,
Tere Siwa Bhi Hum Pe Bahut Se Sitam Hue!
~ Mirza Ghalib
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Kuch Itne Diye Hasrat-e-Didar Ne Dhokhe,
Wo Samne Baithe Hain Yakeen Hum Ko Nahi Hai!
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Ab To Daman-e-Dil Chhod Do Bekaar Umeedo,
Bahut Dukh Seh Liye Maine Bahut Din Jee Liya Maine!
~ Sahir Ludhianvi
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Jo Roshni Mein Khade Hain Woh Jaante Hi Nahin,
Hawaa Chale To Chiraghon Kee Zindagi Kya Hai!
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Durust Kar Hi Liya Maine Nazriya Apna,
Ki Dard Na Ho To Mohabbat Mazaak Lagti Hai!
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Main Roz Pilata Hun Use Zehar Ka Piyala,
Ek Dard Jo Andar Hai, Marta Hi Nahi!
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Kab Thehrega Dard Ai Dil Kab Raat Basar Hogi,
Sunte The Woh Aayenge, Sunte The Sehar Hogi!
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Ungliya Aaj Bhi Isi Soch Mein Gum Hain,
Ki Kaise Usne Naye Haath Ko Thama Hoga!
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Haadse Kya Kya Tumhari Berukhi Se Ho Gaye,
Sari Duniya Ke Liye Hum Ajnabi Se Ho Gaye!
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Hazaron Hote Hain Mere Lafzon Ke Deewane,
Meri Khamoshi Sunne Wala Agar Koi Hota To Kya Baat Thi!
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Mohabbat Bhi Bheekh Hai Shayad,
Badi Mushkil Se Milti Hai!
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Itni Lambi Umar Kee Dua Mat Maang Mere Liye;
Aisa Na Ho Ke Tu Bhi Chhod De Aur Maut Bhi Na Aaye!
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Usne Aashiyana Bana Rakha Hai Dil Ko Mere,
Lekin Na Wo Khud Rehta Hai Na Main Kisi Aur Ko Basa Sakta Hun!
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Ab To Khud Apni Zaroorat Bhi Nahi Hai Hum Ko,
Wo Bhi Din The Ki Kabhi Teri Zaroorat Hum The!
~ Aitbar Sajid
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Sach Maano Main Kisi Ko Kuch Nahi Kehta,
Log Khud Hi Tumhara Pata Laga Lete Hain Meri Aankhon Jhaank Kar!
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Koi Batayega Kaise Dafnaate Hain Unko,
Wo Khwab Jo Dil Mein Hi Mar Jaate Hain!
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Shikayatein Tujhse Nahi Kismat Se Hai,
Jo Chaha Wo Khoya!
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Aadat Thi Tu Meri,
Ab To Bas Khwahish Ban Kar Reh Gayi!
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Tu Koi Mere Gham Ka Mudaava Kar De,
Tera Gham Hai Tere Kehne Se Chala Jayega!
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Zindagi Dene Wale Marta Chhod Gaye,
Apnapan Jatane Wale Tanha Chhod Gaye,
Jab Padi Zaroorat Humein Apne Humsafar Kee,
Wo Jo Saath Chalne Wale The Sab Raasta Mod Gaye!
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Meri Koshish Hamesha Hi Nakaam Rahi,
Pehle Tujhe Paane Kee Ab Tujhe Bhulane Kee!
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Ishq Ne Humein Benaam Kar Diya;
Har Khushi Se Humein Anjaan Kar Diya;
Humne To Kabhi Nahi Chaha Ki Humein Bhi Mohabbat Ho;
Lekin Aap Kee Ek Nazar Ne Humein Nilaam Kar Diya!
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Kabhi Dil Kee Kamzori Ban Ke Reh Jati Hai,
Kabhi Waqt Kee Majboori Banke Reh Jati Hai,
Ye Mohabat Wo Sharaab Hai Ai Dost,
Jise Jitna Piyo Pyaas Adhoori Hi Reh Jati Hai!
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Sukoon-e-Dil Ko Naseeb Teri Berukhi Hi Sahi,
Hamare Darmiyan Kuch To Rahega Chahe Fansla Hi Sahi!
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Yun Tasalli De Rahe Hain Hum Dil-e-Bimaar Ko,
Jis Tarah Thaame Koi Girti Hui Deewar Ko!
~ Qateel Shifai
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Paani Mein Tairna Seekh Lo Mere Dosto,
Aankhon Mein Doobne Walon Ka Anjaam Bahut Bura Hota Hai!
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Kismat Ki Kitab To Badi Khoob Likhi Thi Meri Rabb Ne,
Bas Wahi Panna Ghum Tha Jis Mein Ishq Ka Zikr Tha!
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Khudaa Jaane Bichhad Ke Mujhse Wo Kis Ka Humsafar Ho Geya,
Hain Jis Ke Liye Muddat Se Muntazir Aakhein!
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Na Jaane Kis Liye Umeed-Vaar Baitha Hun,
Ek Aisi Raah Pe Jo Teri Rahguzar Bhi Nahi!
~ Faiz Ahmad Faiz
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Unki Tasveer Ko Seene Se Laga Lete Hain;
Iss Tarah Judai Ka Gham Mita Lete Hain;
Kisi Tarha Zikar Na Ho Jaye Unko Hamare Dard Ka;
Hans Kar Bheegi Palkon Mein Sab Dard Chupa Lete Hain!
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Iss Umar Ke Modh Par Sirf Mohabbat Chahiye;
Botal Ka Sahara Toh Tamaam Zindagi Lete Rahe!
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Honthon Kee Hansi Ko Na Samajh Haqeeqat-e-Zindagi;
Dil Mein Utar Ke Dekh Hum Kitne Toote Hue Hain!
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Hum Ishq Ke Maaron Ka Itna Hi Fasaana Hai;
Rone Ko Nahi Koi Hansne Ko Zamana Hai!
~ Jigar Moradabadi
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Ye Kya Jaane Mein Jana Hai, Jaate Ho Khafaa Hokar;
Main Tab Janu Mere Dil Se Chale Jao Juda Hokar;
Qayamat Tak Udegi Dil Se Uthkar Khaak Aankhon Tak;
Isi Raaste Geya Hai Hasraton Ka Kafila Hokar!
~ Seemab Akbarabadi
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Aankh Dekhe Bina Nahi Rehti,
Honth To Khair Si Liye Hum Ne!
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Gharaz Ki Kaat Diye Zindagi Ke Din Ai Dost,
Wo Teri Yaad Mein Hon Ya Tujhe Bhulane Mein!
~ Firaq Gorakhpuri
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Ai Rabba Kya Cheez Mohabbat Tune Banai Hai,
Kisi Ko Ye Mil Jaati Hai Aur Koi Sehta Umar Bhar Kee Tanhai Hai,
Saath Chalne Ke Khwaab Dekhte Hain Jo Log Mohabbat Mein,
Koi Pa Leta Hai Apni Manzil Ko Aur Koi Sehta Umar Bhar Kee Judai Hai!
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Kaanch Ke Tukde Bankar Bikhar Gayi Hai Zindagi Meri,
Kisi Ne Sameta Hi Nahi Haath Zakhmi Hone Ke Darr Se!
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Ab Yeh Bhi Nahi Theek Ki Har Dard Mita De;
Kuch Dard Kaleje Se Lagane Ke Liye Hain!
~ Jaan Nisar Akhtar
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Ai Dil Mat Kar Itni Mohabbat Kisi Se,
Ishq Mein Mila Dard Tu Seh Nahi Payega;
Ek Din Toot Kar Bikhar Jayega Apno Ke Haathon Se,
Kisne Toda Yeh Bhi Kisi Se Tu Keh Nahi Payega!
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Kisi Dard Ko Sambhal Pana Aasan Nahi;
Hanste Hue Har Lamha Bitana Aasan Nahi;
Zindgi Mein Har Koi Dil Mein Basta Nahi,
Aur Jo Bas Jaye Usko Dil Se Bhulana Aasan Nahi!
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Roshni Kab Kam Hui Pata Na Chala;
Khushi Kab Ghum Hui Pata Na Chala; Aap Kee Yaad Mein Khoye Kuch Is Tarha;
Aankh Kab Nam Hui Pata Na Chala!
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Karna Ho Kisi Ko Ishq To Yaaro Seene Mein Basa Lena;
Agar Kabhi Toot Jaye To Sirf Yaadon Kee Hi Dawa Lena!
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Udasiyan Mera Daman Hi Nahi Chhodti;
Ab To Jeene Kee Tamanna Bhi Saath Chhod Gayi!
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Aadat Ke Baad Dard Bhi Dene Laga Maza;
Hans Hans Ke Aah Aah Kiye Ja Raha Hun Main!
~ Jigar Moradabadi
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Naam Uska Likh Kar Mita Raha Tha Main;
Dil Ko Apne Yun Behla Raha Tha Main;
Na Thi Jisko Mere Pyaar Ki Kadar Dosto,
Na Chahte Hue Bhi Bas Usi Ko Chah Raha Tha Main!
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Kabhi Neendein Kabhi Aankhon Mein Paani Bhej Deta Hai;
Wo Khud Aata Nahi Bas Apni Nishani Behj Deta Hai!
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Hosh Mein Jab Tak Raha Tanha Raha Ghamgeen Raha;
Ab Hun Deewana To Ek Aalam Mera Deewana Hai!
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Kuch Aise Haadse Bhi Zindagi Mein Hote Hain Dost,
Insaan Bachh To Jata Hai, Magar Zinda Nahi Rehta!
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Aankhon Mein Raha Dil Mein Utar Kar Nahi Dekha;
Kashti Ke Musafir Ne Samandar Nahi Dekha;
Pathar Mujhe Kehta Hai Mera Chahne Wala;
Main Mom Hun Usne Mujhe Chhu Kar Nahi Dekha!
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Ahsaan Kisi Ka Wo Rakhte Nahi Mera Bhi Chuka Diya;
Jitna Khaya Tha Namak Mera, Mere Zakhmon Par Laga Diya!
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Kitni Fikr Hai Kudrat Ko Meri Tanhai Kee;
Jaagte Rehte Hain Raat Bhar Sitare Mere Liye!
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Hairat Se Na Dekh Mere Chehre Kee Dararein;
Main Waqt Ke Haathon Mein Khilone Kee Tarah Tha!
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Dil Ke Sare Arman Le Jate Hain,
Humse Hamari Pehchan Le Jate Hain,
Be-panah Na Chahna Kisi Ko Kyonki,
Jaan Kehne Wale Hi Aksar Jaan Le Jate Hain!
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Na Dard Ne Kisi Ko Sataya Hota;
Na Aankhon Ne Kisi Ko Rulaya Hota;
Khushi Hi Khushi Hoti Har Jagah;
Agar Banane Wale Ne Dil Hi Na Banaya Hota!
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Jab Hui Thi Mohabbat To Laga Kisi Achhe Kaam Ka Asar Hai;
Khabar Na Thi Humein Ki Gunahon Kee Aisi Bhi Sazaa Hoti Hai!
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Tu Khamosh Kyon Hai Ye To Maloom Nahi Magar;
Dil Doob Sa Jata Hai Jab Tu Khamosh Hota Hai!
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Kisi Ne Humein Rulaya To Kya Bura Kiya;
Dil Ko Dhukaya To Kya Bura Kiya;
Hum To Pehle Se Hi Tanha The;
Kisi Ne Ehsaas Dilaya To Kya Bura Kiya!
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Na Jane Kaun Si Galiyon Mein Chor Aaya Hun;
Charagh Jalte Hue Khawab Muskurate Hue!
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Har Ek Chehre Pe Ghuman Uska Tha;
Basa Na Koi Dil Mein Ye Khaali Makaan Uska Tha;
Tamam Dukh Mit Gaye Mere Dil Se Lekin;
Jo Na Mit Saka Woh Ek Naam Uska Tha!
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Mujhko Aisa Dard Mila Jiski Dawa Nahi;
Phir Bhi Khush Hun Mujhe Us Se Koi Gila Nahi;
Aur Kitne Aansu Bahaun Ab Us Ke Liye;
Jisko Khuda Ne Mere Naseeb Main Likha Hi Nahi!
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Ab Ye Bhi Theek Nahi Ki Har Dard Mita De;
Kuch Dard Kaleje Se Lagane Ke Liye Hain!
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Tere Pass Se Wo Guzra To Bekhudi Mein Tha 'Faraz';
Thodi Door Ja Kar Sambhla, Tujhe Yaad Kar Ke Roya!
~ Ahmad Faraz
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Ab Yeh Bhi Nahi Theek Ki Har Dard Mita Den;
Kuch Dard Kaleje Se Lagane Ke Liye Hain!
~ Jaan Nisar Akhtar
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Main Uska Hun Yeh To Main Jaan Geya Hun Lekin;
Woh Kis Ka Hai Yeh Sawal Mujhe Sone Nahi Deta!
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Khayal Mein Aata Hai Jab Us Ka Chehra,
To Labon Pe Aksar Fariyaad Aati Hai;
Hum Bhool Jate Hain Us Ke Sare Sitam,
Jab Us Kee Adhuri Si Mohabbat Yaad Aati Hai!
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Na Aah Sunayi Di Na Tadap Dikhai Di;
Fana Ho Gaye Tere Ishq Mein Badi Khamoshi Ke Saath!
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Mile Agar Mera Humdum To Use Sirf Itna Keh Dena;
Bina Teri Mohabbat Ke Woh Pagli Jee Nahi Sakti!
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Tumhara Kya Bigaada Tha Jo Tumne Tod Dala Hai;
Ye Tukde Main Nahi Lungi, Mujhe Tum Dil Bana Kar Do!
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Bistar Bandh Liya Hai Maine Ghalib;
Batao Kahan Rehte Hain Woh Log Jo Kahin Ke Nahi Rehte!
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Kabhi Khud Pe To Kabhi Halaat Pe Hansi Aayi;
Tanha Baithe Baithe Beeti Baat Pe Hansi Aayi;
Wo Yaad Aaye To Kuch Pal Ka Rona Aaya;
Phir Agle Hi Pal Mujhe Haal-e-Dil Pe Hansi Aayi!
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Jigar Ho Jaega Chhalni Yeh Aankhein Khoon Royeingi Wasi;
Be Fainz Logon Se Nibha Kar Kuch Nahi Milta!
~ Syed Wasi Shah
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Zakham Aisa Diya Ki Koi Dawa Kaam Na Aayi;
Aag Aisi Lagai Ki Paani Se Bhi Bujh Na Paayi;
Aaj Bhi Rote Hain Hum Unki Yaad Mein;
Jo Chod Kar Chale Gaye Aur Unhe Hamari Yaad Tak Na Aayi!
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Phoolon Ka Bikharna To Muqaddar Hi Tha Lekin;
Kuch Is Mein Hawaon Kee Siyasat Bhi Bahut Thi!
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Khaali Sheeshe Bhi Nishaan Rakhte Hain;
Toote Hue Dil Bhi Armaan Rakhte Hain;
Jo Khamoshi Se Guzar Jaye;
Woh Dariya Bhi Dil Mein Toofan Rakhte Hain!
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Chal Tujhe Dikha Dun Apne Dil Kee Veeran Galiyan;
Shayad Ki Tujhe Taras Aa Jaye Meri Udaas Zindagi Par!
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Main Aksar Usko Sochun To Mujhe Mehsoos Hota Hai;
Use Mujhse Mohabbat Thi, Ya Phir Veham Tha Yeh Mera!
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Muskurane Se Shuru Aur Rulane Pe Khatam;
Ye Zulm Hai Insanon Pe Jise Log Mohabbat Kehte Hain!
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Maut Ke Aagosh Mein Sone Ko Jee Karta Hai;
Dil To Kho Diya Ab Zindagi Khone Ko Jee Karta Hai;
Uski Yaad Aati Hai Jab Bhi Mujhe Na Jane Kyon;
Kahin Pe Tanha Baith Ke Rone Ko Jee Karta Hai!
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Dilasa Dete Hain Log, Ki Yun Har Waqt Na Roya Karo;
Main Kaise Bataun Ki Kuch Dard Sehne Ke Kabil Nahi Hote!
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Main Thak Geya Hun Bahut Shayadaar Pedon Se;
Zara Si Dhoop Bichhakar Qayam Karta Hun!
~ Bashir Badr
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Ye Mat Kehna Ki Teri Yaad Se Rishta Nahi Rakha;
Main Khud Tanha Raha Dil Ko Magar Tanha Nahi Rakha;
Tumhari Chahton Ke Phool To Mehfooz Rakhe Hain;
Tumhari Nafrato Kee Peedh Ko Zinda Nahi Rakha!
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Dard-e-Dil Kee Aah Tum Na Samajhoge Kabhi;
Har Dard Ka Maatam Sar-e-Aam Nahi Hota!
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Log Kehte Hain Jise Hadh Se Zyada Pyaar Karo;
Woh Pyaar Kee Kadar Nahi Karta;
Par Sach To Ye Hai Ki Pyaar Kee Kadar Jo Bhi Karta Hai;
Use Koi Pyaar Hi Nahi Karta!
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Kuch Zakhm Sadiyon Baad Bhi Taaza Rehte Hain 'Faraz';
Waqt Ke Paas Bhi Har Marz Ki Dawa Nahi Hoti!
~ Ahmad Faraz
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Ye Duniya Wale Bhi Bade Ajeeb Hain;
Kabhi Humse Door To Kabhi Kareeb Hain;
Dard Na Bataye To Humein Qayar Kehte Hain;
Aur Dard Bata De To Shayar Kehte Hain!
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Zindagi Mein Bas Ek Dil Se Chaha Unhe;
Akele Ho Kar Bhi Unke Khayalon Ke Sang Jiya Humne;
Gham Dard Sab Mein Bhi Muskaraya Humne;
Par Na Jane Kyon Hamari Mohabbat Ka Yakin Hua Na Unhe!
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Badi Mushkil Se Bane Hain Toot Jane Ke Baad;
Hum Aaj Bhi Ro Dete Hain Muskurane Ke Baad;
Aapse Mohabbat Thi Humein Be-inteha;
Magar Yeh Mehsoos Hua Aap Se Bichhad Jane Ke Baad!
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Rakhe Hain Dil Mein Hum Ne Bade Ehtram Se;
Jo Gham Diye Hain Tumne Mohabbat Ke Naam Se!
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Apno Ne Zehar Ka Jaam De Diya;
Gairon Ne Bewafa Naam De Diya;
Jo Kehte The Humein Bhool Na Jana;
Unhi Ne Bhoolne Ka Paigam De Diya!
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Gham Ki Tashreeh Bohat Mushkil Thi;
Apni Tasveer Dikha Di Hum Ne!
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Bada Shor Sunte The Pehlu Mein Dil Ka;
Jo Cheera To Ek Qatra-e-Khoon Na Nikla!
~ Atish
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Kahan Koi Aisa Mila Jis Pe Hum Dil Luta Dete;
Har Ek Ne Dhokha Diya Kis-Kis kK Bhula Dete;
Apne Dil Ka Dard Dil Hi Mein Dabaye Rakhe Hain;
Karte Bayan To Mehfil Ko Rula Dete!
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Dil Hijr Ke Dard Se Bojhal Hai Ab Aan Milo To Behtar Ho;
Is Baat Se Hum Ko Kya Matlab Ye Kaise Ho Ye Kyonkar Ho!
~ Ibn-e-Insha
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Irada Tha Ki Ab Ke Rang-e-Duniya Dekhna Hai;
Khabar Kya Thi Ki Apna Hi Tamasha Dekhna Hai!
~ Hasan Abbas Raza
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Ek Jurm Hua Hai Hum Se Ek Yaar Bana Baithe Hain;
Kuch Apna Sa Us Ko Samajh Kar Sab Raaz Bata Baithe Hain;
Phir Us Ke Pyaar Kee Raah Mein Dil-o-Jaan Gawa Baithe Hain;
Woh Yaad Bahut Aate Hain Jo Hum Ko Bhula Baithe Hain!
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Itni Shiddat Se Chaha Use Ki Khud Ko Bhi Bhula Diya;
Unke Liye Apne Dil Ko Kitni Hi Baar Rula Diya;
Ek Baar Hi Thukraya Unhone;
Aur Humne Khud Ko Maut Kee Neend Sula Diya!
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Wo Aayi Nahi Kabhi Mujhe Yaad Karke;
Wo Gayi Jab Bhi Mujhe Barbaad Karke;
Agar Wo Aaye Meri Maut Pe To Use Keh Dena;
Abhi Soya Hai Tujhe Yaad Karke!
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Agar Wo Khush Hai Dekh Kar Aansu Meri Aankhon Mein;
To Rab Kee Kasam Hum Muskurana Chhod Denge;
Tadapte Rahenge Use Dekhne Ko;
Lekin Us Kee Taraf Nazrein Uthana Chhod Denge!
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Aaj To Besabab Udaas Hai Ji;
Ishq Hota To Koi Baat Bhi Thi!
~ Nasir Kazmi
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Zakham Kee Baat Nahi Hai Jaane Dard Kyon Hota Hai;
Dhokhe Kee Baat Nahi Hai Jaane Ehaas Kyon Hota Hai;
Jante Hue Ki Wo Bewafa Hain;
Na Jane Phir Bhi Pyaar Kyon Hota Hai!
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Lekar Hum Dusro Kee Hansi Kya Karein;
Jo Apni Nahi Wo Khushi Kya Karein;
Tanha Jeene Se Behtar Hai Mar Jayein Hum;
Jab Saath Tum Nahi To Zindagi Jee Kar Kya Karein!
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Na Kar Zidd, Apni Aukat Mein Reh Ai Nadaan Dil;
Wo Bade Log Hain, Apne Shaunk Se Yaad Karte Hain!
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Har Sitam Seh Kar Kitne Gham Chipaye Humne;
Teri Khatir Har Din Aansu Bahaye Humne;
Tu Chhod Geya Jaha Humein Raahon Mein Akela;
Bas Tere Diye Zakhm Har Ek Se Chipaye Humne!
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Har Roz Koi Khwaab Toot Jata Hai;
Har Roz Koi Apna Rooth Jata Hai;
Na Jaane Meri Kismat Mein Kya Hai;
Jise Main Yaad Karun Wohi Mujhe Bhool Jata Hai!
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Puche Na Zindagi Mein Kisi Ne Bhi Dil Ke Dukh;
Ab Shehar Bhar Mein Zikr Meri Khud-Kushi Ka Hai!
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Dard Mein Is Dil Ko Tadapte Dekha;
Apne Samne Har Rishte Ko Bikharte Dekha;
Kitne Pyaar Se Sajai Thi Khwabon Kee Duniya;
Use Apni Aankon Ke Samne Ujadte Hue Dekha!
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Ek Kahani Si Dil Par Likhi Reh Gayi;
Wo Nazar Jo Mujhe Dekhti Reh Gayi;
Log Aakar Bazaar Mein Bik Bhi Gaye;
Meri Keemat Lagi Kee Lagi Reh Gayi!
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Roti Hui Aankhon Mein Intezar Hota Hai;
Na Chahte Hue Bhi Pyaar Hota Hai;
Kyon Dekhte Hain Hum Woh Sapne;
Jinke Tutne Par Bhi Unke Sach Hone Ka Intezar Hota Hai!
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Jab Se Usne Shehar Ko Chhoda Har Raasta Sunsaan Hua;
Apna Kya Hai Saare Shehar Ka Ek Jaisa Nuksaan Hua!
~ Mohsin Naqvi
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Shauq-e-Safar Kahan Hai Kahan Le Geya Humein;
Hum Jis Ko Chodd Aaye Hain Manzil Wahi To Thi!
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Doobi Hain Meri Ungliyan Khud Apne Lahoo Mein;
Yeh Kaanch Ke Tukde Uthaane Kee Saza Hai!
~ Parveen Shakir
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Dukh Dete Ho Aur Khud Hi Swaal Karte Ho;
Tum Bhi O Sanam Kamaal Karte Ho;
Dekh Kar Puch Liya Hai HaaL Mera;
Chalo Shukr Hai Kuch To Khyaal Karte Ho!
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Itni Lambi Umar Kee Dua Mat Maang Mere Liye;
Aisa Na Ho Ke Tu Bhi Chhod De Aur Maut Bhi Na Aaye!
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Aisa Nahi Hai Ki Ab Teri Mujhko Zaroorat Nahi Rahi;
Bas Toot Toot Kar Ab Bikhrne Kee Himmat Nahi Rahi;
Aisa Nahi Hai Ki Tere Peeche Teri Yaad Aati Nahi Rahi;
Bas Ab Foot Foot Kar Rone Kee Himmat Nahi Rahi!
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Kuch Cheezein Hum Purani Chhod Aaye;
Aate Aate Uski Aankhon Mein Paani Chhod Aaye;
Ye Aisa Dard Hai Jo Bayaan Ho Hi Nahi Sakta;
Dil To Saath Le Aaye Lekin Dhadkan Wahin Chhod Aaye!
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Nibha Sakta Hun Main Tamam Umar Saath Tera;
Magar Aapni Zindagi Par Mujhe Yaqeen Nahi;
Mere Marne Par Bhi Rahogi Tum Pass Mere;
Magar Hunga Us Waqt Bhi Main Tumhare Saath Nahi!
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Kahan Se Layein Hunar Use Manane Ka;
Koi Jawab Nahi Tha Uske Rooth Ke Chale Jane Ka;
Milni Thi Mujhe Hi Saza Is Mohabbat Mein;
Kyon Ki Juram Maine Hi Kiya Tha Us Se Dil Lagane Ka!
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Chand Kaliyan Nishat Ki Chun Kar,
Muddaton Mahv-e-Yaas Rehta Hun;
Tujh Se Milna Khushi Ki Baat Sahi,
Tujh Se Mil Kar Udaas Rehta Hun!

