A POET IN ME

By Shahid Riaz

This Poetry is Dedicated to “A Friend” – Who Was Instrumental in Discovering A Poet In Me

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Sawaal
kion batoon keh mairi umer tyaveel ho gee, ya dor-e-salasal sach to ye hay keh deevar kay kay uss paar ka socha he nahin Apni dunia main to rahey mast sada, mager manand-e-ajnabi khud ko pukartey be rahey, aur kabhi murr kay daikha he nahi maira hosla na barhao yaroo, mairy raston ki koi simat nahi jab her taraf he ho veerainian , to manzalon ki koi fikar nahi ab to kai sadion say ye aalim hay mairi soch aur tanhai ka dar na jaoon sotey main kahin, iss khauf say soyia be nahi kehnay ko to bara kuch hay, mager mairi anna ka hay ye kehna zad-e-rah man ik saleeb ho bas, aur ye keh kisi ko batana be nahi khudi ka takaza hay keh man bas itna he kahoon yaaro paya jo naheen yahan main nay, woh khoya be naheen

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Khud Farabi
kion rakhtay hain log sadda maazi ki yadon ko itna aziz raaz khul to gia, mager apna kal kho dainey kay baad Lotna to her haal main hay, her ik leher ko beher main wapis sochata hoon garonday pehlay banoon, ya naqsh-e-paa kay baad gar chaho zindagi kay tasalsal ko jo rakhna phir say jaari-o-saari bhool jao kay guzari shaam milay ge kabhi aaj ki sham kay baad jee ye to teh hay, kay guzray hoye lamhaat kabhi lota nahi kertay phir be ik sahara hay khud faraibi ka mujhay ,her shakast kay baad mairi fitrat main arsay say daal rakha hay ik hirs nay basaira dhoondta hoon ab main motti, seep ko maar dainey kay baad charagh-e-sehri ki lo to khatam honay ko hay he, mager hamdam jo jal chukay, wo perwanay zinda hotay nahi dia bujhnay kay baad

kuch maang kay daikh laitey hain ham batil say be aaj ik baar shyed keh mit jye judaion ki reekha, haath katwa dainey kay baad her khoi hoi anmoal cheez ka badal to kabhi hotta nahi uss jaisa phir be mansoor ko mila tha khuda, ana-al-haq kahnay keh baad

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Iqrar-e-Jurm
takaaza nahi ye fitrat ka, bas mairi soch he ki majboori hay har jata hoon main jeeti hoi baazi, taskeen-e-qalab ki khatir kamal uss ka na tha, sabh bandh-hay thay uss soch kay sath keh raqs-e-bismal he sahi, kartey hain gawara uss ki khatir uss ki tarha, uski khushion ka be ik ajab he sa raha andaaz faqat jan mangata tha wo, chand qatrey aab-e-hayat ki khatir usski basti main to ab koi nazar uthaney wala hay he nahi noch leen sab ankhain uss nay, sirf ik chashm-e-bad ki khatir aur ab faqat wo hay, ik ayina aur chand thehray hoye lamhay jee raha hay wo tanha, keh koi to aye ga, roo namai ki khatir main be sochata hoon keh, chore doon uskay dar ki chokhat kaash hota mumkin, chorna hamzaad ko, apni zaat ki khatir

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Ehtasab
rawaan hay qafla-e-qainaat, zindagi ka safar jari hay sisak rahi hain sab qadrain, aur raqs-e-ablees jari hay main be thehra rahzan, mager matloob nahi mal-o-zar talab kuch aur hay yaroo, mager qehat-e-rajaal jari hay na to ranjeeda hay khaliq, na he lota hay khizar wapis unn ko maaloom hay shyed, maqafaat ka amal jari hay mazi-o-hal, aur taqreer-o-tahreer par na karo maan itna ye be socho keh kia soch-o-fikar ka amal ab be jari hay daawah karo aqal-o-feham ka, na maan koi shakal par ye rehmat hay, jo manind-e-roz-o-shab, ab talak jari hay jismon main sakat nahi, aur hawas hay keh bay qaboo gada-gar ko hay bari jaldi, khairat-e-saphal to abi jari hay azal-o-abad, taqdeer-o-amal aur roz-e-hasher apni jagha mager zindagi ye to nahi bas, keh sanson ka silsila jari hay maqadar aur takhleeq main, ik ye be hota hay bara farq ik likha ja chuka hay mukamal, aur doja hanooz jari hay ye wo insaan hay, jisko sajada kia makhlooq-e-khuda nay bhool gia wo apni hasiat, aur girney ka amal ab be jari hay qari ka to maloom nahi, mager khud ko daita hoon tasali qartas-e-abiad he sahi, mager apni islah ka amal jari hay

