Kuch tabiyat hi mili thi aisi, chain se jeene ki surat n hui,
jisko chah use apna na sake, jo mila use mohbbat n hui,

jisko ab tak mile dil hi se mile, dil jo badla to fasana badla,
rasme-duniya ko nibhane ke liye humse ristho ki tijarat na hui,

door se tha wo kahi chehro mein, pass se koi bhi waisa n laga,
bewafai bhi usi ka tha chalan phir kisi se bhi shikayat n hui,

waqt rutha raha bache ki tarah raah mein koi khilona n mila,
dosti bhi to nibhayi n gayi, dushmani mein bhi adawat n hui.

Nida Fazli