A Poem by Ahmed Faraz

26 Jun

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How sad. A poem by Ahmed Faraz, written years ago resonates with the same relevance today as it did back then. So many wasted years, so little progress, so much hate.  

Ab mere dosray bazoo pe wo shamsheer hai jo
Is se pehle bhi mera nisf badan kaat chuki
Usi bandok ki goli hai meri samt ke jo
Is se pehle bhi meri shah rag ka lahu chaat chuki
Phir wohi aag dhar aye hai meri galyuun mein
Phir mere shehr mein barood ki boo pheli hai
Phir se tu kaun hai mein kaun hoon aapas mein sawal
Phir wo takraar mayan man o tu pheli hai
Is se pehle bhi to aisi hee gadi aye thee
Subh e wehshat ki tarah shaam e gharibaan ki tarah
Is se pehle bhi to paimaan e wafa tootay thay
Sheesha dil ki tarah aina e jaan ki tarah
Ab magar aisa nahee aisa nahee honay dena
Aye mere sokhta jaano mere dard ke maray logo
Kisi zaalim, kisi jaabir kisi hakim ke liye
Khud ko taqseem na karna mere saray logo

– Ahmed Faraz

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5 Responses to “A Poem by Ahmed Faraz”

  1. Sugie July 2, 2010 at 2:58 am #

    This is a nice blog message, I will keep this idea in my mind. If you add more video and pictures because it helps understanding 🙂

  2. Raheel July 5, 2010 at 3:23 am #

    Have you seen below video of this poem? It’s heart shredding. Sigh

  3. yayaver August 7, 2010 at 1:29 am #

    That is a good poem..

  4. Ali yawar December 16, 2010 at 3:10 pm #

    Dis is a nice poem of faraz sir but its incumplete.. plz write ful poem

  5. Dr. Afaq Ahmad Qureshi January 5, 2012 at 6:12 pm #

    “hum k tehray ajnabi itni mulaqa’ton k baa’d/ ub banei’n gay aashna kitni mulaqato’n k baa’d” Faiz wrote this master piece re: 1971 tragedy. Faraz sahib’s poem is so versatile. Thanks for sharing.

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