Translation:
Mahv-e-Yaas = Lost in grief
~ Sahir Ludhianvi
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Kitab-e-Ishq Mein Jitne Alfaz Likhe Hain;
Dil Mein Mere Utne Ehsaas Rakhe Hain;
Tum Keh Kar Dekhte Sitamgar, Zalim;
Mere Labon Par Kitne Tere Naam Rakhe Hain!
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Holi Ke Din Ki Ye Mulaqat Yaad Rahegi;
Rango Ki Ye Barsaat Yaad Rahegi;
Aap Ko Mile Rangeen Duniya Aise Hamesha;
Is Toote Hue Dil Ki Rabb Se Yahi Fariyad Rahegi!
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Kabhi Yeh Chup Mein Kabhi Meri Baat Baat Mein Tha;
Tumhara Akss Meri Saari Qayenaat Mein Tha;
Hum Ehl-e-Ishq Bahut Bad-Guhmaan Hote Hain;
Isi Tarah Ka Koi Vasf Teri Jaat Mein Tha!
~ Noshi Gilani
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Pehli Mohabbat Thi Hamari, Hum Jaan Na Sake;
Pyaar Hota Hai Kya Hum Pehchan Na Sake;
Humne Unhe Dil Mein Basaya Hai Iss Kadar Ki;
Chah Kar Bhi Hum Unhe Apne Dil Se Nikaal Na Sake!
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Inhi Patharon Pe Chal Kar Agar Aa Sako To Aao;
Mere Ghar Ke Raaste Mein Koi Kehkashan Nahi Hai!
~ Mustafa Zaidi
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Ishq Mein Dil Ne Bahut Kaam Nikala Apna;
Sach Hai, Milta Hai Kahaan, Chahne Wala Apna;
Main Uthta Hun Sahare Ke Liye Uske;
Reh Na Geya Ho Raah Mein, Kahin Dard Apna!
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Hans Ke Farmaate Hai Woh, Dekh Ke Haalat Meri;
Kyon Tum Aasaan Samajhte The Mohabbat Meri;
Baad Marne Ke Bhi Chhori Na Rafaaqat Meri;
Meri Turbat Se Lagi Baithi Hai Hasrat Meri!
~ Ameer Minai
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Na Haara Hai Ishq Na Duniya Thaki Hai;
Diya Jal Raha Hai Hawa Chal Rahi Hai;
Sukoon Hi Sukoon Hai Khushi Hi Khushi Hai;
Tera Gham Salamat Mujhe Kya Kami Hai!
~ Khumar Barabankvi
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Ye Jabr Bhi Dekha Hai Tareekh Kee Nazron Ne;
Lamhon Ne Khataa Kee Thi Sadiyon Ne Saza Payi!
~ Muzaffar Razmi
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Ja Aur Koi Zabt Ki Duniya Talash Kar;
Ai Ishq Hum To Ab Tere Kaabil Nahi Rahe!
~ Jigar Moradabadi
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Kuchh Iss Tarah Se Meri Zindagi Ko Maine Aasan Kar Liya;
Bhool Kar Teri Bewafai, Maine Apni Tanhai Se Pyaar Kar Liya!
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Unki Tasveer Ko Seene Se Laga Lete Hain;
Iss Tarah Judai Ka Gham Mita Lete Hain;
Kisi Tarha Zikar Ho Jaye Unko Hamare Dard Ka Agar;
Hans Kar Bheegi Palkon Mein Sab Dard Chupa Lete Hain!
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Mujhe In Patharo Ka Dar Na Hota;
Agar Sheeshe Ka Mera Ghar Na Hota;
Yakeenan Hum Bhi Khelte Ishq Ki Bazi;
Agar Dil Tootne Ka Dar Na Hota!
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Nibhaoge Tum Kasmein Yeh Wada Na Karo;
Mohabbat Humse Itni Zyada Na Karo;
Dekhe Hain Maine Bhi Daur Tabahi Ke;
Aur Humein Sataane Ka Irada Na Karo!
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Kaayi Si Jam Gayi Hai Aankhon Par;
Sara Manzar Hara Sa Rehta Hai;
Sehma Sehma Daraa Sa Rehta Hai;
Jaane Kyon Dil Bhara Sa Rehta Hai!
~ Gulzar
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Khwahishon Ka Kafila Bhi Ajeeb Hi Hai;
Aksar Wahin Se Guzarta Hai Jahan Raasta Nahi Hota!
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Aansu Na Hote To Aankhein Itni Khoobsurat Na Hoti;
Dard Na Hota To Khushiyon Kee Koi Keemat Na Hoti;
Poori Karta Jo Rabb Yun Hi Sab Muradein;
To Ibadat Kee Kabhi Zaroorat Na Hoti!
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Jaane Wale Dil Ko Pathar Kar Gaye;
Phir Kissi Ko Dekh Kar Dil Dhadka Hi Nahin!
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Dene Aaye Hain Mere Dard Kee Keemat Mujh Ko;
Itne Humdard Hain Na Jaane Kyon Log Mere!
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Zinda Rahein To Kya Hai, Jo Mar Jaayein Hum To Kya;
Duniya Se Khamoshi Se Guzar Jaayein Hum To Kya;
Hasti Hi Apni Kya Hai Zamaane Ke Saamne;
Ek Khwab Hain Jahaan Mein Bikhar Jaayein Hum To Kya!
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Aao Kisi Shab Mujhe Toot Ke Bikharta Dekho;
Meri Ragon Mai Zehar Judaai Ka Utarta Dekho;
Kis Kis Adaa Se Tujhe Maanga Hai Khuda Se;
Aao Kabhi Mujhe Sajdon Mai Sisakta Dekho!
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Hans Ke Farmaate Hain Woh, Dekh Ke Haalat Meri;
Kyon Tum Aasaan Samajhte The Mohabbat Meri;
Baad Marne Ke Bhi Chhori Na Rafaaqat Meri;
Meri Turbat Se Lagi Baithi Hai Hasrat Meri!
~ Amir Meenai
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Wohi Gardishein Wohi Paich-o-Kham Tere Baad Bhi;
Wohi Haunsle Mere Dum Ba Dum Tere Baad Bhi;
Tere Sath Thi Teri Jafa Mujhe Moatabar;
Tere Saare Gham Mujhe Mohtaram Tere Baad Bhi!
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Har Phool Kee Ajab Kahani Hai;
Chup Rehna Bhi Pyaar Kee Nishani Hai;
Kahin Koi Zakhm Nahi Phir Bhi Kyon Dard Ka Ehsas Hai;
Lagta Hai Dil Ka Ek Tukda Aaj Bhi Uske Paas Hai!
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Mil Bhi Jaate Hain To Katra Ki Nikal Jaate Hain;
Hai Mausam Kee Tarah Dost Badal Jaate Hain;
Hum Abhi Tak Hain Giraftar-e-Mohabbat Yaroo;
Thokaren Kha Ke Suna Tha Ki Sambhal Jaate Hain!
~ Bashir Badr
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Hasane Ke Baad Kyon Rulati Hai Duniya;
Jaane Ke Baad Kyon Bhulati Hai Duniya;
Zindagi Mein Kya Koi Kasar Baaki Thi;
Jo Mar Jaane Ke Baad Bhi Jalati Hai Duniya!
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Hum Bhi Ek Sham Bahut Uljhe Hue The Khud Mein;
Ek Sham Usko Bhi Haalat Ne Mohlat Nahi Di!
~ Iftikhar Arif
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Un Galiyon Se Jab Guzre To Manjar Ajeeb Tha;
Dard Tha Magar Wo Dil Ke Kareeb Tha;
Jise Hum Dhundte The Apni Haathon Kee Lakiron Mein;
Wo Kisi Dusre Kee Kismat, Kisi Aur Ka Naseeb Tha!
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Abhi To Zikr-e-Sehar Dosto Hai Door Kee Baat;
Abhi To Dekhte Jao Badi Udaas Hai Raat!
~ Firaq Gorakhpuri
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Aarzoo Ye Nahi Ki Gham Ka Toofan Tal Jaye;
FIkar To Yeh Hai Ki Kahin Aapka Dil Na Badal Jaye;
Kabhi Mujkhko Agar Bhulana Chaho To;
Dard Itna Dena Ki Mera Dum Nikal Jaye!
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Na Meri Koi Manzil Hai Na Mera Koi Kinara;
Tanhayi Meri Mehfil Aur Yaadein Mera Sahara;
Tum Se Bichhad Kar Kuch Yun Waqt Guzara;
Kabhi Zindagi Ko Tarse To Kabhi Maut Ko Pukara!
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Kyon Hijr Ke Shikwe Karta Hai Kyon Dard Ke Rone Rota Hai;
Ab Ishq Kiya To Sabr Bhi Kar Is Mein To Yahi Kuch Hota Hai;
Aaghaz-e-Musibat Hota Hai Apne Hi Dil Kee Shaamat Se;
Aankhon Mein Phool Khilaata Hai Talvon Mein Kaante Bota Hai!
~ Hafeez Jalandhari
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Tujhe Bhule Magar Teri Yaadon Ko Na Bhula Paaye;
Saare Sansar Ko Jeet Liya Bas Ek Tujhse Na Jeet Paaye;
Teri Yaadon Mein Aise Kho Gaye Ki Kisi Ko Yaad Na Kar Paaye;
Tumne Mujhe Is Kadar Tanha Kar Diya Ki, Ab Tak Kisi Aur Ke Na Ho Paaye!
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Aankhon Mein Raha Dil Mein Utar Kar Nahin Dekha;
Kashti Ke Musafir Ne Samandar Nahin Dekha;
Be-Waqt Agar Jaunga Sab Chaunk Padenge;
Ek Umar Hui Din Mein Kabhi Ghar Nahin Dekha!
~ Bashir Badr
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Mangne Se Mil Saki Nahi Humein Ek Bhi Khushi;
Paaye Hain Laakh Ranj Tamanna Kiye Baghair!
~ Qateel Shifai
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Kisi Ko Apna Banane Mein Der Lagti Hai;
Kya Hua Vaada Nibhane Mein Der Lagti Hai;
Pyaar To Pal Bhar Mein Ho Jata Hai;
Par Unhein Bhulane Mein Saari Umar Bhi Kam Pad Jati Hai!
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Khalaq Ne Cheen Lee Hai Mujhse Meri Tanhayi Tak;
Ishq Aa Pahuncha Hai Ilzaam Se Ruswayi Tak!
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Gulshan Kee Baharon Pe Sar-e-Shaam Likha Hai;
Phir Uss Ne Kitabon Pe Mera Naam Likha Hai;
Yeh Dard Isi Tarah Meri Duniya Mein Rahe Ga;
Kuch Soch Ke Us Ne Mera Anjaam Likha Hai!
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Be Tere Kya Wahshat Hum Ko Tujh Bin Kaisa Sabr-o-Sukun;
Tu Hi Apna Shehar Hai Jaani Tu Hi Apna Sehra!
~ Ibn-e-Insha
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Tasveer Ke Do Rukh Hain Jaan Aur Gham-e-Jaana;
Ik Naqsh Chupana Hai Ik Naqsh Dikhana Hai!
~ Jigar Moradabadi
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Dard Se Hum Ab Khelna Seekh Gaye;
Bewafa Ke Saath Jeena Seekh Gaye;
Kya Batayein Kis Kadar Dil Toota Hai;
Maut Se Pehle Kafan Hum Odhna Seekh Gaye!
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Hamare Liye Unke Dil Mein Chahat Na Thi;
Kisi Khushi Mein Koi Dawaat Nahi Thi;
Maine Dil Unke Kadmon Mein Rakh Diya;
Magar Unhein Zameen Dekhne Kee Aadat Nahi Thi!
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Abhi To Zikar-e-Sehar Dosto Hai Door Kee Baat;
Abhi To Dekhte Jao Badi Udaas Hai Raat!
~ Firaq Gorakhpuri
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Aansuon Ko Palko Tak Laya Mat Karo;
Dil Kee Baat Kisi Ko Bataya Mat Karo;
Log Muthi Mein Namak Liye Phirte Hain;
Zakham Ye Apne Kisi Ko Dikhaya Mat Karo!
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Dil Wo Nagar Nahin Ki Phir Aabaad Ho Sake;
Pachtaoge Suno Ho Ye Basti Ujad Kar!
~ Mir Taqi Mir
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Unki Mohabbat Ke Abhi Nishan Baki Hain;
Naam Lab Par Hai Aur Jaan Baki Hai;
Kya Hua Agar Dekh Kar Munh Pher Lete Hain;
Yeh Tasalli To Hai Ki Unhein Hamari Pehchan Baki Hai!
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Aur Kya Chahti Hai Gardish-e-Ayyam Ki Hum;
Apna Ghar Bhul Gaye Unki Gali Bhul Gaye!
~ Jon Elia
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Munh Kee Baat Sune Har Koi Dil Ke Dard Ko Jaane Kaun;
Aawazon Ke Bazaron Mein Khamoshi Pehchane Kaun;
Sadiyon Sadiyon Wahi Tamasha Raasta Raasta Lambi Khoj;
Lekin Jab Hum Mil Jaate Hain Kho Jaata Hai Jaane Kaun!
~ Nida Fazli
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Koi Achhi Si Saza Do Mujhko;
Chalo Aisa Karo Rula Do Mujhe;
Tumhein Bhulun To Maut Aa Jaye;
Dil Kee Gehrai Se Yeh Dua Do Mujhko!
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Mehfil Mein Hansna Mera Mizaz Ban Geya;
Tanhai Mein Rona Ek Raaz Ban Geya;
Dil Ke Dard Ko Chehre Se Zahir Na Hone Diya;
Yahi Mere Jeene Ka Andaaz Ban Geya!
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Kabhi Aansu To Kabhi Khushi Dekhi;
Humne Aksar Mazboori Aur Bekasi Dekhi;
Unki Narazgi Ko Hum Kya Samjhe;
Humne To Khud Apni Taqdeer Kee Bebasi Dekhi!
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Mehek Hoti To Titliyan Zaroor Aati;
Koi Rota To Siskiyan Zaroor Aati;
Kehne Ko To Log Mujhe Bahut Yaad Karte Hain;
Magar Yaad Karte To Hichkiyan Zaroor Aati!
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Aaye Hai Be-Kasi-e-Ishq Pe Rona Ghalib;
Kis Ke Ghar Jayega Sailab-e-Bala Mere Baad!