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Aiy Mairey Chanda
doorian to taveel hain, par too kabi intazaar to kar aana jana to rahey ga he taira, kabhi qayam to kar chalo ham to ik sehraa hain, paiker-e-sabar-o-wafa tu kabi lehar ki tarap, or mad-o-jazar ka khial to kar dastaras main to nahi hay rokna waqat ko, phir be ikbar he sahi, tu mairey sath mil kay koi dua to kar tu nikalta hay to daikhtay hain sab loag jalwa taira to mairi chasham say kabhi, apna dedar be to kar karwaan to rawaan he hain, taaron ki chaoon taley bay wafa, kabhi ik bar, tu be kisi say wafaa to kar taqaza hay bar bar, keh kion main nahi pojta tuj ko piar bara hay, ya ibadat, khud say zara israr to kar ab sahar ki amad hay, or taira sehar totnay ko hay dhobna taira be maqadar hay, ye be socha to kar

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Soch Ki Ghulami
azaadi ka mafhoom to shyed bhool chuka hoon main be issi qafas ko samaj loonga main apna nashaiman ab be ik parwaz he to hotti hay faqat azaad nafas ki pehchan pashemani to hay he, sath rahey ge qurbat-e-sayaad be kuch aur na hua to urr jaonga main abbad ki tarf yaaroo ho safar main shyed , shauq-o-takhial ki parwaaz ab be perwaaz kay liay muwafaq to ab hain sab halaat magar soch hay keh attaki hoi hay, zanjeer-e-qafas say ab be maan to kabhi na tha, iss taqdeer-o-tadbeer par phir be himat kar kay daikhta hoon, dosti to hay fitrat say ab be jo na lota to samajana na keh mil gai hay mujh ko manzil kai safar jari hain azal say aur raston ka pata nahi ab be alwida alwida alwida, aye yaran-e-qafas, alwida alwida rotay ho tum mairi judai ko , ya hay ye yad ghar ki ab be iss mazlom-o-majroh ka ye be bara andaaz hay ajab sa qafala kooch ko hay, baitha hay ye liay hijr ki rahat ab be

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Ashk-e-Rawaan
hijar maqsood ho ga tuj ko be teh-e-dil say yaqeenan warna to her pather ko be ho kar moam rona aata hay dil say to tairey khon-e-armaan ka jaari hay ik dariaa ashak jab koi bacha ho aankh main, to rona aata hay dil ki baazi main jeet ka matlab he hay haar sada say kabi jhank kay andr daikho to sahi, phir rona aata hay ye krishama-e-gham hay, ya asool-e-chahat ka paas jawab itna hay ajab sa iss ka, keh bas rona aata hay

uss tifal pay to sayia hay maan ki duaoon ka her waqt han raziq ki bay niazi ka socho to buhat rona aata hay zabat aur sabar khazana hay, paghmabari-o-faqiri ka jo pa chuky sab kuch dunia main, unpay rona aata hay uss sangdil nay tarash to dala hay ab sanam ko apnay aur jab dil wahan na dharka to uss ko be rona aata hay zindagi aur moat kay beech, hyle hay ik lamha safar ka han jo chin jye ge gunah ki lazat, uss pay rona aata hay tu apnay wajood-e-anmole pay hay kion itna ranjeeda bas tairi soch ka sochata hoon to bohat rona aata hay -------------------------------------------------------------------------------[ dooba hon main iss soch main, keh ye raaz to khula nahi ] [ tujhay "aata he nahi hay rona", ya keh "rona nahee aata" ] [ tairi zidd hay buhat to maan laita hon, tairi he khatir dost ] [ tu chupa ansoo ab, keh main kahon tujay rona nahi aata ]

