himmat-e-sawaal

ab Khwaab ki vehshat ka koi
waqt muayyan to nahiN; ab kabhi

soz ki lazzat ka tum kar lo jawaaz;
jo koi rok sake tum ko to jhuTla

dena; kuchh kaminoN ke ta’ayyun
ka gila ker lena; ab mukammal hua

aKhbaar-e-juz, chhin chuka
himmat-e-sawaal; ab shukar hai

ke tumhe muslehatan dekha hum ne;
kaun jhuTlaae ga kis taur se hoga

ab hisaab? iss tarah Khauf hi
chillaata hai sannaaTay may.