Meaning:
Be-Kasi-e-Ishq = Helplessness
Sailab-e-Bala = Flood of misfortunes
~ Mirza Ghalib
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Pyaar Ne Yeh Kaisa Tohfa De Diya;
Mujhko Ghamo Ne Pathar Bana Diya;
Teri Yaadon Mein Hi Kat Gayi Umar Sari;
Aur Main Logon Se Kehta Raha Ki Tujhe Kab Ka Bhula Diya!
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Na Wo Aa Sake Na Hum Ja Sake;
Na Dard Dil Ka Hum Kisi Ko Suna Sake;
Bas Khamosh Baithe Hain Unki Yaadon Mein;
Na Usne Yaad Kiya Na Hum Bhula Sake!
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Is Shehar-e-Be-Charag Mein Jayegi Tu Kahan;
Aa Ai Shab-e-Firaq Tujhe Ghar Hi Le Chalen!

Meaning:
Shehar-e-Be-Charag = City without lamp
Shab-e-Firaq = The night of separation
~ Nasir Kazmi
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Jaane Lage Jab Wo Chhod Ke Daaman Mera;
Toote Hue Dil Ne Himaakat Kardi;
Socha Tha Ki Chhupa Lenge Gham Apna;
Magar Kambakht Ankhon Ne Bagawat Kar Di!
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Rang Dikhati Hai Yeh Zindagi Kitne;
Gair Bhi Ho Jate Hain Ek Pal Mein Apne;
Na Jaana Kabhi Tum Sapno Kee Duniya Mein;
Kyonki Toot Jata Hai Dil Jab Toote Hain Sapne!
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Kahan Tak Aankh Royegi Kahan Tak Kiska Gham Hoga;
Mere Jaisa Yahan Koi Na Koi Roz Kam Hoga;
Tujhe Paane Kee Koshish Mein Kuch Itna Ro Chuka Hun Main;
Ki Tu Mil Bhi Agar Jaye To Ab Milne Ka Gham Hoga!
~ Wasim Barelvi
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Kyon Hijr Ke Shikwe Karta Hai Kyon Dard Ke Rone Rota Hai;
Ab Ishq Kiya To Sabr Bhi Kar Is Mein To Yahi Kuch Hota Hai!
~ Hafeez Jalandhari
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Kabhi Kabhi Yaad Mein Ubharte Hain Naqshe Mazi Mite Mite Se;
Wo Aazmaish Dil O Nazar Kee, Wo Kurbatein Si, Wo Fansle Se;
Kabhi Kabhi Aarzoo Ke Sehra Mein Aake Rukte Hain Kafile Se;
Wo Sari Baatein Lagav Kee Si, Wo Sare Unvaan Visal Ke Se!
~ Faiz Ahmad Faiz
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Kabhi Ro Ke Muskraye, Kabi Muskura Ke Roye;
Uski Yaad Jab Bhi Aayi, Use Bhula Ke Roye;
Ek Uska Hi Naam Tha, Jise Hazar Bar Likha;
Jitna Likh Ke Kush Hue, Usse Jyada Use Mita Ke Roye!
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Zakham Aisa Diya Ki Koi Dawa Kaam Na Aayi;
Aag Aisi Lagai Ki Paani Se Bhi Bujh Na Paayi;
Aaj Bhi Rote Hain Hum Unki Yaad Mein;
Jo Chod Kar Chale Gaye Aur Unhe Hamari Yaad Tak Na Aayi!
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Jab Se Usne Shehar Choda Har Raasta Sunsan Hua;
Apna Kya Hai Sare Shehar Ka Ek Jaisa Nuksan Hua;
Ye Dil Ye Aaseb Kee Nagri Maskan Sochun Vehmon Ka;
Soch Raha Hun Is Nagri Mein Tu Kab Se Mehman Hua!
~ Mohsin Naqvi
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Aaj Bhi Behta Hai Uska Diya Hua Zakham;
Main Chah Kar Bhi Use See Na Paaya;
Bas Kehne Ke Liye Hi Zinda Hun Main To Yaaro;
Par Marzi Ke Saath Kabhi Jee Na Paaya!
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Tu Khush Rahe To Main Muskuraunga;
Kahin Bhi Ho Tu, Tujhe Na Bhula Paunga;
Mere Gham Ka Tu Dard Na Lena;
Ki Iss Dard Mein Bhi Main Sukun Paunga!
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Har Bul-Hawas Ne Husn-Parasti Shiaar Kee;
Ab Aabroo-e-Sheva-e-Ahl-e-Nazar Gayi;
Nazare Ne Bhi Kaam Kiya Wan Naqaab Kee;
Masti Se Har Nigah Tere Rukh Par Bikhar Gayi!

Translation:
Each common lover has become a fake priest of beauty,
The distinction of the visionary lover has been erased.
Looking itself performed the function of secreting you,
Each blinded gaze refracted on the glories of your face.
~ Mirza Ghalib
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Zuban Khamosh Aankhon Mein Nami Hogi;
Yahi Bas Meri Ek Dastan-e-Zindagi Hogi;
Bharne Ko Toh Har Zakham Bhar Jayega;
Kaise Bharegi Wo Jagah Jahan Teri Kami Hogi!
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Kabhi Hum Tute To Kabhi Khwaab Tute;
Na Jane Kitne Tukdo Mein Armaan Tute;
Har Tukda Aaina Hai Zindgi Ka;
Har Aaine Ke Saath Laakhon Jazbaat Tute!
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Woh Baada-e-Shabana Kee Sar-Mastiyan Kahan;
Uthiye Bas Ab Ke Lazzat-e-Khwab-e-Sehar Gayi;
Udti Phire Hai Khaak Meri Koo-e-Yaar Mein;
Baare Ab Aaye Hawa Hawas-e-Baal-o-Par Gayi!

Translation
Gone are those spirited nights of intoxication,
Arise! The blissful sleep of dawns that follow is also dispersed.
A cloud of my ashes rises in the street of the other,
Finally oh wind, I no longer crave wings or plumage.
~ Mirza Ghalib
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Takdeer Bata Tune Mujhko Kis Mod Pe Lake Chhod Diya;
Ek Mod Talak To Saath Diya Ek Mod Pe Lake Chhod Diya;
Khud Pyaar Kiya Khud Thukraya Phir Pyaar Bhara Dil Tod Diya;
Us Mod Talak To Saath Diya Is Mod Pe Lake Chhod Diya!
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Bhule Hain Rafta Rafta Unhen Muddaton Mein Hum;
Kishton Mein Khud-Kushi Ka Maza Humse Puchiye!
~ Khumar Barabankvi
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Surat Hamari Dekh Li Lekin Dil Hamara Dekh Na Sake;
Khushi Hamari Dekh Li Lekin Dukh Hamare Dekh Na Sake;
Pyaar Hum Se Kar Liya Aur Fikar Hamari Kar Na Sake;
Hansi Hamari Dekh Li Magar Aansu Hamare Dekh Na Sake!
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Gham Se Marta Hun Ki Itna Nahi Duniya Mein Koi;
Ki Kare Taziyat-e-Mehr-o-Wafa Mere Baad;
Aaye Hai Bekasi-e-Ishq Pe Rona Ghalib;
Kiske Ghar Jayega Sailab-e-Bala Mere Baad!

Translation:
I perish with grief, the world offers no companion,
To give rituals of succour for love and fidelity, in my aftermath.
I am weeping for that soul-sick, outcast love, Ghalib,
Whose habitat will be visited by its turmoil, in my aftermath.
~ Mirza Ghalib
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Husn Ghamze Kee Kashakash Se Chuta Mere Baad;
Bade Aaram Se Hain Ahl-e-Jafa Mere Baad;
Mansab-e-Sheftagi Ke Koi Qabil Na Raha;
Hui Mazooli-e-Andaz-o-Ada Mere Baad!

Translation:
The clash between beauty and seduction is assuaged in my aftermath,
The faithless are consequently at peace in my aftermath.
No one is left worthy of the eminence of deire's insanity,
The manner and the ways of love are banished in my aftermath.
~ Mirza Ghalib
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Justuju Jis Kee Thi Usko To Na Paya Humne;
Iss Bahane Se Magar Dekh Lee Duniya Humne!
~ Shahryar
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Manzar Ik Bulandi Par Aur Hum Bana Sake;
Arsh Se Idhar Hota Kaash Ki Makaan Apna;
De Woh Jis Kadar Zillat Hum Hansi Mein Taalenge;
Baare Aashna Nikla Unka Paasban Apna!

Translation:
Could we build on some pre-eminence and see what lay below,
If only we had a different home, apart from the sky.
However much he insults me, I can take it with a smile,
By chance, the beloved's guard turns out to be a friend.
~ Mirza Ghalib
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Jo Ho Ek Baar Wo Har Baar Ho Aisa Nahi Hota;
Hamesha Ek Hi Se Pyaar Ho Aisa Nahi Hota;
Har Ek Kashti Ka Apna Tazurba Hota Hai Dariya Mein;
Safar Mein Roz Hi Manjhdhar Ho Aisa Nahi Hota!
~ Nida Fazli
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Zikar Us Parivash Ka Aur Bayaan Apna;
Ban Geya Raqeeb Aakhir Tha Jo Raazdaan Apna;
Mai Woh Kyon Bahut Peete Bazm-e-Ghair Mein Ya Rab;
Aaj Hi Hua Manzoor Unko Imtihaan Apna!