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Zameen aur Zuhra
dil jala hoon main yaaro, jo sab kuch bata daitey hain shyer nahi waisa , jo rai ka be pahar bana daitey hain zamanay ki iss dager par baja hay taira iztarab mager log to wo hain jo bat suntay hain, aur bhula daitey hain pabandi-e-izhar aur qalam ki azadi to hay door ki bat ye to wo hain, jo saoch par be pehra bitha daitey hain bay khaber hain danista, mantey nahi haqeqat ko kabi Moosa ko toor baij ker, but ko khuda bana daitey hain ker guzertay hain wo sab , aata hay jo be dil main inkay khuda man kar ye pehlay, phir sooli charha daitey hain

mantey be hain, keh wo ameen-o-sadiq hay sada say phir kaaba jakar uss main her tarf but saja daitey hain inki wafa-o-muhabbat ka ye paimana tum be daikho ye laash kay saath ik zinda insaan be jala daitey hain ye hiss-e-jamalati nahi, hawas hay sochoon pay taari nelaam-e-izat ko muqabla-e-husn ka nam daitey hain parh na lay kaheen, ankhoon main bassi shehwat koi lagga kar chashma ye, apni bhook mitta daitey hain un ko mil jye jo ik pal kay liay chaman ki hifazat ka zima phool tor laitey hain sarey wo, aur shajar jala daitey hain raziq nahi hain wo iss dunia kay mager phir be daikho cheen laitey hain luqma, or zamzam ko mita daitey hain han zinda dargore to nahi kartey ye ab binat-e-huwa ko martey hain pehlay anna ko, phir zinda jala daitey hain khud he mulzim hain, bantey hain adalat aur munsaf be pehli paishi main he mujram ko azadi ki nava daitey hain

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aari hain ye her soch say, aur ihsas-e-murawat be nahi sadqa-o-khairat ko be mal-e-ghanimat bana daitey hain lataka to rakhi hay ik zanjeer-e-adal dar kay bahir laikin her baar sawali ko ye deevaar main chunwa daitey hain nahi mumkin keh hawas-o-hirs main ho ga koi in ka sani wo be hain jo zindagi he main mazaar banwa daitey hain baz ko fikar to hay hashr ki, mager phir be daikho to sahi sochatey hain kissi tarah, loh-e-mehfooz mita daitey hain mehfal-e-soze be ho, to hotta nahi dil kabhi in ka ranjeeda dhoka daitey hain ashk bari ka, chehra chupa daitey hain chaltey hain, akartay hain, rakhtay hain sir par saja kar taj takht ki bulandi kay liay lashon kay minar bana daitey hain yaad aata hay in ko be khuda zindagi main ik aadh baar mullan bulatey hain aur shan say milad kerwa daitey hain in kay qaul-o-fail kay tazaad ka bas kia karon ziker yahan ye wo qazi hain jo her bar jhoot ko sach bana daitey hain in ko maloom nahi keh insaan ki kia hay azmat-o-mairaaj sawar daikhtay nahi or sawari pay raqam laga daitey hain Zohra ki aab-o-taab ka ik apna hay makhsoos sa andaaz musawar ki khata hay keh log sath chand bana daitey hain taira andaz-e-khudi aur ihsas-e-fitrat rahay la-saani-o-fani hay to ye dua phir be, sooraj ko charagh dikha daitey hain ik alfaz ka khazeena hay, uss say kahaey ja raha hoon ab lafaz nahi buray, kabhi andaz-e-bian be tarpa daitey hain mughanni ka ye kehna hay keh sab geet hotay hain amar ye to saaz aur awaz hain jo kuch ko bura bana daitey hain

