Sir se chaader badan se kaaba le gayi,
Zindgi hum faqiron se kya legayi.

Meri shorat siyaset se mehfooj hai,
Ye tavayef bhi ismet bacha ke legayi.

Main samunder ke seene main chattan tha,
Raat ek mauz aayi baha legayi.

Meri muthi main sukhe hue phool hain
Khushboon ko ura ker hawa legayi.

Hum to kaagaz the ashkon se bheege
hue, Kyon charagon ki hawa tek
lau (flame) le gayi.