Translation:
Discourse over that ravishment, compounded with my eloquence,
Made a rival out of he, who used to be my confidant.
Oh Lord! Why would they imbibe so much in a stranger's gathering,
The limits of my endurance were put to the test today.
~ Mirza Ghalib
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Zulmat Kade Mein Mere Shab-e-Gham Ka Josh Hai;
Ek Shamma Hai Daleel-e-Sahar So Khamosh Hai;
Na Muzhda-e-Visaal Na Nazara-e-Jamal;
Muddat Hui Ki Aashti-e-Chashm-o-Ghosh Hai!

Translation:
The visible darkness of my home is intensified by the night of pain,
The only proof of dawn is but a candle which has already been spent.
There is no word of an encounter, nor the joy of beholding,
For an age now, there has been peace between sight and hearing.
~ Mirza Ghalib
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Taqdeer Ne Jaise Chaha Vaise Dhal Gaye Hum;
Bahut Sambhal Ke Chale Fir Bhi Fisal Gaye Hum;
Kisi Ne Vishwas Toda Toh Kabhi Kisi Ne Dil;
Aur Logon Ko Lagta Hai Ki Badal Gaye Hum!
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Palkon Mein Aansu Aur Dil Mein Dard Soya Hai;
Hansne Walon Ko Kya Pata Rone Wala Kis Kadar Roya Hai;
Ye To Bas Wohi Jaan Sakta Hai Meri Is Tanhayi Ka Alam;
Jisne Zindagi Mein Kisi Ko Pane Se Pehle Khoya Hai!
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Haath Khali Hain Tere Shehar Se Jaate Jaate;
Jaan Hoti To Meri Jaan Lutate Jaate;
Ab To Har Haath Ka Pathar Humein Pehchanta Hai;
Umar Guzri Hai Tere Shehar Mein Aate Jaate!
~ Rahat Indori
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Dil Se Na Pucho Ki Ander Dard Kitna Hai;
Dhadkan Se Na Pucho Ki Baki Khel Kitna Hai;
Puchna Hi Hai To Jalti Hui Laash Se Pucho;
Zindagi Mein Gham Aur Kafan Mein Chain Kitna Hai!
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Ye Kya Jaane Mein Jana Hai, Jaate Ho Khafaa Hokar;
Main Tab Janu Mere Dil Se Chale Jao Juda Hokar;
Qayamat Tak Udegi Dil Se Uthkar Khaak Aankhon Tak;
Isi Raaste Geya Hai Hasraton Ka Kafila Hokar!
~ Seemab Akbarabadi
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Kitna Ajeeb Apni Zindagi Ka Yeh Safar Nikla;
Saare Jahaan Ka Dard Apna Muqaddar Nikla;
Jiske Naam Apni Zindagi Ka Har Lamha Kar Diya;
Afsos Wahi Hamari Chahat Se Bekhabar Nikla!
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Kahun Kis Se Main Ki Kya Hai, Shab-e-Gham Buri Bala Hai;
Mujhe Kya Bura Tha Marna Agar Ek Baar Hota;
Hue Mar Ke Jo Hum Ruswa, Hue Kyon Na Gharq-e-Dariya;
Na Kabhi Janaza Uthta Na Kahin Mazaar Hota!

Translation:
To whom can I even explain, the dark night of sepration,
What had I against death if only it did not come again and again.
Being so humiliated in death, why did I not drown instead,
Then there would be no funeral, no one required to mourn at my tomb.
~ Mirza Ghalib
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Yeh Kahan Kee Dosti Hai Ki Bane Hain Dost Naasih;
Koi Chaarasaaz Hota Koi Ghamgusar Hota;
Rang-e-Sang Se Tapkta Woh Lahu Ki Phir Na Thamta;
Jise Gham Samajh Rahe Ho Yeh Agar Sharaar Hota!

Translation:
What kind of friendship, my friends have turned to be preaching,
No one brings solutions, no one brings comapssion.
The veined stone has burst into an incessant flow of blood,
When touched by the ember which you think is merely my grief.
~ Mirza Ghalib
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Koi Mere Dil Se Pooche Tere Teer-e-Nim Kash Ko;
Yeh Khalish Kahan Se Hoti Jo Jigar Ke Paar Hota!

Translation:
Ask my heart about your half-drawn bow,
This anguish would not arise had the arrow passed through my body.
~ Mirza Ghalib
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Zindagi Kee Rah Mein Raaste Badal Jate Hain;
Waqt Kee Aandhi Mein Insan Badal Jate Hain;
Sochte Hain Tumhein Itna Yaad Na Karein Lekin;
Aankh Band Karte Hi Irade Badal Jate Hain!
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Barish Hui To Phulon Ke Tan Chaak Ho Gaye;
Mausam Ke Haath Bheeg Ke Saffak Ho Gaye;
Badal Ko Kya Khabar Hai Ki Barish Kee Chaah Mein;
Kaise Buland-o-Baala Shajar Khaak Ho Gaye!
~ Parveen Shakir
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Har Zakhm Kisi Thokar Kee Meharbani Hai;
Meri Zindagi Bas Ek Kahani Hai;
Mita Dete Sanam Ke Dard Ko Seene Se;
Par Ye Dard Hi Uski Akhiri Nishani Hai!
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Tu Khush Rahe To Main Muskuraunga;
Kahin Bhi Ho Tu, Tujhe Na Bhula Paunga;
Mere Gham Ka Tu Dard Na Lena;
Kyonki Iss Dard Mein Bhi Main Sukun Paunga!
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Tere Naam Ki Thi Joh Roshni Use Khud Hi Tum Ne Bujha Diya;
Na Jala Saki Jise Dhoop Bhi, Use Chandni Ne Jala Diya;
Hun Gardishon Mein Ghira Hua, Mujhe Ab Apni Khabar Nahi;
Wo Jo Shaqs Tha Mera Rehnuma, Use Raaston Mein Hi Ganwa Diya!
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Paas Aakar Sabhi Door Chale Jate Hain;
Akele The Hum, Akele Hi Reh Jate Hain;
Ab Apne Dil Ka Dard Hum Kise Dikhayein;
Kyonki Marham Lagane Wale Hi Ab Zakhm De Jate Hain!
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Nadaan Ho Jo Kehte Ho Ki Kyon Jeete Ho Ghalib;
Kismat Mein Hai Marne Kee Tamanna Koi Din Aur!

Translation:
Ignorant are the ones who ask why Ghalib is still living,
My fate is that I should yearn for death until some other day.
~ Mirza Ghalib
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Kis Ko Qatil Main Kahun Kis Ko Masiha Samajhun;
Sab Yahan Dost Hi Baithe Hain Kise Kya Samajhun;
Wo Bhi Kya Din The Ki Har Veham Yaqeen Hota Tha;
Ab Haqeeqat Nazar Aaye To Use Kya Samajhun!
~ Ahmad Nadeem Qasimi
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Jo Nahi Aata Uska Intezar Kyon Hota Hai;
Kisi Ke Liye Apna Yeh Haal Kyon Hota Hai;
Waise To Iss Duniya Mein Kafi Cheezein Pyaari Hain;
Jo Nahi Milta Usi Se Pyaar Kyon Hota Hai!
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Jane Kis Mor Pe Le Aayi Hai Zindagi;
Band Hain Dareechey Tamam Na Koi Kinara Dikhai De;
Nahi Maloom Ulfat Kee Hai Kaun Si Manzil;
Ki Tere Siwa Ab Na Humein Guzara Dikhai De!
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Ai Khuda Kisi Ko Aisi Zindagi Na De;
Zindagi De To Yun Bebasi Na De;
Dil Mein Rahe Sada Chahtein Yaar Ke Milan Kee;
Par Na Ho Sake Mulaqat Unse Aisi Koi Mazboori Na De!
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Mere Marne Ke Baad Kisi Ko Koi Khaas Farq To Nahi Hoga;
Bas Ek Tanhayi Royegi Ki Mera Humsafar Chala Geya!
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Dil Hi To Hai Na Sang-o-Khisht, Dard Se Bhar Na Aaye Kyon;
Royenge Hum Hazar Baar Koi Humein Sataye Kyon;
Daer Nahi, Haram Nahi, Dar Nahi, Aastaan Nahi;
Baithe Hain Rehguzar Pe Hum Gair Humein Uthaye Kyon!

Translation:
It is only a heart, not stone or mortar, why should it not fill with pain,
We will wail a thousand times, why should anyone torment us.
It is not a temple, mosque, a dearly beloved's door, nor a patron's entryway,
We are wayfarers, why should anyone evict us!
~ Mirza Ghalib
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Dil Tootega To Fariyad Karoge Tum Bhi;
Hum Na Rahe To Humein Yaad Karoge Tum Bhi;
Aaj Kehte Ho Hamare Paas Waqt Nahi;
Par Ek Din Mere Liye Waqt Barbaad Karoge Tum Bhi!
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Ai Subah Main Ab Kahan Raha Hun;
Khwabon Hi Mein Sarf Ho Chuka Hun;
Sab Mere Bagair Mutmain Hain;
Main Sab Ke Bagair Jee Raha Hun!

Meaning:
Sarf = Expenditure
Mutmain = Quiet
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Dillagi Mein Dil Ko Hum Kaisa Rog Laga Baithe;
Zindagi Ko Chorh Kyon Maut Ko Gale Laga Baithe;
Humne Samjha Tha Dil Lagakar Dil Ko Chain Milega;
Aisi Lagi Chot Ke Dil Ko Bedard Se Dard Laga Baithe!
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Hum Ne Mana Ki Taghaful Na Karoge Lekin;
Khaak Ho Jayenge Hum Tumko Khabar Hone Tak;
Partawe-e-Khur Se Hai Shabnam Ko Fanaa Ki Taleem;
Main Bhi Hun Ek Inayat Kee Nazar Hone Tak!

Translation:
I agree that you will not remain indifferent but,
I will be dust by the time you become aware of me,
The sun's ray teaches a dewdrop how to vanish,
I live because you have not bestowed the grace of your attention upon me.
~ Mirza Ghalib
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Aisa Nahi Ki Unse Mohabbat Nahi Rahi;
Jazbaat Mein Wo Pehli Si Shiddat Nahi Rahi;
Sar Mein Wo Intezar Ka Saudaa Nahi Raha;
Dil Par Wo Dhadkano Kee Hukuumat Nahi Rahi!
~ Khumar Barabankvi
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Rone Se Kabhi Kisi Ko Kuch Hasil Nahi Hota;
Jo Bichhad Jaye Woh Sathi Nahi Hota;
Dusro Kee To Hum Mehfil Sajate Rehte Hain;
Par Hamari Tanhai Mein Kabhi Koi Shamil Nahi Hota!
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Aaj Bhi Behta Hai Uska Diya Hua Zakham;
Main Chah Kar Bhi Use Sil Na Paya;
Bas Kehne Ke Liye Hi Zinda Hu Main To Yaaro;
Par Marzi Ke Saath Kabhi Jee Nhi Paya!
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Aankhon Mein Bas Ke Dil Mein Samaa Kar Chale Gaye;
Khwabida Zindagi Thi Jagaa Kar Chale Gaye;
Chehre Tak Aasteen Wo Lakar Chale Gaye;
Kya Raaz Tha Ki Jis Ko Chipakar Chale Gaye!

Meaning:
Khwabida = Sleepy
~ Jigar Moradabadi
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Mujhe Rula Kar Dil Uska Bhi To Roya Hoga;
Chehra Aansuon Se Usne Bhi To Dhoya Hoga;
Agar Na Kiya Hasil Kuch Humne Pyaar Mein;
Kuchh Na Kuch To Usne Bhi Zaroor Khoya Hoga!
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Hamari Tanhai Mitane Ke Liye Kaun Aayega;
In Roti Hui Aankhon Ko Chup Karane Kaun Aayega;
Kisi Ko Ab Zaroorat Hi Nahi Hai Hamari Dosto;
Sochte Hain Agar Mar Gaye To Dafnane Kaun Aayega!
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Tujh Se Ab Aur Mohabbat Nahi Kee Ja Sakti;
Khud Ko Itni Bhi Aziyat Nahi Di Ja Sakti;
Jante Hain Ki Yakeen Toot Raha Hai Dil Par;
Phir Bhi Ab Tark Ye Vehshat Nahi Kee Ja Sakti!

Meaning:
Aziyat = Trouble
~ Noshi Gilani
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Yun To Hum Dushmanon Ke Kaafilon Se Sar Utha Kar Guzar Jaate Hain;
Khauf To Aksar Apno Kee Galiyon Se Guzarne Mein Lagta Hai!
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Gham-e-Ishq Reh Geya Hai, Gham-e-Justjuu Me Dhalkar;
Woh Nazar Se Chipp Gaye Hain Meri Zindagi Badalkar!
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Yeh Ishq Wale Wafa Kee Keemat Kya Jaane;
Bewafa Hai Yeh Gham-e-Mohabbat Kya Jaane;
Milta Ho Jinhe Har Mod Pe Naya Humsafar;
Woh Sachhe Pyaar Kee Keemat Kya Jane!
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Ja Aur Koi Zabt Ki Duniya Talash Kar;
Ai Ishq Hum To Ab Tere Kaabil Nahi Rahe!
~ Jigar Moradabadi
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Uski Chahat Ne Rulaya Bahut Hai;
Uski Yaadon Ne Tadpaya Bahut Hai;
Hum Usse Karte Hain Mohabbat Beintehaa;
Iss Baat Ko Usne Aazmaya Bahut Hai!
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Zindagi Se Kyon Rooth Gaye Ho Tum;
Itne Mayus Kyon Ho Gaye Ho Tum;
Zaroor Tumhara Bhi Kisi Ne Dil Toda Hai;
Jo Itne Gham-Geen Ho Gaye Ho Tum!
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Tum Mere Liye Ab Koi Ilzam Na Dhoondo;
Chaha Tha Tumhein Ek Yahi Ilzam Bahut Hai!
~ Sahir Ludhianvi
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Khoobsurati Kee Pehchan Banawat Se Nahi Hoti;
Mohabbat Kee Pehchan Dhadkano Kee Aahat Se Nahi Hoti;
Kaise Samajh Liya Khush Hain Hum Aapke Bagair;
Khushiyon Kee Pehchan Sirf Muskurahat Se Nahi Hoti!
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Har Mulaqat Par Waqt Ka Takaza Hua;
Har Yaad Par Dil Ka Dard Taza Hua;
Suni Thi Sirf Ghazalo Mein Judai Ki Baatein;
Jab Khud Par Beeti To Haqeeqat Ka Andaza Hua!
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Kabhi Hum Toote To Kabhi Khwaab Toote;
Na Jane Kitne Tukdon Mein Armaan Toote;
Har Tukda Aaina Hai Zindgi Ka;
Har Aaine Ke Saath Lakhon Jazbaat Toote!
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Dil Ke Dard Ko Chupana Jitna Mushkil Hai;
Toot Kar Fir Muskurana Utna Hi Mushkil Hai;
Kisi Ke Sath Door Tak Jao Aur Fir Dekho;
Ki Akele Laut Kar Aana Kitna Mushkil Hai!
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Bina Bataye Usne Na Jaane Kyon Ye Doori Kardi;
Bhichhad Ke Usne Mohabbat Hi Adhuri Kardi;
Mere Mukaddar Mein Gham Aaye To Kya Hua;
Khuda Ne Uski Khwaish To Poori Kardi!
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Juda Kisi Se Kisi Ka Gharaz Habeeb Na Ho;
Ye Dagh Woh Hai Ki Dushman Ko Bhi Naseeb Na Ho!
~ Nazeer Akbarabadi
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Ek Ajeeb Dastan Hai, Mere Afsaane Kee;
Maine Pal Pal Kee Kosish, Uske Pass Jaane Kee;
Naseeb The Meri Ya, Sazish Zamane Kee;
Door Hui Mujhse Utni, Jitni Umeed Thi Kareeb Aane Kee!
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Roz Dhalti Hui Shaam Se Darr Lagta Hai;
Ab Mujhe Ishq Ke Anjaam Se Darr Lagta Hai; Jab Se Mila Hai Dhokha Iss Ishq Mein;
Tabse Ishq Ke Naam Se Bhi Darr Lagta Hai!
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Dard Kitne Hain Bata Nahi Sakta;
Zakhm Kitne Hain Dikha Nahi Sakta;
Aankhon Se Samajh Sako To Samajh Lo;
Aansu Gire Hain Kitne Gina Nahi Sakta!
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Rahega Ishq Tera Khaak Mein Mila Ke Mujhe;
Ki Ibtidaa Mein Hue Ranj Intihaa Ke Mujhe;
Diye Hain Hijar Mein Dukh Dard Kis Balaa Ke Mujhe;
Shab-e-Firaaq Ne Mara Litaa Litaa Ke Mujhe!
~ Daagh Dehlvi
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Tujh Ko Paa Kar Bhi Kabhi To Khona Tha;
Ye Hadsa Mere Saath Kabhi To Hona Tha;
Wo Tod Kar Aksar Dil Mera Fir Jodta Raha;
Jaise Main Uss Ke Haath Ka Koi Khilona Tha!
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Jis Din Meri Arthi Iss Duniya Se Vida Hogi;
Ek Alag Sama Hoga Ek Alag Baat Hogi;
Kehna Uss Bewafa Se Mar Gaye Tumhare Chahne Wale;
Ab Na Hum Hain Aur Na Hamari Batein Hogi!
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Humne To Bas Itna Hi Seekha Hai Dosto;
Raah-e-Mohabbat Mein Kabhi Kinara Nahi Milta;
Jo Mil Jaye Iss Raah Par Kabhi Yaar Se;
Woh Zakham Kabhi Fir Dobara Nahi Silta!
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Jeete Jee Hum To Gham-e-Farda Kee Dhun Mein Mar Gaye;
Kuch Wahi Achhhe Hain Jo Waqif Nahin Anjam Se!