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Bojh
dunia main lagi hay ronaq har dam, aur aana jana jaari hay ruktay to hain sab pal do pal ko lakin, loot khasoot jaari hay muazzan ko fiker hay leh ki, mullan sunta nahi rawaani main manbar par to hay bheer laggi, masjad ka sannata jaari hay zahid sab laity turbat main, aur matwali ginay hain nazraney mushrik karain ab qabron ko sajda, aur faiz-e-alim jaari hay sab fuqraa ki ayyaari hay, aur peer nawazy jyen hain baitey sarey mango ab sab kuch mango, taveez ka jadoo jaari hay koran sajey haiy ab taakon main, tasbhi to kab ki toot chuki maan hay siraf aqeeday ka, aur insanoon ki pooja jaari hay meh khanay main ik ronak hay, aur nahi fikkar anjaamon ki ik doojay kay hain sab mehram , aur peena pilana jaari hay jo sochay hay wo bolay ga na, jo bolay hay wo rokay ga na aansoo na baha hamdam tu be, fitrat ka kaam to jaari hay yaad karo un qaumon ko, jinhay maan tha zore-o-taqat par mit chukay sab matti main, aur azaab-e-musalsal jaari hay haan ab chore be day rona dhona, tu be thehra ik mushrik maang raha nahi tu rab say kuch, bas noha hay jo jaari hay akhri saf barney ko hay ab, chal mil kar kartey hain ye dua daina hay to dil bhar kar day, warna ah-o-baqa to jaari hay

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Ik Shakhs
wo apni sadgi main sab kuch bata daita hay hansata hay itna, keh bas rulla he daita hay daur-e-faraib main be hay wo itna masoom chupana ho jo mumkin, wo be bata daita hay pocho gar kabhi surkhi-e-chashm ka majra muskurata hay itna keh bas hansa daita hay koi gham kabhi uss pay hota nahi hay havi chup rehta hay khud , sab ko rula daita hay qaid-e-tanhai main rehata hay mehv-e-raqs azadi kay din ko to aksar he bhula daita hay qisa-e-pareena sunata hay iss rawaani say aghaaz say pehlay , anjaam bata daita hay uss ka sakoon daikho to rashq sa aata hay jisam to kia, wo rooh tak ko bhula daita hay uss ki aankhon main ik ajab he kashish hay ik nazar dal kar wo, sab raaz bata daita hay kabhi hota nahi mehdood, wajood kay andr wo apna aap, chaar itraaf phaila daita hay main aksar sochta hoon uski kia hay shaan bikta nahi wo, sab ko ghulam bana daita hay

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Chaand Chehra
kal shab jab ik pari chehra daikha zindagi ko barey qarib say daikha sirka to tha anchal aik pal kay liay par jo be daikha, baymisal daikha peshani pay chaii the ik chandani ankhon dooba chaand be daikha palkain jhuk gayen theen pal main jaisey wo shaam ka dhalna daikha uss nay jab daikha nazar uthaa kay ik aansoo ka toot-tay sitara daikha chehra khila tha gulaab ki manind shabnam ko uss pay girtay daikha rangat the sundar sandal ki tarah miltay uss main shafaq ko daikha lag na jaati nazar ranaai-e-gull ko gaal kay wast main saja til daikha zulf jab lehrai, kha kay kham zara bantay ik chah-e-rukhsaar daikha pankhari say tarasheeda thay lab haan unhay buhat lab-raiz daikha daant motti say, sajey qitaar andar sitaron ki tarah unka chupna daikha kaanptay lab hilay jo zara ik pal ko ik siski ka dam be ghut-tay daikha daikhna tha asman kay chaand ko par jo daikha, pehloo main daikha

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jab doob gia chaand anchal andar tab dil phir say dharakata daikha jo be daikha bas ik pal ko daikha hay na-mumkin batana kia daikha

