yaadon ki almaari

tanhayion ke baraamdeh mein baita uktaah gaya tha

socha purani almaari khol kar dekh lu

haal ke sadmo.n se iss kadar dam ghut rahaa tha

lagaa ke maazii se kuchh saanse udhaar le lu

 

almaari ke upri manzil par kitaabe rakhi hui thi

kuchh jo padne ke liye thi, kuchh jo dikhaave ki thi

dil muskarane lagaa umr ki unn nadaaniyon par

kushiyaan milli toh kahii.n magar sab behlaave ki thi

 

dusri manzil par kuchh bakse pade hue thay

unn bakson me mera bachpann qaid tha

laakh chahaa ke unn yaadon ko tatol kar dekh lu

par unn masoom galiyon me ab jaana avaidh tha

 

kuchh kapde bhi mille, jo bhai se chupa kar rakke thay

wo bhi din thay, har saans par haq ki baatein hoti thi

sarkashi ke uss aalam mein apne bhi apne na lage

main ladta rahaa khudh ke liye, maa haar kar roti thi

 

aur ek hisse me kuchh fizool ki cheese rakkhi thi

wahii.n, ek tasveer bhi rakki milli, ek haseen ladki thi

haan yaad aaya, wo umr jab mohobbat sar savaar thi

jiske saath zindagi sanvar jati, haan yeh wo ladki thi

 

neeche aakhri manzil par kuchh cheezein dhikayii di

kuchh churaye hue khilone, chand paise, aur ek hathyaar

yaadon ne fir karwat badli, ek nayaa shaks same aaya

jiske dil me ab ishk nahii tha, tha toh bas josh-e-auzaar

 

chain se maine fir uss bandh almaari ko salaam kiya

ai maazii tera shukriya, tujhse milkar sukuun milaa

aaj ek darinda hu main, napaak iraadon waala

tune yakeen toh dilaya, kabhi main bhi insaan tha

 

 

-   Sifar




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