Meaning:
Gham-e-Farda = Tomorrow's Sorrow
~ Shad Azeembadi
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Umeedon Ke Daaman Mein Zinda Hain Hum;
Warna Jeene Kee Chahat Kahan;
Tumse Milne Kee Aarzoo Liye Firte Hain Dar-b-Dar;
Warna Is Laash Ke Naseeb Mein Kabar Kahan!
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Woh Mehndi Wale Haath Mujhe Dikha Kar Royi;
Ab Main Hun Kisi Aur Kee Yeh Mujhe Bata Kar Royi;
Pehle Kehti Thi Ki Nahi Jee Sakti Tere Bin;
Aaj Phir Se Woh Baat Dohra Kar Royi;
Kaise Karun Uski Mohabbat Pe Shak Yaaro;
Woh Bhari Mehfil Mein Mujhe Gale Laga Kar Royi!
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Main Bikhar Jaunga Zanjeer Kee Kadiyon Kee Tarah;
Aur Reh Jayegi Iss Dasht Mein Jhankar Meri!
~ Zafar Iqbal
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Chaman Mein Rehne Walon Se To Hum Sahra-Nashin Achhhe;
Bahaar Aa Ke Chali Jati Hai Veerani Nahi Jaati!

Meaning:
Sahra-Nashin = Inhabitant of Desert
~ Akhtar Shirani
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Chirag-e-Wafaa Apne Haath Mein Liye;
Ghumte Rahe Jinke Liye Hum Raat Bhar;
Aaj Wo Hi Judaa Humse Ho Gaye Hain;
Chal Diye Wo Hi Humse Apna Munh Mod Kar!
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Gum Mein Bhi Muskurana Chahta Hu Main;
Ek Nayi Duniya Basana Chahta Hu Main;
Magar Na Jane Kyon Nikal Aate Hain Aansu;
Jab Bhi Tumhein Bhulana Chahta Hu Main!
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Jinhe Bhulaney Mein Yaaro, Itne Zamane Lage;
Jab Dil Dukha To Woh Hi Log Yaad Aane Lage!
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So Zindagi Nisaar Karun Aisi Maut Par;
Yun Roye Zaar Zaar Tu Ahl-e-Azaa Ke Saath!

Meaning:
Ahl-e-Azaa = Mourners
~ Hakim Momin Khan Momin
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Aaya Tha Saath Lekar Teri Yaadon Ka Sahara;
Jaa Raha Hu Main Lekar Tere Gum Ka Fasana;
Maar Jayenge Hum Tadapkar Teri Bala Se;
Na Basa Meri Mohabbat Ka Kahin Aashiyana!
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Tujhse Bichad Kar Kya Hun Main, Ab Bahar Aakar Dekh;
Himmat Hai To Meri Haalat, Aankh Mila Kar Dekh;
Shaam Hai Gehri, Tez Hawa Hai, Sar Pe Khadi Hai Raat;
Raasta Gaye Musafir Ka Ab Diya Jalaa Kar Dekh!
~ Munir Niazi
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Majbooriyon Ko Hum Palkon Mein Chhupa Lete Hain;
Hum Kahan Rote Hain Bas Yeh Halaat Rula Dete Hain;
Hum To Har Pal Yaad Karte Hain Sirf Aapko;
Aur Woh Hi Hum Par Yaad Na Karne Ka Ilzam Laga Dete Hain!
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Gairon Pe Khul Na Jaye Kahin Raaz Dekhna;
Meri Taraf Bhi Ghamza-e-Ghamaz Dekhna!

Meaning:
Ghamza-e-Ghamaz = Grief of the Consoler
~ Hakim Momin Khan Momin
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Uski Aankhon Mein Koi Dard Basa Hai Shayad;
Ya Mujhe Khud Hi Veham Sa Hua Hai Shayad;
Maine Pucha Ki Bhool Gaye Ho Kya Tum Bhi;
Ponch Kar Aansu Usne Bhi Keh Diya, Haan Shayad!
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Mera Muqaddar Padhane Wale Ne Mujhe Pareshani Mein Daal Diya;
Haatho Kee Lakeerein Dekh Kar Bola, Tujhe Maut Nahi Kisi Ki Chaahat Maaregi!
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Zamane Wale Mil Gaye Hain Sabhi Ek Doosre Se;
Milkar Sabhi Ne Mujh Akele Ko Mara Hai;
Tu Bhi Mat Ho Jana Bewafa Sabhi Kee Tarah;
Ai Mere Dost Iss Dil Ko Bas Tera Sahara Hai!
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Rone Kee Saza Na Rulane Kee Saza Hai;
Ye Dard Mohabbat Ko Nibhane Kee Saza Hai;
Hanste Hain To Aankhon Se Nikal Aate Hain Aansu;
Ye Us Shakhs Se Dil Lagane Kee Saza Hai!
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Tamam Umar Jo Kee Humse Be-Rukhi Sab Ne;
Kafan Mein Hum Bhi Azizon Se Munh Chhupa Ke Chale!
~ Meer Anees
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Fursat Mili Jab Humko To Tanhai Aa Gayi;
Ghum Bhi Aaya Saath Mein Ruswai Aa Gayi;
Inn Sab Se Milne Aankhon Se Aansu Bhi Aa Gaye;
Jab Yaad Mere Dil Ko Teri Judai Aa Gayi!
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Hum Hain Sukhe Hue Talab Pe Baithe Hue Hans;
Jo Talluq Ko Nibhate Hue Mar Jate Hain;
Ye Mohabbat Kee Kahani Nahi Marti Lekin;
Log Kirdar Nibhate Hue Mar Jate Hain!
~ Abbas Tabish
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Kahan Se Laun Hunar Use Manane Ka;
Koi Jawab Nahi Tha Uske Rooth Jane Ka;
Mohabbat Mein Saza Mujhe Hi Milni Thi;
Kyonki Jurm Maine Kiya Tha Usse Dil Lagane Ka!
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Dard Ke Milne Se Ai Yaar Bura Kyun Mana;
Usko Kuch Aur Siwa Deed Ke Manzur Na Tha!
~ Khwaja Mir Dard
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Bahut Ho Chuka Intezar Unka;
Ab Aur Zakham Sahe Jaate Nahi;
Kya Bayaan Karein Unke Sitam Ko;
Dard Unke Ab Kahe Jaate Nahi!
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Ab To Ghabra Ke Ye Kehte Hain Ki Mar Jayenge;
Mar Ke Bhi Chain Na Paya To Kidhar Jayenge!
~ Sheikh Ibrahim Zauq
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Bina Bataye Usne Na Jaane Kyon Yeh Doori Kar Di;
Bichhad Ke Usne Mohabbat Hi Adhuri Kar Di;
Mere Muqaddar Mein Gum Aaye To Kya Hua;
Khuda Ne Uski Khwaish To Puri Kar Di!
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Shehar Mein Lagta Nahin Sahra Mein Ghabrata Hai Dil;
Ab Kahan Le Ja Ke Baithein Aise Deewane Ko Hum!
~ Nazeer Akbarabadi
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Agar Yakeen Hota Ki Kehne Se Ruk Jayenge;
Toh Hum Bhi Hanskar Unko Pukaar Lete;
Magar Naseeb Ko Yeh Manzoor Nahi Tha;
Ki Hum Bhi Do Pal Khushi Se Guzar Lete!
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Yeh Kya Ki, Bayaan Sab Se Dil Kee Haaltein Karni;
'Faraz' Tujh Ko Na Aayi Mohabbtein Karni!
~ Ahmad Faraz
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Diya Diye Se Jala Loon To Chain Aaye Mujhe;
Tumhein Gale Se Laga Loon To Chain Aaye Mujhe;
Mohabbton Ke Saheefay Hain Ya Azaab Koi;
Tere Khatoot Jala Loon To Chain Aaye Mujhe!

Translation:
Saheefay = A written document
Azaab = Torture
Khatoot = Letters
~ Syed Wasi Shah
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Achha Hota Jo Tumse Pyaar Na Hua Hota;
Chain Se Rehte Hum Jo Tumhara Deedar Na Hua Hota;
Hum Kab Ke Pahunch Chuke Hote Apni Manzil Par;
Agar Bewafa Tujh Par Aitbar Na Hua Hota!
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Aata Hai Daag-e-Hasrat-e-Dil Ka Shumar Yaad;
Mujh Se Mere Gunnah Ka Hisaab Ai Khudaa Na Maang!
~ Mirza Ghalib
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Saaye Ne Saath Chhod Diya Yaar Ne Dil Tod Diya;
Ab Toh Khuda Bhi Mere Khilaf Ho Geya;
Jo Pyaar Ka Chirag Jalaya Tha Maine;
Usi Chiraag Se Jalkar Mera Ghar Khak Ho Geya!
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Mana Ki Pyaar Kisi Ka Mere Paas Nahi;
Magar Tumhein Bhi Mohabbat Ka Ehsaas Nahi;
Jaane Pee Gaye Hum Kitne Gham-e-Aansu;
Ab Kuch Aur Peene Kee Pyaas Nahi!
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Koi Mila Hi Nahi Jis Ko Wafa Dete;
Har Ek Ne Dhokha Diya Kis Kis Ko Saza Dete;
Yeh Hamara Zarf Tha Ki Khamosh Rahe Warna;
Daastan Sunate To Mehfil Ko Bhi Rula Dete!
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Ajab Rangon Mein Guzri Hai Zindagi Apni;
Dilon Pe Raaj Kiya Lekin Mohabbat Se Mehroom Rahe!
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Ab Jis Ke Jee Mein Aaye Wahi Paaye Roshni;
Hum Ne To Dil Jalaa Ke Sar-e-Aam Rakh Diya!
~ Qateel Shifai
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Apno Ne Pyaar Mein Rula Diya;
Kya Hua Jo Kisi Aur Ke Liye Hume Bhula Diya;
Hum To Waise Bhi Akele The;
Kya Hua Jo Aapne Yeh Ehsaas Dila Diya!
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Aaj Bhi Soona Pada Hai Har Ek Manjar;
Tere Jaane Se Sab Kuch Veeran Lagta Hai;
Uss Raaste Pe Aaj Bhi Hum Teri Raah Dekhte Hain;
Jahan Se Tera Laut Aana Aasaan Lagta Hai!
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Lafzon Ke Fasaane Dhoondhte Hain Hum Log;
Lamhon Mein Zamane Dhoondhte Hain Hum Log;
Tu Zeher Hi De Sharab Keh Kar Saqi;
Jeene Ke Bahane Dhoondhte Hain Hum Log!
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Log Puchte Hain Kyon Surkh Hain Tumhari Aankhein;
Hans Ke Keh Deti Hoon Raat Ko So Na Saki;
Lakh Chahoon Bhi Magar Yeh Keh Na Sakoon;
Raat Ko Rone Ki Hasrat Thi Magar Ro Na Saki!
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Itni Nafrat Hai Use Meri Mohabbat Se;
Usne Apne Hath Jala Liye Meri Taqdeer Mitane Ke Liye!
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Yun To Sadmo Mein Bhi Hans Leta Tha Main;
Aaj Kyon Bewajah Rone Laga Hun Main;
Barson Se Hatheliyan Khali Hi Rahi Meri;
Phir Aaj Kyon Lagaa Sab Khone Laga Hun Main!
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Yun Tasalli De Rahe Hain Hum Dil-e-Bimaar Ko;
Jis Tarah Thaame Koi Girti Hui Deewar Ko!
~ Qateel Shifai
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Justaju Khoye Hue Kee Umar Bhar Karte Rahe;
Chaand Ke Humraah Hum Har Shab Safar Karte Rahe;
Raaston Ka Ilm Tha Na Hum Ko Simton Kee Khabar;
Shehar-e-Na-Maaloom Kee Chahat Magar Karte Rahe!
~ Parveen Shakir
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Zindagi Sirf Issi Dhun Mein Guzare Jayein;
Bas Tera Naam, Tera Naam Pukare Jayein;
Jab Yeh Tay Hai Ki Yahan Koi Nahin Aayega;
Kis Ki Khatir Dar-O-Deewar Sanware Jayein!
~ Adeem Hashmi
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Hum Tere Hijr Mein Andar Se Bikhar Jaate Hain;
Zinda Lagte Hain Magar Asal Mein Mar Jaate Hain;
Jab Kabhi Bolta Hai Hans Ke Kisi Aur Se Tu;
Kitne Khanjar Mere Seene Mein Utar Jaate Hain!
~ Syed Wasi Shah
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Khud Hi Badal Jaaoge Tum Ek Din;
Kaise Tum Par Aitbaar Hum Kare;
Kabhi Sochte Hain Ki Mana Lenge Tumhe;
Par Sochte Hain Ki Wo Humpar Aitbaar Kare!
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Woh Bhi Bahut Akela Hai Shayad Meri Tarah;
Uss Ko Bhi Koi Chahne Wala Nahi Milaa!
~ Bashir Badr
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Dil Se Bhula Diya, Aankhon Se Kabhi Na Girana;
Humein Itna Tadpaya Kisi Aur Ko Na Tadpana;
Kabhi Mud Ke Dekhoge Un Raahon Pe, Hum Wahi Milenge;
Jaha Socha Tha Kabhi Hoga Apna Bhi Ek Aashiyana!
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Aaj Jarurat Hai Jiski Wo Paas Nahi Hai;
Ab Unke Dil Mein Wo Ehsas Nahi Hai;
Tadapte Hain Do Pal Baat Karne Ko;
Shayad Ab Waqt Hamare Liye Unke Pass Nahi Hai!
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Meri Tanhaaiyon Se Aa Ke Abid Koi To Puchey;
Kabhi Jab Chand Pura Ho, Samandar Cheekhta Kyun Hai!
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Laga Kar Aag Seeney Mein Chale Ho Tum Kahan;
Abhi To Raakh Udne Do Tamasha Aur Bhi Hoga!
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Gham Ki Tashreeh Bahut Mushkil Thi;
Apni Tasveer Dikhaa Di Hum Ne!

