kya guzri vo haseen raat thi,

ek khwab se mulaakat thi,


ek jouke ne aa ke dastak diya,

meri aankhon ne subah ka shak kiya,


abhi aankhon me khwab ki chaahat thi,

dekha titliyon ke bich vo hakikat thi,


bahakne laga mousam, nashe me aayi vadiya,

pass aa ke unhone kaliyon sa muskura diya,


sahma hua tha chahera, palke jhuki thi,

har ek dhadkan me tabahi machi thi,


kuchh zulfo ki ladi ne dhal ke chahre ko sataaya,

chahare ne ghabraake dil ka haal bayaa kar diya,


saz naye sunati honthon ki thartharrahat thi,

baithi thi badan ko daman me samet-ti,


hayaa ne aake chahare ko parda kar liya,

fir bhi hame nigaahon me unhone bhar liya,


“sach nahi hota” sapno ki paribhasha hay,

‘Ashik’ aaj teri diwangi kuchh had se zyada hay