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Waada Raha
tiara sochna aur poocna nahi tha munasib day kar sab jawaab khud ko tarpa loonga chah, chahat say hotti nahi hay mashroot saz-e-dil jo suna to dharkan chura loonga ansunni ko ankahi he rehnay do hamdam warna anwaan ko mazmoon bana loonga khoon-o-ashk ki rawaani rahain jari-o-sari gar tapka to piar ka paimana bana loonga ho na jye kaheen iss amanat main khianat iss khauf-o-dar say sab kuch lotaa doonga paas ayia to phir wapsi na ho gee mumkin tujay main apni soch ka hisa bana loonga tairey fariaib hain sadaa say itnay dil pazir rasm-e-dunia ko ehad-e-wafa bana loonga kitab-e-dil to hay saheefa-e-piaar-o-wafaa her waraq par mohr-e-sachai laga doonga tujhay bholna to hay nahi mairey bas main mumkin ye hay keh apna aap bula doonga koi poochay to, sab kuch he bata doonga gar na bola tab, to khud he ko jala loonga

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Daikho To Sahi
rukko to sahi, daikho to sahi, bikhray hain nazarey, tairey he liay sajatay hain saitarey, tairey he liay aao to sahi, baitho to sahi, basa hay jahaan, tairey he liay mehfal hay jawan, tairey he liay socho to sahi, bolo to sahi, sab hain hairaan, tairey he liay ruk gia samaan, tairey he liay din he sahi, raat he sahi, waqat hay maira, tairey he liay main be sadaa, tairey he liay sach he sahi, kuch be sahi, zindagi be hay, tairey he liay marna be yahan, tairey he liay aana he sahi, jana he sahi, hay ye wafaa, tairey he liay hay ye jafaa, tairey he liay thehro to sahi, lauto to sahi, dunia hay mairi, tairey he liay rooh be sadaa, tairey he liay ghazal he sahi, nazam he sahi, sab geet hain, tairey he liay raqs main jahan, tairey he liay

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Zulf-e-Gira Geer
zulf jab lehra gai joban bahar ho gai zulf ka khulana tha rutt bayqarar ho gai zulf ka bikharna tha din ko sham ho gai zulf main maala saji mehak raazdar ho gai zulf ko jo choo lia zulf taab-daar ho gai zulf ka sodda hua zulf dildaar ho gai zulf ki ghulami jo ki zulf paich-dar ho gai zulf jab samait lee raat shabab ho gai zulf jo pur-nam hooi lehar bayqarar ho gai iss zulf ki rasaai main ghazal tamam ho gai

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Raqaasa
aik jamood hay pinhaan uss toofan kay andar jaisay qaid ho koi bagola, gardaab kay andar raqs aisa keh jaisey lehra jye koi shakh-e-gull hay magar gehri khaar ki tees jigar kay andar taab aisi keh ho jye hay mehfal baytaab bohat par havi hay naseeb ki zulmat munn kay andar payal ki jhankaar say mehfil to rahay jawaan sannata hay chya wajood-e-raqaas kay andar hay deeda bohat char soo chahat-e-aghoash par basata nahin koi ussey apnay dil kay andar uski ankhon main hay kuch lau ki ramaq baqi jal raha hay sirf khoon-e-jiggar diay kay andar jism to ruk he jye ga amad-e-sahar kay saath par rooh ka iztarab to rahay ga uss kay andar naach aiy raqaasa, azal say abbad tak naach shyed aisa he likha hay tairi taqdeer kay andar

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Cat-Walk
tazleel-e-niswaan ko nia he naam dia hay ab ik biddat ko jiddat ka muqaam dia hay atta jis ko kia kahliq nay muqam-e-zeenat uss ko he ab nilaam barsar-e-aam kia hay maqsad to batya hay pehnavay ki namood par uriaan yahaan siraf jisamon ko kia hay lehraa kay, bhal kha kay, phir muskura kay khillat-e-haiya ko kaisey bay hijaab kia hay parchaat nakafi hain sarsarahat ko yahaan manzar main moseeqi ka ihtamam kia hay roshan qum qumay, aur lapkay hain bijliaan her andaz ko tasveer main mehfooz kia hay kassar na reh jye koi fun-e-paisha gari main chun chun kay naginoan ka intakhab kia hay ankhon ki haiya to ab thehri nayaab yahaan dil khoal kay peech-o-kham ka izhar kia hay daad to hay bohat ehbab-e-mehfal ki magar kia kisi ko libas-e-malboos ka ihsas hua hay makhsoos tha jo dhanpanay ko baddan kay ussi boaj he say to uriaani ka izhaar kia hay tarash-e-poshaak to bahana hay kahnay ko tazkara to sirf husan-o-andaz he ka hua hay baykhud hain kaisey sab ehbabab to daikho jaisey nazaron ko jisam kay aar paar kia hay hay gar ye izhaar-e- azadi-e-niswaan to kia kisi nay behan aur baiti ko andia be dia hay