Translation:
Tashreeh = Explanation
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Der To Lagti Hai Us Ko Bharne Mein;
Jis Zakham Mein Shamil Ho Apno Ki Inayat!
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Tum Jab Aao Gi, To Khoya Hua Pao Gi Mujhe;
Meri Tanhai Mein, Khawbon Ke Siwa Kuch Bhi Nahin;
Mere Kamrey Ko Sajaaney Ki Tamanna Hai Tumhe;
Mere Kamrey Mein Kitaabon Ke Siwa Kuch Bhi Nahin!
~ Jon Elia
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Waar Is Qadar Shadeed Ke Dushman Hi Karta;
Chehra Magar Zaroor Kisi Ashnaa Ka Tha!
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Tang Hota Ja Raha Hai Haala-e-Yaksaaniyat;
Kya Inhii Pheeke Dino Mein Ghutt Ke Marna Hai Mujhe!
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Manzil Pe Aa Ke Shaad e Ajab Hadsa Hua;
Main Hum-Safar Ko Bhol Geya Hum-Safar Mujhe!
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Badle To Nahin Hain Woh Dil-o-Jaan Ke Qarinay;
Ankhon Ki Jalan, Dil Ki Chubhan Ab Bhi Wohi Hai!
~ Ada Jafri
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Khud Se Roothun To Kayi Roz Na Khud Se Bolun;
Phir Kisi Dard Ki Deewaar Se Lag Kar Ro Lun!
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Aye Mujhe Khawab Dikhane Wale Logo Sun Lo;
Mera Dukh Yeh Hai Koi Khawab Nahin Bhoolta Main!
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Umeed To Manzil Pe Pahunchne Kee Bari Thi;
Taqdeer Magar Jaane Kahan Soyi Pari Thi;
Khush The Ki Guzarein Ge Rafaqat Mein Safar Ab;
Tanhayi Magar Baahon Ko Phir Khole Khari Thi!
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Sab Rutein Aakar Chali Jati Hain;
Mausam-e-Gham Bhi To Hijrat Karta!

Translation
Rutein = Seasons
Hijrat = Transition
~ Parveen Shakir
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Teri Zulfon Kee Siahi Se Na Jaane Kaise;
Gham Kee Zulmat Meri Raton Mein Chali Aayi Hai!
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Kahan Koi Aisa Mila Jis Pe Dil Luta Dete;
Har Ek Ne Dhokha Diya Kis-Kis Ko Bhula Dete;
Apne Dil Ka Dard Dil Hi Mein Dabaye Rakhe Hain;
Karte Bayan To Mehfil Ko Rula Dete!
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Dhoondte Ho Kya In Ankhon Mein Kahani Meri;
Khud Mein Gum Rehna Toh Aadat Hai Purani Meri!
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Gham-e-Hyaat Pareshaan Na Kar Sake Ga Mujhe;
Ki Aageya Hai Hunar Mujh Ko Muskurane Ka!
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Kya Sitam Hai Ki Ab Teri Soorat;
Gaur Karne Pe Yaad Aati Hai!
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Na Zaat Mein Koi Manzil Na Qayenat Mein Hai;
Safar Karoon Toh Kahan Mera Koi Jada Nahin!
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Na Tadapne Kee Izaazat Hai Na Fariyaad Kee Hai;
Ghuutt Ke Mar Jaaon Yeh Marzi Mere Sayaad Ki Hai!
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Kabhi Yeh Chup Mein Kabhi Meri Baat Baat Mein Tha;
Tumhara Akss Meri Saari Qayenaat Mein Tha;
Hum Ehl-e-Ishq Bahut Bad-Guhmaan Hote Hain;
Isi Tarah Ka Koi Vasf Teri Jaat Mein Tha!

Translation:
Vasf = Ability
~ Noshi Gilani
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Mumkin Hai Nikal Aaye Yahan Koi Musafir;
Sehraa Mein Lagaate Chalo Do Chaar Shajar Aur!
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Dhoondte Ho Kya In Aankhon Mein Kahani Meri;
Khud Mein Gum Rehna To Aadat Hai Purani Meri!
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Ek Toote Hue Dil Ki Aawaaz Mujhe Kahiye;
Sur Jismein Hai Sab Gum Ke Woh Saaz Mujhe Kahiye;
Main Kaun Hoon Aur Kyaa Hoon Kiske Liye Zindaa Hoon;
Main Khud Bhi Nahi Samjha Woh Raaz Mujhe Kahiye!
~ Mirza Ghalib
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Dard Ke Lamhe Kab Hum Par Asaan Bane;
Jo Dukh Aansu Na Ban Sake Woh Toofaan Bane!
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Phadfadata Hai Jo Din Raat Mere Seeney Mein;
Ab Yehi Ek Parindaa Hai Rihaa Karne Ko!
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Kuch Aur Bhi Hain Humein Kaam, Aye Gham-e-Janaan;
Kab Tak Koi Uljhi Hui Zulfon Ko Sanwaare!
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Raha Na Dil Mein Woh Bedard Aur Dard Raha;
Muqeem Kaun Hua Hai, Maqaam Kiss Ka Thaa!
~ Daagh Dehlvi
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Hai Ishq Ki Manzil Mein Haal Ki Jaise;
Lutt Jaye Kahin Raah Mein Samaan Kisi Ka!
~ Bahadur Shah Zafar
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Issi Khayaal Se Guzri Hai Shaam-e-Dard Aksar;
Ke Dard Hadh Se Jo Guzre Ga Muskuraa Doon Ga!
~ Mohsin Naqvi
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Doobtey Doobtey Kashti Ko Uchala De Doon;
Main Nahi Koi To Sahil Par Utar Jaye Ga
Zabt Lazim Hai Magar Dukh Hai Qayamat Ka 'Faraz'
Zalim Ab Ke Bhi Na Roye Ga To Mar Jaye Ga!
~ Ahmad Faraz
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Tumhein Maloom Bhi Hai Main Tanha Jee Nahin Sakta;
Meri Aadat Badalne Tak To Mere Saath Ruk Jao!
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Udaas Muskurahaton Ke Peeche, Ghum Ke Railay Hain;
Ab Tumhain Kya Batayain, Ke Tum Bin Kitne Akele Hain!
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Mere Paas Itne Sawaal Thay Meri Umar Se Na Simat Sake;
Tere Paas Jitne Jawaab Thay Teri Ek Nigaah Mein Aa Gaye!
~ Parveen Shakir
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Jo Buraayi Mere Naam Se Mansoob Huyi;
Dosto, Kitna Bura Tha Mera Acha Hona!
~ Ahmad Nadeem Qasimi
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Tum Ko Jab Bojh Lage Mohabbat To Bata Dena;
Main Chup-Chaap Mohabbat Se Mukar Jaunga!
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Isi Se Jaan Geya Mein Ke Waqt Dhalney Lage;
Main Thakk Ke Chaaon Mein Betha To Pairr Chalne Lage;
Main De Raha Tha Saharey To Ik Hajoom Mein Tha;
Jo Gir Pada To Sabhi Raasta Badalney Lage!
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Jitni Shiddat Se Mujhe Zakham Diye Hain Us Ne;
Itni Shidat Se Toh Maine Usey Chahaa Bhi Nhi Tha!
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Ab Kahan Zarurat Hai, Haathon Mein Patthar Uthaane Ki 'Wasi';
Todne Wale Toh Dil Zubaan Se Hi Tod Diya Karte Hain!
~ Syed Wasi Shah
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Pukarti Hai Khamoshi Meri Fugan Ki Tarah;
Nigahein Kehti Hain Sab Raz-e-Dil Zuban Ki Tarah;
Jala Ke Dag-e-Mohabbat Ne Dil Ko Khak Kiya Bahar;
Ai Mere Bag Mein Khizan Ki Tarah!
~ Daagh Dehlvi
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Usay Paana, Usay Khona, Ussi Ke Hijr Mein Rona;
Yahi Gar Ishq Hai Mohsin, To Hum Tanha Hi Achay Hain!
~ Mohsin Naqvi
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Hum Hai Sokhay Hue Talab Pay Baithay Hue Huans;
Jo Taluq Ko Nabatay Huway Mar Jatay Hain!
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Bhari Duniya Mein Jee Nahin Lagta;
Jaane Kis Cheez Ki Kami Hai Abhi!
~ Nasir Kazmi
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Zara Si Zindagi Hai Armaan Bahut Hain;
Humdard Nahi Koi, Insan Bahut Hain;
Dil Ka Dard Sunaye To Sunaye Kisko;
Jo Dil Ke Kareeb Hain Wo Anjaan Bahut Hain!
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Jab Tak Ham Masroof Rahe Yeh Duniya Thi Sunsaan;
Din Dhalte Hi Dheyaan Mein Aye Kaise-Kaise Log!
~ Nasir Kazmi
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Yeh Hum Hi Jantey Hain Judaai Ke Mod Par;
Iss Dil Ka Jo Bhi Haal Tujhe Dekh Kar Hua!
~ Noshi Gilani
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Arman Koi Seene Mein Aag Laga Deta Hai;
Khwab Koi Akar Raaton Ki Neend Uda Deta Hai;
Punchta Hoon Jisse Bhi Manzil Ka Pata Ab To;
Vo Rasta Tere Ghar Ka Hi Bata Deta Hai!
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Bhula Dia Mujhe Zaalim Nay Aadatan Bhi Magar;
Wo Baat Kay Jis Say Yaad Aoon Mujh Main Thi Bhi Nahi!
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Yeh Teri Judaai Ki Yaadgaar Hai Warna;
Aik Zakhm Bharney Mein Dair Kitni Lagti Hai!
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Kis Qadar Naadim Hua Hoon Main Bura Keh Kar Usey;
Kya Khabar Thi Jate Jate Woh Dua De Jaye Ga!

Translation:
Naadim = Feel Guilty
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Mohhabat Muqaddar Hai Ek Khawab Nahi;
Ye Woh Adah Hai Jisme Sab Kaamyaab Nahi;
Jinhe Panaah Mili Unhe Ungliyon Par Gin Lo;
Magar Jo Fanna Hue Unka Koi Hisaab Nahi
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Saara Hi Sheher Us Ke Janaazey Mein Tha Shareek;
Tanhaayiyon Khauf Se Jo Shakss Mar Geyaa!
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Tees Uthi Thi Na Anso Thy Rawan;
Dar Pay Unwan Tha Meri Tarha!
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Woh Bhi Bohat Akela Hai Shayed Meri Tarah;
Us Ko Bhi Koi Chahney Wala Naheen Milaa!
~ Bashir Badr
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Toote Hain Sheesha Dil Haaye Dil Itne Ke Ehl-e-Dard;
Rakhte Hain Paaon Khaak Par Sau Baar Dekh Ka!
~ Mirza Ghalib
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Kabhi Neendain Kabhi Ankhon May Paani Bhej Deta Hai;
Wo Khud Aata Nahi Apni Nashaani Bhej Deta Hai!
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Tum Raah Mein Chupp Chaap Kharrey Ho To Gaye Ho;
Kis Kis Ko Batao Gey Ghar Kyun Naheen Jaatey!
~ Bashir Badr
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Jise Khud Se Hi Nahin Furstain;
Jise Khayal Apne Kamaal Ka;
Usey Kya Khabar Mere Shoq Ki;
Usey Kya Pata Mere Haal Ka!
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Janta Hoon Aik Aese Shakhs Ko Mein Bhi Munir;
Gham Se Pathar Ho Geya Lekin Kabhi Roya Nahin!
~ Munir Niazi
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Pane Ki Aarzu Me Jiye To They Bahut;
Aansu Hi Na Nikle Roya To The Bahut;
Pal Bhar Ke Liye Unhe Aazmaya To Tha Bahut;
Apna Hi Na Bana Sake Jise Chaha Tha To Bahut!
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Us Ki Chahat Ka Bharam Kya Rakhna;
Dasht-e-Hijraan Mein Qadam Kya Rakhna;
Hanss Bhi Lena Kabhi Khud Per Mohsin;
Har Gharri Aankh Ko Namm Kya Rakhna!
~ Mohsin Naqvi
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Tere Hijar Main Aur Mujhe Kya Karna Hai;
Tere Naam Kitaabein Likhtaa Rehta Hoon!
~ Mohsin Naqvi
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Roz Woh Dhaass Bandhaa Jata Hai Tootay Dil Ki;
Yoon Woh Halaat Ko Behter Nahin Honay Deta!

Translation:
Dhaass Bandhaa = Giving Hope
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Ronay Se Aur Ishq Mein Be-Baak Ho Gaye;
Dhoye Gaye Hum Itney Ke Bass Paak Ho Gaye!
~ Mirza Ghalib
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Meri Chahat Ko Mere Halaat Ke Tarazu Main Kabhi Mat Tolna;
Maine Wo Zakham Bhi Khaye Hain Jo Meri Kismat Main Nahi The!
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Aasuoo Ko Palko Me Laya Na Kijiye;
Dil Ke Baat Har Kisse Ko Bataya Na Kijye;
Mutthe Me Namak Lekar Gumte Hai Log;
Aapne Zhkhame Har Kise Ko Dikhaya Na Kijye!
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Deti Hai Sukoon Rooh Ko Kaanton Ki Chubhan Bhi;
Khushboo Se Kabhi Hoti Hai Seene Mein Jalan Bhi!
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Ab Tere Zikr Pe Hum Baat Badal Dete Hain;
Kitni Raghbat Thi Tere Naam Se Pehle Pehle!

Translation:
Raghbat = Attraction
~ Ahmad Faraz
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Dil Munaafiq Tha, Shab-e-Hijr Mein Soya Kese;
Aur Jab Tujh Se Mila, Toot Ke Roya Kese!

Translation:
Munaafiq = Hypocrite
Shab-e-Hijr = Peacefully
~ Ahmad Faraz
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Kaafir Ke Dil Se Aya Hon Mein Yeh Dekh Kar;
Khuda Maujood Hai Wahan, Par Usey Pata Nahin!
~ Ahmad Faraz
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Dil Ke Rishton Ki Nazakat Woh Kya Jaaney;
Naram Lafzon Se Bhi Lag Jati Hai Chotein Aksar!
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Aasan Toh Nahin Apni Hasti Se Guzar Jaana;
Utra Jo Samundar Mein Darya Toh Bohat Roya;
Jo Shakhs Na Roya Tha Tapti Raahon Mein;
Deewaar Ke Saaye Mein Beitha Toh Bohat Roya!
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Haasi Haasi Me Kitano Ko Hasa Diya;
Haasi Haasi Me Kitne Gammon Ko Chupa Liya;
Haans Kar Gaya Koi Is Kadar Ki;
Umar Bhar Ke Liye Haasna Bhula Diya!
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Shajar Se Jo Patte Judaa Hote Hai;
Tumne Bhi Mujhe Kuch Yuhii Chod Dia;
Par Teri Yaadon Ne Mujhse Kabhi Befaiee Nai Ki;
Har Manjar -e- Algaav Par Mere Sang Sang Chali!
~ Ankur Karan Singh
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Hum Ne Mohbaton Ke Nashe Mein Aa Kar Useh Khuda Bana Dala;
Hosh Tab Aaya Jab Us Ne Kaha Ke Khuda Kisi Ek Ka Nahi Hota!
~ Mirza Ghalib
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Pal-Pal Ki Chahat Ne Mujhe Pal-Pal Tadpaya;
Har Pal Ki Tarah Es Pal Bhi Khud Ko Tanha Paya;
Bhula Bhi Dete Ush Pal Ko Ager Us Pal Uska Khayal Na Aaya Hota;
Kambkhat Har Pal Ki Taraha Aaj Ye Pal Bhi Mera Na Ho Paya!
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Humne Maana Ke Taghaful Na Karoge Lekin;
Khaak Ho Jaenge Hum Tum Ko Khabar Hone Tak!
~ Mirza Ghalib
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Koi Kuch Bhi Na Kahay To Pata Kya Hai;
Is Bechain Khamoshi Ki Wajah Kya Hai;
Unhein Ja Key Koi Kahey Hum Ley Lenge Zehar Bhi;
Woh Sirf Yeh To Bata Dain Meri Khata Kya Hai!
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Kee Mere Qatl Ke Baad Usne Jafa Se Tauba;
Haay Us Zood Pashemaan Ka Pashemaan Hona!

Translation:
Jafa = Oppression
Zood = Quickly
Pashemaan = Ashamed, Embarrassed
~ Mirza Ghalib
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Bus Ki Dushwaar Hai Har Kaam Ka Aasaan Hona;
Aadmee Ko Bhee Muyassar Naheen Insaan Hona!

Translation:
Dushwaar = Difficult
Muyassar = Possible
~ Mirza Ghalib
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Langh Gaya Hor Ik Saal Tere Bina;
Zindagi Tan Ban Gyi Swaal Tere Bina;
Bada Kujh Paya, Bada Kujh Khoeya;
Bas Pyaar Da Hi Reh Gya Malaal Tere Bina!
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Agar Beekne Pe Aaa Jao To Daam Ghat Jate Hai Aksar;
Naa Bikne Ka Irada Ho To Keemat Aur Bhadtee Hai!
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Daag Daman Ke Ho, Dil Ke Ho Ke Chehre Ke Faraz;
Kuch Nishan Waqt Ki Raftar Se Lag Jate Hai!
~ Ahmad Faraz
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Tum Na Aaoge Toh Marne Ki Hai Soa Tadbeere;
Maut Kuch Tum Toh Nahi Ho Ki Bula Bhi Na Saku!

