Main so raha tha ki ik lamhe

Main So Raha Tha Ki Ik Lamhe Ne Jhinjhod Diya
Salaakh Surkh Thi Jis Tarah Chaha Mod Diya
Sujhayi Kuch Nahi Deta Shiksta* Yaadon Mein
Kisi Ka Chehra Kisi Ke Badan Mein Jod Diya
Bhale Hi Mar Raha Hai Katra Katra Reit Pe Ab
Ye Aab Zinda Tha Dariya Ka Saath Chhor Diya
Siyah Takht Pe Ik Surkh Nukta Fael Gaya
Hawa Ne Udte Parinde Ka Baazoo Tod Diya
Ye Keh Ke Tum Durnayaab** Aur Duniya Gareeb
Mujhe Akela Sammandar Ki Teh Mein Chhor Diya
– Bashir Badr
* Shiksta = Khandit
** Durnayaab = Durlabh Moti