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yakjaa hain ab bint-e-hawa aur ibn-e-adam ye kaam dono nay bohat mil jul kay kia hay kis ko day rahey hain ham ab fariab yahaan kia kissi nay khud say be ye sawaal kia hay

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Tanha
sochta hoon koi mairi be to kahani likhay mairi unkahi ko wo apni he zubani likhay haraf aye na kissi ki shaan aur naam par iss qiaas say wo mujhay gumnaam likhay faseel tha jo shehar-e-panah ki her simat na hua naseeb usay sya-e-devaar, likhay her rah-e-khaarzaar main jo tha rahnuma wo khud raha aabla pa sadda ko, likhay wo jo rehta tha ban kay jaan her mehfal ki raha khud wo bara tanha andar say, likhay pilata tha jam sab ko sharab-e-tahoor kay khud sadda he raha wo tashna lab, likhay

bin mangay jo daita raha khushian sab ko wo hua kion aisey barbaad, ye be to likhay ye be likhay keh mar gia wo chupkay say kaha faqat, naam koi kutbay pay na likhay

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Naara-e-Mastana
bay zubaan jab hay ye dil to, izhaar main inkasaar kaisa hamdam gar ho hamsafar to, faaslon ka shumaar kaisa qurbat ho jab mehboob ki to, bahaar ka intazaar kaisa zulmat ki tarikion main, rang-e-hinna ka intazaar kaisa ehad-o-wafa ki kia zarorat, aseer-e-zulf ka faraar kaisa jab jaan he nisaar ho to, wahaan alfaaz ka israar kaisa nazraana-e-muhabbat main, hisaab aur shumaar kaisa khushi-o-gham bay maani, qaraar-o-ghamgusaar kaisa sawaal kaisa, jawaab kaisa, ho inkaar aur iqraar kaisa anmoal shey hay piaar to phir, hussan ka bazaar kaisa gar hoon main dewana to phir, soach ka fishaar kaisa naara-e-mastana lagga kar, fikkar ka ye izhaar kaisa

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Faasla
wo apni zaat he main kion simat-ta ja raha hay waqat kay saath saath kion mit-ta ja raha hay mehfal kay arooj main to hay abhi ik garri baqi magar wo kion sab haath jhatak-ta ja raha hay mosam-e-gul hay, bahar ki masti hay joban par aur wo hay keh kanton he say ulaj-ta ja raha hay dagar be seedhi, aur nishan manzil be aakhri na janay wo kion phir be bhatak-ta ja raha hay nahi mehdood wo zamanon aur faaslon main khuda janay kion wo ab dhalak-ta ja raha hay jin aankhon say milti thee sada naveed piar ki aaj un say faqat khoon he tapak-ta ja raha hay jo zindagi ki misal tha, aur shan her jamaal ki wo rafta rafta her manzir say hat-ta ja raha hay uss ka rishta to sab say he sada raha ik jaisa na janay kia hua, wo sab say kat-ta ja raha hay wo bolta tha, to ruk jaati thee baad-e-bahar be aaj kion her ik izhaar main atak-ta ja raha hay baat kuch ho na ho, ranj iss say bara ho ga kia ham sab ki jo tha jaan, wo bichar-ta ja raha hay mujh say na poocho keh asal maajara hay kia kia batlaoon, wo pehloo say sirk-ta ja raha hay

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“A POET IN ME” By: Shahid Riaz”