Translation:
Tadbeere = Deliberation, Plan
~ Mirza Ghalib
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Junoon Mein Jitni Bhi Guzri Bekar Guzri Hai;
Agarche Dil Pe Kharabi Guzri Hai!
~ Fhaiz
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Jahaa Baithe Mukaam-e-Dil Samajhkar;
Uthaaya Dard Ne Ghaafil Samajhkar!
~ Asar Majeedi
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Jagmagaate Shehar Ki Raaniyon Mein Kya Na Tha;
Dhoondne Nikla Jisko Bus Wohi Chehra Na Thaa;
Hum Wahi Tum Bhi Wahi, Mausam Wahi Manzar Wahi;
Faansle Badh Jaaege Itne Kabhi Socha Na Tha!
Translation:
Raaniyon = Livelyness
~ Ankur Karan Singh
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Uski Hansi Me Chupe Dard Ko Mehsus Ko Kar Dost;
Woh Kyu Yoohi Hans-Hans Ke Khud Ko Saza Deta Hai!
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Na Zindagi Mili Na Wafa Mili;
Najaane Har Khushi Humse Khafa Mili;
Jhoothi Muskaan Liye Apne Gham Chhupaate Hain;
Sachi Mohabbat Karne Ki Bhi Kiya Khoob Saza Mili!
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Tanha Hu Is Dard Mohabbat Mein;
Meri Tarah Behaal Tum Bhi Ho;
Hum Hai Kisi Ujhde Hue Shahar Ki Misaal;
Aankhen Bata Rahi Hai Ki Viraan Tum Bhi Ho!
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Yeh To Zameen Ki Fitrat Hai Har Cheez Sokh Leti Hai;
Warna Hamare Aansuon Ka Bhi Ik Alag Hi Samander Hota!
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Iss Ajab Daur Mein Aashiq Bhi Ajeeb Hote Hai;
Ek Din Dost Dusre Din Rakeeb Hote Hai;
Iss Liye Toh Mene Mohabbat Nahin Ki Hai;
Mohabbat Mein Toh Sirf Dukh Naseeb Hote Hai!
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Aapko Bhule Vo Nazar Kaha Se Layein;
Kisi Aur Ko Chahe Vo Jigar Kaha Se Layein;
Reh Nahi Sakte Aapke Bina;
Uff Bhi Na Nikle Vo Zehar Kaha Se Layein!
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Dil K Jazbon Ko Sanbhal Ke Rakho Sada;
Ye Mooti Wafa K, Inhen Rola Nahi Karte;
Chahat Ke Dareeche Bohat Anmool Hote Hain;
Har Kisi K Liye In Dareechon Ko Khola Nahi Kerte!
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Iss Ajab Daur Mein Aashiq Bhi Ajeeb Hote Hai;
Ek Din Dost Dusre Din Rakeeb Hote Hai;
Iss Liye Toh Maine Mohabbat Nahin Ki Hai;
Mohabbat Mein Toh Sirf Dukh Naseeb Hote Hai!
~ Atif Aslam
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Lipti Hai Mere Dil Se Kisi Raaz Ki Surat;
Woh Shakhs Ke Jis Ko Meraa Honaa Bhi Nahin Hai;
Yeh Ishq Mohabbat Ki Riwaayat Bhi Azab Hai;
Panaa Bhi Nahin Hai, Use Khonaa Bhi Nahin Hai!
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Waqat-E-Rukhsat Puchh Rahe The Mere Aanson Apne Anchal Se;
Usko Gham Tha Itna Ke Woh Khud Rona Bhool Gya!
~ Mushtaq Ahmad Nazish
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Mere Rabba Meri Gall Da Jawab Taan De;
Esh Tutte Hoye Dil Da Ilaz Taan De;
Sari Beeti Hai Umar Meri Dukhan De Sahare;
Hor Kinne Dukh Likhe Ne Hisaab Ta De!
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Jo Teer Bhi Aata Vo Khaali Nahi Jaata;
Maayoos Mere Dar Se Savaali Nahi Jaata;
Are Kaante Hi Kiya Karate Hain Phoolon Ki Hifaazat;
Phoolon Ko Bachane Koi Maali Nahi Jaata!
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Waqat-E-Rukhsat Ponchh Rha Tha Mere Anso Apne Anchal Se;
Usko Gham Tha Itna Ke Woh Khud Roona Bhool Gya!
~ Mushtaq Ahmad Nazish
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Mujh Par Sitam Dha Gaye Meri Hi Ghazal Ke Sher;
Padh-Padh Ke Kho Rahe Hain Woh, Kisi Aur Ke Khayal Mein!
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Sakhat Rahon Mein Ab Asan Safar Lagta Hai;
Ab Anjan Ye Sara Hi Shehar Lagta Hai;
Koi Nahi Mera Zindagi Ki Rahon Mein;
Mera Ye Gum He Mera Humsafar Hai Lagta Hai!
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Woh Silsile, Woh Shauq, Woh Aadat Nahin Rahi; Phir Yeh Hua Ke Dard Mein Shiddat Nahin Rahi!
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Dubi Hain Meri Ungliyan Mere He Lahoo Mai;
Yeh Kanch Ke Tukroon Pey Bharose Ki Saza Hai!
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Main to Mar k Bhi Bazm-E-Wafa Main Zinda Hoon;
Talash Kar Meri Mehfil, Mera Mazaar Na Pooch!
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Phool Nahi Hum Kaanton Main Baste Hai;
Khushi Nahi Hum Gum Main Bhi Haste Hai;
Shayari Karna Aasan Nahi Dost;
Dil Ke Dard Se Shayar Bante Hai!
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Duniya Ne Ghum Hazaar Diye, Lekin Ae Dost;
Mainne Har Ek Ghum Ko Hansi Mein Udda Diya!
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Aansuon Ke Chalne Ki Awaz Nahin Hoti;
Dil Ke Tootne Ki Aahaat Nahin Hoti;
Agar Hota Khuda Ko Har Dard Ka Ehsaas;
To Use Dard Dene Ki Aadat Nehin Hoti!
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Khaali Sheeshe Bi Nishan Rakte Hain;
Toote Dil Bi Arman Rakhte Hain;
Jo Khamoshi Se Gujar Jayen;
Vo Dariya Bi Dil Me Toofan Rakte Hain!
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Dil Me Tamannaon Ko Dabana Seekh Liya;
Gum Ko Ankhon Me Chhipana Seekh Liya;
Mere Chahre Se Kahin Koi Baat Zaahir Na Ho;
Daba Ke Hothon Ko Hamne Muskrana Seekh Liya!
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Pathar Ki Hai Duniya Jajbaat Nahi Samajhti;
Dil Mein Kya Hai Vo Baat Nahi Samajhti;
Tanha To Chand Bhi Hai Sitaron Ke Beech;
Par Chand Ka Dard Vo Raat Nahi Samajhti!
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Dard Ki Mehfil Me Ek Sher Hum Bhi Arz Kiya Karte Hai;
Na Kisi Se Marham Na Duaon Ki Ummed Kiya Karte Hai;
Kayi Chehre Lekar Log Yaha Jiya Karte Hai;
Hum In Aasunao Ko Ek Chehre Ke Liye Peeya Karte Hai!
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Apni Bebasi Par Aaj Rona Sa Aaya;
Doosron Ko Nahi Maine Apno Ko Azmaaya;
Har Dost Ki Tanhaayi Door Ki;
Lekin Khud Ko Har Morh Par Tanha Hi Paya!
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Behte Aashkon Ki Zubaan Nahi Hoti;
Lafzon Mein Mohabat Bayaan Nahi Hoti;
Mile Jo Pyar To Kadar Karna;
Kismat Har Kisi Par Maherban Nahi Hoti!
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Jab Se Chaman Chhuta Hai Yeh Haal Ho Gaya Hai;
Dil Gham Ko Kah Raha Gham Dil Ko Kah Raha!
~ Allama Iqbal
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Zindgi Ka Har Zakham Uski Mehrbani Hai;
Meri Zindgi To Ek Adhuri Kahani Hai;
Mita Deta Har Dard Ko Magar;
Ye Dard Hi To Uski Aakhri Nishani Ha!
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Bas Itni Baat Par Sab Ehl-E Mehfil Ho Gaye Barhaum;
Ke Tere Naam Kay Hamraa Mera Nam Kyon Aaya!

Barhaum- Annoyed
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Dard De Gaye Sitam Bhi De Gaye;
Zakhm Ke Sath Marham Bhi De Gaye;
Do Lafzo Se Kar Gaye Apna Mann Halka;
Aur Humein Kabi Na Rone Ki Kasam De Gaye!
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Dekh Ke Humein Woh Sir Jhukaate Hain;
Bulaa Ke Mehfil Mein Nazrein Churaate Hai;
Nafrat Hai Humse Toh Bhi Koi Baat Nahi;
Par Gairon Se Mil Ke Dil Kyun Jalate Hai!
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Hawas Naseeb-E-Nazar Ko Kahin Qarar Nahi;
Main Muntazir Hun Magar Tera Intazar Nahi;
Humi Se Rang-E-Gulistan Humi Se Rang-E-Bahar;
Humi Ko Nazm-E-Gulistan Pe Ikhtayar Nahi!
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Jhutha Muskurane Ki Ab To Aadat Ho Gayi Hai;
Ye Zindagi Bhi Ab To Teri Yaadon Ki Ibaadat Ho Gayi Hai;
Chal Rahi Hai Bas Saanse Ab To Iss Murda Jism Mein;
Varna Rooh To Kab Ki Tere Sath Ruksat Ho Gayi Hai!
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Kabhi Aansu Kabhi Khushi Dekhi;
Humne Akshar Majburi Or Bekasi Dekhi;
Unki Naarazgi Ko Hum Kya Samjhe;
Humne Khud Apni Taqdeer Ki Bebasi Dekhi!
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Duniya Hai Patthar Ke Jazbaat Nahi Samajhti;
Dil Mein Jo Chhupi Hai Woh Baat Nahi Samajhti;
Chaand Tanha Hai Taaro Ki Baraat Mein;
Dard Magar Chand Ke Zalim Raat Nahi Samajhti!
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Muskuraane Ki Aadat Bhi Kitni Mehangi Padi Humein;
Chod Gaya Wo Ye Soch Kar Ki Hum Judai Me Bhi Khush Hain!
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Shaam Suraj Ko Dhalna Sikhati Hai;
Mohabbat Parwane Ko Jalna Sikhati Hai;
Girne Wale Ko Dard Toh Hota Hai;
Par Thokar Hi Insaan Ko Chalna Sikhati Hai!
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Ab Jo Ik Hasrat-E-Jawani Hai;
Umr-E-Rafta Ki Ye Nishani Hai;
Khak Thi Maujzan Jahan Mein, Aur;
Ham Ko Dhoka Ye Tha Ke Pani Hai!
~ Mir Taqi Mir
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Khamosh Chehre Par Hazaaron Pehre Hote Hai;
Hasti Aankhon Mein Bhi Zakham Gehre Hote Hain;
Jinse Aksar Rooth Jaate Hai Hum;
Asal Mein Unse Hi Rishte Gehre Hote Hain!
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Ik Tabasum Honthon Par Raksa Hai;
Koshish Hai Zamaane Se Gam Chhupaane Ki;
Aur Mere Ahbaab Samajte Hai Ki;
Mujhe Aadat Hai Muskuaarane Ki!
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Mere Dil Ka Woh Har Ek Dard Mitaane Vaala;
Aaj Khud Rooth Gayaa Hai Mujhko Manaane Vaala;
Koi Dekhe Na Humein Dekh Rahaa Hai Maalik;
Sabke Dil Mein Hai Woh Maujood Zamaane Wala!
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Mujhe Ghumaan Tha Ke Chaahaa Bahut Zamane Ne Mujhe;
Main Aziz To Sabko Tha Magar Zarooraton Ke Tarah!
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Jab Bhi Unki Gali Se Guzarta Hoon;
Meri Aankhein Ek Dastak De Deti Hai;
Dukh Ye Nahi, Wo Darwaja Band Kar Dete Hai;
Khusi Ye Hai, Wo Mujhe Ab Bhi Pehchaan Lete Hai!
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Kitna Dur Nikal Gaye Hum Rishte Nibhaate Nibhaate;
Khud Ko Kho Diya Humne Apno Ko Paate Paate;
Log Kahte Hai Dard Chupa Hai Humaare Dil Mein;
Aur Hum Thak Gaye Jhuthi Hassi Muskurate Muskurate!
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Door Jaakar Bhi Hum Door Jaa Na Sakenge;
Kitna Royenge Hum Bata Na Sakenge;
Gham Iska Nahi Ki Aap Mil Na Sakoge;
Dard Iss Baat Ka Hhoga Ki Hum Aapko Bhula Na Sakenge!
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Har Dil Mein Dard Chupa Hota Hai;
Bayan Karne Ka Andaz Juda Hota Hai;
Kuch Log Ankhon Se Dard Baha Detay Hain;
Aur Kisi Ki Hansi Mein Bhi Dard Chupa Hota Hai!
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Khelna Seekh Liya Ab Toh Dard Se Humne;
Jeena Seekh Liya Bewafai Ke Sath Ab Toh;
Dil Kis Kadar Toota Hai Kya Bataayein Hum;
Marne Se Pehle Kafan Odhna Sikh Liya Humne!
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Manzilon Se Begaana Aaj Bhi Safar Mera;
Raat Besahar Meri Dard Beasar Mera!
~ Ghulam Rabbani Taban
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Yun To Sadmo Mein Bhi Hans Leta Tha Main;
Aaj Kyu Bewajah Rone Laga Hun Main;
Barson Se Hatheliyan Khali Hi Rahi Meri;
Phir Aaj Kyu Lagaa Sab Khone Laga Hun Main!
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Manzilon Sey Begana Aaj Bhee Safar Mera;
Raat Besahar Meree Dard Beasar Mera!
~ Ghulam Rabbani Taban
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Na Kisee Kee Aankh Ka Noor Hoon;
Na Kisee Key Dil Ka Qaraar Hoon;
Jo Kisee Key Kaam Na Aa Sakey;
Main Vo Ek Musht-e-Ghubaar Hoon!
~ Bahadur Shah Zafar
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Zindagi Ka Har Zakham Uski Meharbani Hai;
Meri Zindagi To Ek Adhuri Kahani Hai;
Chahta To Mita Dete Har Dard Ko;
Magar Yeh Dard Hi To Uski Aakhri Nishani Hai!
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Kabhi Ro Ke Muskuraye, Kabhi Muskura Ke Roye;
Jab Bhi Teri Yaad Aayi, Tujhe Bhula Ke Roye;
Ek Tera Hi To Naam Tha Jise Hazar Bar Likha;
Jitna Likh Ke Khush Hue Uss Se Jayada Mita Ke Roye!
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Ae Maut, Tujhe Gale Lagana Chahta Hun;
Kitni Wafa Hai Tujh Main Aazmana Chaahta Hun;
Logo Ne Bahut Rulaya Hai Mujhe;
Tera Saath Mile To Logo Ko Rulana Chahta Hun!
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Aaj Uss Nay Ek Dard Diya To Muje Yaad Aaya;
Humm Nay Hi Duaon Main Uss Ke Saare Dard Mange Thay!
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Sozish-e-batin Ke Hain Ahbaab Munkir, Warna Yaan;
Dil Maheet-e-girya Aur Lab Aashnaa-e-khanda Hai!

Sozish-e-Batin = Inner aches
Maheet-e-Girya = Tearful waste
Aashnaa-e-Khanda = All smiles
~ Mirza Ghalib
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Ya Toh Deewaana Hanse, Ya Tu Jise Taufeeq De;
Warna Iss Duniya Mein Kya Hai Muskaraane Ke Liye?

