Ek kora kagaz, khudane khichi lakeere
admiko zindagi mili, ek saugat ho jaisee
sham hoti rahi, dhundlee see lali pahne hue
savli si raat, madhosh sa sama
sham se sahar ke hone tak, hosh ka pata bhi nahi
chalte rahe, chalte rahe, is mod se us mod tak
kabhi lamhon ki kamisi, fuli hui, bhari hui, zindagi khushiyose sajee hui
aaj fir wahi intajaar, dil bhi wahi bekarar
jeete rahe, machalte rahe, zumte rahe, umadte rahe
sahar ko pata tha, sooraj to nikalne wala hain
khamosh sa sama, fir wahi ekraar, din ka ujala
dophar ki kadee dhoop, kahi chingari, kahi lave sa khaulna
hawaki thandi lahre, dhoop ko chirti huee
paseenaki keemat, dhoopko pata thi
aur kya naseeb the, taklipo ke paseene
khushi, madhoshi, gam, dukh, sukh sang liye hue
aye dinko bitate hue, samyaki lakeeronko samete hue
ek umar dhal gayee, piche kabhi moodke dekhnabhi
kabhi kayamat to kabhi jugnoosa chamakna
andheremein roshni payee, ujalome bhi thi ruswayee
yehi khel khelte hue, zindagike safarmein, yeh safar bhi kya safar tha
lagta tha jaise, har mod pe ek kamyabi ka jashna,
kyo, ke jaise, ye asan bhi na tha, umango se bhara hua
tarango se mila hua, nashe ki koye simaye bhi kha thi.............