TAQRAAR

Kuch alfaaz dabe hue the, aaj ubhar aaye hain.

Hum toh hamesha idhar hi the, aaj udhar aaye hain.

Ab toh taqraar hogi shayad,

Tum koi hathyaar le aana,

Kyunki hum toh bas, kalam saath laye hain.


-Ilyas Khatri

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KHALAF

Ikhtilaafi nahi hain hum,

Bas thoda ikhtilaaf rakhte hain soch me,

Hum toh khalaf hain apne zameer ke,

Itne ke apni khilaafat hai hamari.

Phir bhi mukhtalif tareekon se,

Log kilaaf hue hamare,

Mukhalif se bhi hue thode,

Aur itni mukhalifat kar baithe hain humse,

Ke ikhtilaafi lagta hai sab kuch.


-Ilyas Khatri

 

I REMEMBER YOU

Love was the only reason, I was with you.

I felt happy and love was true.

I remember those late dark nights,

I saw twinkling stars in your eyes, bright.

I know i dressed well and looked good that way,

But i was the best dressed when i wore you.

My smile reflected you in it,

Because they said it was cute.

Your presence had this effect that i spoke you.

You were the only language that i understood,

And they said he is an illiterate because they never understood.

Remember, long conversations that always meant nothing,

Rather the shorter ones, about life, meant everything.

You know i was your shadow, always & again time.

Unlike the real one, i never left your side.

I still remember because you gave me everything that i am now.

These words, this incomplete love and what not?

Now my words start to fade,

Just like your memories.

I write nothing now that can be called perfect.

Slowly and steadily, i am losing my dialect.


-Ilyas Khatri

 

PAANI AUR TUM

​Pyaas bujh-si gayi thi uss din,

Jab paani ka gi-laas tum laye the.

Aur saans ruk-si jaati hai ab,

Jab yaad ke gi-laaf me tum aate ho.


-Ilyas Khatri

 

LAPARWAH

Kya kahoon?

Kuch kehne ko bacha hi nahi

Aakhir, laparwahi ka dosh hai mujhpe.

Laparwahi samajhte ho,

Kisiki qadar na karnewala,

Kisiki parwah na karnewala.

Par main aisa toh nahi hoon.

Main toh uss toote taare ki tarah hoon

Jo tootkar bhi logon ki zindagi sawaarta hai.

Main toh uss pedh ki tarah hoon

Jo jaan rehne par bharpur chhaon deta hai,

Aur mar jaane par kaagaz de jaata hai.

Yeh sab jo mujh par beeti,

Tab jaake ehsaas hua,

Ke main laparwah nahi

Balki parwah karnewala hoon.

Main fikar toh rakhta hoon

Par jataa na pata hoon.

Aur apno ke aage haarta bhi hoon.

Kya kahoon?

Ke ab main khudse hi haar gaya hoon.

Aur agar ise hi laparwah hona kehte hain,

Toh haan, main laparwah hoon.

Haan, main laparwah hoon.

-Ilyas Khatri

 

MUJHE BAS LIKHNA AATA HAI

​Mujhe shayari sunana nahi aata,

Par likhna aata hai.

Mujhe nazm sunana bhi nahi aata,

Par likhna aata hai.

Has kar kisiki buraai kar jaana, nahi aata,

Par samajhkar use samjhana, aata hai.


Mujhe geet gaana nahi aata,

Par likhna aata hai.

Mujhe ghazal sunana bhi nahi aata,

Par likhna aata hai.

Kuch galat keh kar, dil dukhana nahi aata,

Par sach keh kar, manana aata hai.


Mujhe ishq karna nahi aata,

Par likhna aata hai.

Mujhe taareef karna bhi nahi aata,

Par likhna aata hai.

Dil na de kar, pyaar jatana, nahi aata,

Par dil de kar, nibhana, aata hai.


Mujhe bhool jaana, nahi aata,

Par likhna aata hai.

Mujhe zabaan ladana, nahi aata,

Par likhna aata hai.

Kisiko kamzarf batana, nahi aata,

Par aala-zarf lafzon me kar jaana, aata hai.


Dard me hasana, nahi aata,

Par lamhon ko yaadgar banana, aata hai.

Aur yeh sab isliye kyunki mujhe bas likhna aata hai.

-Ilyas Khatri