Raaz-o-Niaaz
shama ho ya parwana, donon ko he jalna hota hay ik siskay shab bhar, ik ko pal main mitna hota hay hussan aur jamaal main bas, tafreeq hay intni see ik aankh main hota hay, ik nazron main samata hay aashiq aur deevanay main be faraq hay thora saa ik had kay paar hota hay, ik had say aari hota hay dil ki baat raz rahay, ya izhar ho uska aankhon say ik main ghutna parta hay, ik main tarapna hota hay gharri ho hijar ki, ya ho pehar wasal say pehlay ka dono he halaat main, waqat ko to rukna parta hay khali ho daaman chahay, ya ho taj-o-takht ka saath piaar ki qeemat dainay ko, khud ko bikna parta hay

ye dunia ya wo dunia, qaid hay yaksan dono main ik main marna parta hay, ik main jeena parta hay soach-o-daleel hotay hongay, asool zamanay kay mairi baat samajnay ko, mujh jaisa hona parta hay

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“A POET IN ME” By: Shahid Riaz”

Sard Tanhaai
sard mausam ka mazaaj kitna alag sa hay taveel raat main intazaar kitna alag sa hay dhund bani naqab, aur chupa lia sitaron ko unki tanhaai ka ab ihsas kitna alag sa hay chaand be hoga tanha, dagar say atka hua uskay sabar ka imtahaan, kitna alag sa hay sunni hoi kahani ka, taqaaza wo baar baar anjaam phir say bhoojna kitna alag sa hay hotaiy hoye tanha, kerna mehsoos kissi ko jazbaat ka haseen faraib kitna alag sa hay khud he say karna sawaal, daina jawab be phir zid aur takraar kerna kitna alag sa hay her saat guzarti hay, ruk ruk kay baar baar kiran photnay ka manzar kitna alag sa hay dil aur damaagh be to ho jatay hain yakjaa aag aur pani ka ye milap kitna alag sa hay kehna tha kuch aur, biaan kuch aur ker dia maira ye khud say darna kitna alag sa hay

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“A POET IN ME” By: Shahid Riaz”

Shahab-e-Saqib
khaak ka jab zahoor tha, wo sitara ho gia sadion raha bharakta, phir sayara ho gia markaz tha jo nizam ki, wasila aab taab ka kho dee jab kashash to bay sahara ho gia na dagar thee koi teh phir, rastay be ajnabi jo wazah daar tha sada, wo awaara ho gia toota uss andaaz say, keh wajood kho dia maddar say hata he tha keh sharara ho gia bikhra zameen pay aisay keh jazab ho gia ik balla ki shan thee, phir para para ho gia daikhtay thay jisay musafir, rahbari kay liay wo pal do pal main aankh ka nazara ho gia jisay tha kabhi socha, soch he main khoya hijrat kay baad akhir wo be, hamara ho gia ab sochta hoon main, ye sab majra hay kia jo be girra muqam say, mujhay piara ho gia
Note: The theme of above poem is based on a documentary, which I watched on the Discovery channel. It was about the creation, life cycle and the ultimate end/fate of various celestial bodies. I have tried to express the same in a poetic way - the creation of stars from the spread mass particles, their prime (once they twinkle/glow with their own energy source), conversion from stars to planets (a planet do not have its own light/energy source), stage when planets leave their orbit and become meteors, phase once they enter the hemisphere of other celestial bodies (like earth), and then the ultimate fate once they become shooting stars/meteorites (Shahab-eSaqib) and get destroyed after striking the earth surface. Thereafter, the star has no separate identity and become part of other celestial body.

