Oonchai ka dar thha usey,
Aur udne ki chah bhi!
Na pankh the koi, na udaan bhar ki hawa thi,
Par sunti kahan thi, wo rukti kahan thi!
Jaisi sochi bhi na ho kisine
Duniya aise uska jahan thha!
Na dabti apni kshamtaon ke taley,
Na thamti do pal saans bhar ke liye.
Nikal padi apne khwabo ke pichhe
Chamakna tha usey, jalne ki parvah kahan thi?
Jo chhupa tha hunar usme kahin,
Jo jaanta tha koi nahi,
Aaj uthi nigahen duniya ki
Chamakte hain tare jahan, wo wahan thhi!