Taufeeq = Beatified
~ Zareef Jabalpuri
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Shahr Ki Raat Aur Main Naashaad-o-Nakaara Phiroon;
Jagmagati Jaagti Sarkon Pe Aawara Phiroon;
Ghair Ki Bast Hai, Kab Tak Dar Badar Maara Phiroon;
Ai Ghum-e-Dil Kya Karoon, Ai Wahshat-e-Dil Kya Karoon?
~ Majaz
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Jagmagaate Shehar Ki Raanaaiyon Mein Kya Na Tha;
Dhoondne Niklaa Tha Jisko, Bas Vahi Chehra Na Tha;
Hum Vahi, Tum Bhi Vahi, Mausam Vahi, Manzar Vahi;
Faasle Badh Jaayenge Itne Kabhi Socha Na Tha!
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Raha Youn Hi Namukkamal, Gham-e-Ishq Ka Fasaana;
Kabhi Mujhko Neend Aayi, Kabhi So Gaya Zamaana!
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Na Main Pass Unko Bulaa Saka;
Na Main Dil Ki Baat Suna Saka;
Woh Hansi Hansi Main Hi Chal Deeya;
Ke Main Haath Tak Na Hila Saka!
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Dard Mein Bhi Yeh Lab Muskura Jate Hain;
Beetey Lamhe Hamein Jab Bhi Yaad Atey Hain!
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Uski Justaju, Uska Intezaar Aur Yeh Akelapan;
Thak Kar Muskura Dete Hein, Jab Roya Nahi Jaata!
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Humne Socha, Unke Pyar Mein Tadapna Chhod Denge;
Unke Liye Tarasna Chhod Denge;
Dil Ko Bola, Tu Bhul Ja Use;
Dil Bola, Hum Dhadakna Chhod Denge!
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Raat Ki Dhadkan Jab Tak Jaari Rehti Hai;
Sotey Nahi Hum, Zimmedari Rehti Hai;
Jabse Tuney Halki Halki Baatein Ki;
Yaar Tabiyat Bhaari Bhaari Rehti Hai!
~ Rahat Indori
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Dard Hi Sahi Mere Ishq Ka Inaam To Aaya;
Khali Hi Sahi Hathon Mein Jaam To Aaya;
Main Hoon Bewaafa Sabko Bataya Usne;
Yun Hi Sahi Uske Labon Pe Mera Naam To Aaya!
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Koi Naraz Hai Humse Ke Hum Kuch Likhte Nahi;
Kahan Se Layein Lafz Jab Wo Milte Nahi;
Dard Ki Zuban Hoti To Bata Dete;
Woh Zakhm Kaise Bataye Jo Dikhte Nahi!
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Raha Yun Hi Namukkamal, Gham-e-Ishq Ka Fasaana;
Kabhi Mujhko Neend Aayi, Kabhi So Gaya Zamaana!
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Aap To Chand Ho, Jisse Sab Yaad Karte Hain;
Hamaari Kismat To Sitaron Jaisi Hai;
Yaad Karna To Durr, Log Apni Khwahish Ke Liye Bhi;
Hamaare Tootne Ka Intezar Karte Hain!
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Meri Majburiyon Ko Meri Badkismati Mat Samajhna;
Qyunki Hum Unn Rahon Par Se Bhi Guzre Hein;
Jahan Kismat To Durr, Saaya Bhi Sath Nahi Deta!
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Nelaam Kuchh Iss Tarha Se Huay Bazar-e-Mohabbat Mein;
Boli Lagane Wala Bhi Woh Tha, Jiss Ne Kabhi Jholi Faila Kar Manga Tha Mujhe!
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Aaj Unhone Ek Aur Dard Diya To Yaad Aaya;
Hamne Hi To Maange The Unke Sare Dard Apni Duaao Mein!
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Toote Hain Sheesha Dil Haaye Dil Itne Ke Ehl-e-Dard;
Rakhte Hain Paaon Khaak Par Sau Baar Dekh Kar!
~ Mirza Ghalib
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Hum To Hass Lete Hain Dukh Mein Bhi, Teri Rehmat Se;
Varna Log To Sukh Mein Bhi Pareshaan Rehtey Hain!
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Is Behte Dard Ko Mat Roko;
Yeh To Sazza Hai Kisi Ke Intezaar Ki;
Log Inhe Aansu Kahen Ya Deewangi;
Par Yeh To Nishani Hain Kissi Ke Pyaar Ki!
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Hai Koi Janaaza Padne Wala;
Main Apne Dil Ko Maar Betha Hun!
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Uttar Chukki Hai Meri Rooh Mein Kisi Ki Nigah;
Tarap Rahi Hai Meri Zindagi Kisi Ke Liye!
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Meri Tanhayi Ko Mera Shaunq Na Samjhna;
Bohat Pyaar Se Diya Hai Yeh Tohfa Kisi Ne!
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Kuchh Zakhm Sadiyoun Baad Bhi Taaza Rehte Hein, Faraz;
Waqt Ke Paas Bhi Har Marz Ki Dawa Nahi Hoti!
~ Ahmad Faraz
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Shayed Khushi Ka Daur Bhi Aa Jaye Ek Din 'Faraz';
Gham Bhi Toh Mil Geya Tha Tamanna Kiye Baghair!
~ Ahmad Faraz
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Ajab Hunnar Hai Mere Hath Mein, Yeh Shair Likhne Ka;
Mein Apni Barbadian Likhta Hun, Log Wah Wah Karte Hain!
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Meri Chahat Ko Mere Halaat Ke Tarazu Mein Kabhi Mat Tolna, 'Faraz';
Maine Woh Zakham Bhi Khaye Hain, Jo Meri Qismat Main Nahi The!
~ Ahmad Faraz
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Talaash Kar Meri Kami Ko Apne Dil Mein;
Agar Dard Mile To Samajh Lena, Mohabbat Abhi Baki Hai!
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Jagmagaate Shehar Ki Raanayion Mein Kya Naa Tha;
Dhundne Nikla Tha Jisko, Bas Vahi Chehra Na Tha!
Hum Vahi, Tum Bhi, Vahi, Mausam Vahi, Manzar Vahi;
Faansle Badh Jaayenge Itne, Kabhi Socha Na Tha!
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Shaam Se Aaj Saans Bhaari Hai, Bekaraari Bekaraari Hai!
Aapke Baad Har Ghadi Humnein, Aap Ke Saath Hi Guzaari Hai!
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Dua Maangi Thi Ik Aashiyaane Ki;
Aandhiyaan Chal Padi Zamaane Ki;
Mere Gham Ko Koi Samajh Na Saka;
Kyonki Mujhe Aadat Thi Muskuraane Ki!
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Mujhe udaas dekhkar usne kaha,
Mere hote hue tumhe koi dukh nhi de skta;
`Phir aisa hi hua` zindgi mein;
Jitne dukh mile sab usi ne diye.
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Darya wafaon ka kabhi rukta nahi;
Mohabat mein insan kabhi jhukta nahi;
Khamosh hain hum unki khushi ke liye;
aur Wo smajh baithe hain ki dil humara dukhta nahi...
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Dil ke dard ko dil todne waala kya jaane,
pyaar ke rivajo ko ye jmaana kya jaane,
hoti hai kitni takleef kabar mein,
upper se phool chadane waala kya jaane
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Ab umar ho gayi hai dil ki kitaab mein, kuch khusk paton ke siva kuch nahin raha,
Jajbaat tamaam kho gaye lamhon ki dhool mein, ab dil mein dharkanon ke siva kuch nahi raha
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Waade bhi dost ne kya khub nibhaye,
Zakham muft mein aur dard tohfe me bhijwaye,
Is se badhkar wafa ki misaal kya hogi,
Maut se pehle hi dost kafan le aye
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Har phool ki ajab kahani hai,
chup rehna bhi pyar ki nishani hai,
kahin koi zakhm nai phir bhi kyun dard ka ehsas hai,
lagta hai dil ka ek tukda aaj bhi uske paas hai.
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Kaghaz kaghaz haraf sajjaya karta hai,
Tanhai main sheher basaaya karta hai,
Kaisa paagal shaks hai saari saari raat,
Deewaroon ko dard sunaya karta hai,
Ro daita hai aap hi apni baatoon par,
Aur phir khud ko aap hansaaya karta hai.
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Dhoka diya tha jab tum ne mujhe,
Dil se main naraaz tha,
Phir socha ki dil se tumhe nikal dun,
Magar woh kambakth dil bhi tumhare paas tha.....
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Kismat par aitbar kisko hai,
Mil jaye khushi inkaar kisko hai,
Kuch majburian hain mere dost,
Warna judai se pyaar kisko hai.
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ग़म में हँसने वालों को कभी रुलाया नहीं जाता;
लहरों से पानी को हटाया नहीं जाता;
होने वाले हो जाते हैं खुद ही दिल से जुदा;
किसी को जबर्दस्ती दिल में बसाया नहीं जाता।
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बहुत अजीब है यह बंदिशें मोहब्बत की;
कोई किसी को बहुत टूट कर चाहता है;
और कोई किसी को चाह कर टूट जाता है।
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जाने क्यों दुनियां में ऐसा होता है;
जो सब को ख़ुशी दे, वही क्यों रोता है;
उम्र भर जो साथ ना दे सके;
वही ज़िंदगी का पहला प्यार क्यों होता है।
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ऐ दिल मत कर इतनी मोहब्बत तू किसी से;
इश्क़ में मिला दर्द तू सह नहीं पायेगा;
एक दिन टूट कर बिखर जायेगा अपनों के हाथों से;
किसने तोडा ये भी किसी से कह नहीं पायेगा।
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अपनी तो ज़िन्दगी है अजीब कहानी है;
जिस चीज़ को चाहा वो चीज़ ही बेगानी है;
हँसते भी है तो दुनिया को हँसाने के लिए;
वरना दुनिया डूब जाये इन आखों में इतना पानी है।
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हमने भी किसी से प्यार किया था;
कम नहीं, बेशुमार किया था;
ज़िंदगी बदल गई थी तब उसने कहा कि;
पागल तू सच समझ बैठा, मैने तो मज़ाक किया था।
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तेरी याद में आंसुओं का समंदर बना लिया;
तन्हाई के शहर में अपना घर बना लिया;
सुना है लोग पूजते हैं पत्थर को;
इसलिए तुझसे जुदा होने के बाद दिल को पत्थर बना लिया।
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उसको चाहा तो बहुत मगर इज़हार करना नहीं आया;
कट गयी उम्र सारी मगर प्यार करना नहीं आया;
उसने कुछ माँगा भी तो माँग ली जुदाई हमसे;
हम करते भी क्या क्योंकि हमें इंकार करना नहीं आया।
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दरिया वफाओं का कभी रुकता नहीं;
मोहब्बत में इंसान कभी झुकता नहीं;
खामोश हैं हम उनकी ख़ुशी के लिए;
वो समझते हैं कि दिल हमारा दुखता ही नहीं।
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यह दुनिया पत्थर है जो जज़्बात नहीं समझती;
दिल में जो है छुपी वो बात नहीं समझती;
यह चाँद भी तनहा है तारों की बारात में;
दर्द मगर चाँद का ज़ालिम यह रात नहीं समझती।
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हर फूल की एक अजब कहानी है;
चुप रहना भी प्यार की एक निशानी है;
कहीं कोई ज़ख़्म तो नहीं फिर भी क्यों यह एहसास है;
कि जैसे दिल का एक टुकड़ा आज भी उनके पास है।
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महफ़िल भी रोयेगी, हर दिल भी रोयेगा;
डूबी जो मेरी कश्ती तो साहिल भी रोयेगा;
इतना प्यार बिखेर देंगे हम इस दुनीया में;
कि मेरी मौत पे मेरा कातिल भी रोयेगा।
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ज़माने से सुना था कि मोहब्बत हार जाती है;
जो चाहत एक तरफ हो वो चाहत हार जाती है;
कहीं दुआ का एक लफ्ज़ असर कर जाता हैं;
और कभी बरसों की इबादत भी हार जाती है।
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जब मिलने लगा उसकी मोहब्बत में सुकून;
फिर यूँ हुआ वो मेरा साथ छोड़ गया;
अभी बहुत बाकी थी हसरतें दिल में;
मगर वो शख्स अधूरी मुलाक़ात छोड़ गया।
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अनजान थे हम अनजान ही रहने दो;
किसी की यादों में हमें पल पल यूँ ही मरने दो;
क्यों करते हो बदनाम लेकर नाम हमारा;
अब तो इस नाम को गुमनाम रहने दो।
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दुनिया है पत्थर की जज़्बात नहीं समझती;
दिल में जो छुपी है वो बात नहीं समझती;
चाँद तनहा है तारो की इस बारात में;
दर्द मगर चाँद का ज़ालिम यह रात नहीं समझती।
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सोचता हूँ कि अपने सारे अरमान भेज दूँ;
दुआओं में अपनी तुम्हारा नाम भेज दूँ;
दिन खिला और दिल को तुम याद आये;
तो सोचा कि प्यारा सा सलाम भेज दूँ।
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एक वफ़ा को पाने की कोशिश में;
ज़ख़्मी होती हैं वफ़ाएं कितनी;
कितना मासूम सा लगता है लफ्ज़ मोहब्बत का;
और इस लफ्ज़ से मिलती हैं सजाएं कितनी।
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जाने क्या मुझसे ज़माना चाहता है;
मेरा दिल तोड़कर मुझे ही हँसाना चाहता है;
जाने क्या बात झलकती है मेरे चेहरे से;
हर शख्स बस मुझे ही आज़माना चाहता है।
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मेरे दिल के दर्द को किसने देखा है;
मुझे बस मेरे खुदा ने तड़पते देखा है;
हम तन्हाई में बैठे रोते हैं;
लोगों ने हमे महफ़िल में हँसते देखा है।
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कुछ अलग था कहने का अंदाज़ उनका;
कि सुना भी कुछ नहीं और कहा भी कुछ नहीं;
कुछ इस तरह बिखरे उनके प्यार में हम;
कि टूटा भी कुछ नहीं और बचा भी कुछ नहीं।
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किसी की चाहत में इतने पागल न हो;
हो सकता है वो आपकी मंज़िल न हो;
उसकी मुस्कुराहट को मोहब्बत न समझना;
हो सकता है मुस्कुराना उसकी आदत ही हो।
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आज अरसे बाद जब सुनी उसकी आवाज़;
तो लगा जैसे है वो मेरे दिल के ही पास;
जब आया होश टी तो नम हो गयी ये आँखें;
फिर एहसास हुआ कि कभी न पूरी होने वाली है ये आस।
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जिनको हमने चाहा इश्क़ की हदें तोड़ कर;
आज उसने देखा नहीं निगाह मोड़ कर;
ये जान कर बहुत दुख हुआ मुझे;
कि वो खुद भी तन्हा हो गये मुझे छोड़ कर।
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दर्द को न देखिये दर्द से;
दर्द को भी दर्द होता है;
दर्द को भी ज़रुरत है प्यार की;
आखिर प्यार में दर्द ही तो हमदर्द होता है।
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हँसी ने लबों पर आना छोड़ दिया;
ख्वाबों ने पलकों पे आना छोड़ दिया;
आती नहीं हैं तब से हिचकियाँ भी;
आप ने जब से याद करना छोड़ दिया।
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यह देखा है हमने खुद को आज़माकर;
धोखा देते हैं लोग करीब आ कर;
कहती है दुनिया पर दिल नहीं मानता;
कि छोड़ जाओगे तुम भी एक दिन अपना बनाकर।
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टूट जाये ख्वाब तो जुड़ने की आस क्या रखना;
पलकों के भीगने का हिसाब क्या रखना;
बस इसलिए मुस्कुरा देते हैं हम;
कि अपनी उदासी से किसी को उदास क्या रखना।
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महफ़िल में हँसना मेरा मिज़ाज़ बन गया;
तन्हाई में रोना एक राज़ बन गया;
दिल के दर्द को चेहरे से ज़ाहिर न होने दिया;
यही मेरे जीने का अंदाज़ बन गया।
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मेरे दिल के दर्द को किसने देखा है;
मुझे बस खुदा ने तड़पते देखा है;
हम तन्हाई में बैठे रोते हैं;
लोगों ने हमें महफ़िल में हँसते देखा है।
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मुझे दर्द-ए-इश्क़ का मज़ा मालूम है;
दर्द-ए-दिल की इन्तहा मालूम है;
ज़िंदगी भर मुस्कुराने की दुआ मत देना;
मुझे पल भर मुस्कुराने की सज़ा मालूम है।
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पत्थर की दुनिया जज़्बात नहीं समझती;
दिल में क्या है वो बात नहीं समझती;
तनहा तो चाँद भी सितारों के बीच में है;
पर चाँद का दर्द वो रात नहीं समझती।
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ज़ख्म मेरा है दर्द मुझे होता है;
ज़माने में कौन किसका होता है;
उन्हें नींद नहीं आती जो मोहब्बत करते हैं;
जो दिल तोड़ता है वो चैन से सोता है।
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