Category Archives: Iftikhar Arif

khooN baha

khooN baha

(Iftikhar Arif)

apne shaih~savaaroN ko
qatl karne vaaloN se
khooN baha talab karna
vaarisoN pe vaajib tha,
qaatiloN pe vaajib tha
khooN baha ada karna

vaajibaat ki takmeel
munsifoN pe vaajib thi
(musnifoN ki nigraani
qudsioN pe vaajb thi)
vaqt ki adaalat meiN
eik samt masnad thi
ek samt khanjar tha
taaj-e-zar-nigaar ik samt
eik samt lashkar tha
ik taraf thi majboori
ik taraf muqaddar tha
taaife pukaar uTThe
“taaj-o-takht zindabaad!
saaz-o-rakht zindabaad!”

khalq ham se kehti hai, saara maajra likkheN
kis ne kis tarah paaya apna khooN baha, likkheN
chashm-e-nam se sharminda,
ham qalam se sharminda, sochte haiN kiya likkheN

jaah-o-jalaal daam-o-diram aur kitni der

jaah-e-jalaal daam-o-diram aur kitni der

jaah-o-jalaal daam-o-diram aur kitni der
reg-e-ravaaN pe naqsh-e-qadam aur kitni der

ab aur kitni der yeh dehshat, yeh Dar, yeh khauf
gard-o-ghubaar-e-aihd-e-sitam aur kitni der

ab aur kitni der yeh tabl-o-alam ki dhoom
zikr-e-zavaal-e-loh-o-qalam aur kitni der

halqa~bagosghoN, arz~guzaaroN ke darmiyaan
yeh tamkinat, yeh zo’m-e-karam aur kitni der

pal bhar meiN ho rahe ga hisaab-e-nabud-o-bood
pech-o-kham-e-vujud-o-adam aur kitni der

daaman ke saare chaak, girebaaN ke saare chaak
ho bhi gaye baham to baham aur kitni der

shaam aa rahi hai, Doobta sooraj bataye ga
tum aur kitni der ho, ham aur kitni der