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“A POET IN ME” By: Shahid Riaz”

Tanhai
mairi basti main koi rota he nahi, ik ye he kami hay jo gham ko baha dalay, bas ussi ansoo ki kami hay raqsaan hay tabassam har shakhs kay chehray par bay hiss hain sabhi basi, ya phir qurbat ki kami hay her koi hay yahan tanha, sheshay kay gharon main pathar to bohat hain, bas devaanon he ki kami hay girnay to nahi daita koi uthay haath apnay dua say par wajib hay jo shukarnay ko, us sajday ki kami hay sab hain baytab bohat, dill dainay ko aur lainy ko kehtay hain jisay baylaos uss mohabat ki kami hay her daaman hay bhojal, sitaron kay khazeenay say taqseem say jo milti hay, haan uss rahat ki kami hay her chehra bana chand, manzar ko karay pur noor chamakta hay jo aankh main, uss sitaray ki kami hay tanhai ka ye kehna hay keh ab hijjrat hay laazim hathon main magar mairy, uss raikha ki kami hay alfaz kay gulshan say, saja raha hoon izhar yahan jo dil pay karay asar gehra, uss jazbay ki kami hay

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Hamdam
bay niazi nahin uss mein nadan bhi nahin hay baat chothi si hay lakin, samajta he nahin hay jiss soch main hay wo atka hua, kai dinon say wo wajib nahi uss par aur fareeza be nahin hay ankhain shola see laal, aur rukhsar jaisay gulab dehakta be nahin hay aur mehkta be nahin hay firozaan hay ab be, magar dhund main hay lipta kabhi chupta nahin hay ,kabhi nikalta nahin hay sawar hay mado jazar par, ik lehar ki manind chalakta be nahin hay aur simat-ta be nahin hay pukaro to sunta nahi, na pukaro to ruk jata hay ajab majra hay keh baat koi karta bhi nahin hay kabhi aab-e-baraan, kabhi sehra ki tarah piasa magar barasta be nahin hay, tarasta be nahin hay rootha be hay to ik shan hay andaz main us kay faraifta be nahin hay aur guraizaan be nahin hay kion hamdam ki nazar hay, ik aisi daggar par jahan rasta kat-ta nahin, aur manzil be nahin hay tu maanay ya na maanay, hay maira ye irada ab jeena be nahin hay aur marna be nahin hay

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Wapsi
wo qurbaton ki raatain wo sohbaton ki baatain wo rahoton kay qissay wo ulfaton ki saatain na israar they hamaray na alfaaz they saharey na inkar ka tha khadsha na anna thee aati aaray her baat main raza thee her inkar main qaza thee her lamha jhuk raha tha her saans pur maza thee kuch gir rahi thee shabnam kuch aankh be the purnam kuch tashnagi be barh gai kuch soch be thee gumsum piar her nigah main tha piar her sadda main tha piar tha her lamha lamha piar her adda main tha tab azam dholnay ko tha tab qasam boolnay ko tha tab piar he ka ik izhar tha tab jisam tootnay ko tha girnay ko tha main arsh say girany ko tha main farsh pay girnay ka tha kuch malal be girnay ko tha main khalash say phir ayee yaad mujhay wafa phir ayee yaad mujhay jafa phir dar gia main khaof say phir ayee yaad mujhay saza

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laot ayia phir main shan say laot ayia phir main aan say loat ayee phir her soch be laot ayia phir main maan say insaan main haiwan be hay insaan main insaan be hay insaan gar sochay kabhi to insaan main nirwan be hay

Betaab
hijar main wasal ke aadaab kahan aatey hain hosh main ab terey betaab kahan aatey hain phir kar gia muztarib lutf e rafaqat ka saraab mehfal main ab wo bayhijab kahan atey hain bikhar gia ho ga kisi toot-tay sitaary ka noor mairy ghar warna mahtaab kahan aatey hain hansi hansi main ho aagia wo zikar wafa ka tery andaaz main inqalaab kahan aatey hain kisi raqeeb nay dia ho ga taana baywafai ka teri ankhon main ab sailaab kahan aatey hain behaka dia ho ga kisi sukhanwar nay shyed baat karny ke usey aadaab kahaan aatey hain khial saqi ko aagia sahar ki aamid ka warna tery meh khany say sairaab kahan aatey hain meri khamoshi main koi raaz nahi posheeda bohat sawaalon ke jawaab kahan aatey hain abhi to dhoond raha hoon main khud ko be iss rah guzar main ahbaab kahan aatey hain

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