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.

2 comments on “himmat-e-sawaal

  1. habiwabi says:

    Love it. I’ve always wanted to be able to do Urdu poetry, it’s so lyrical. I sometimes feel like I’ve forgotten how to write it! Especially love the end.

  2. huzaifazoom says:

    I got back to Urdu after a few months so was a bit tentative. You are right about the lyricism, it comes naturally to Urdu, although it can get in the way sometimes, so I am glad it worked this time. Thanks 🙂

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