Nakhl-e-sehra* nahin saraabon* ko dhoondhte hain
Hum jannat mein reh kar kharabon* ko dhoondhte hain
(nakhl-e-sehra: oasis in desert, saraab: mirage, khaarab: ruins/ waste lands)

Purani aadat hai ya ek adaa, koi kya jaane
Woh sukoon-e-dil* mein aazabon* ko dhoondhte hain
(sukoon-e-dil: peace of heart, aazabon: pain/ agony)

Hum ko saaye kahan naseeb is safar mein
Is dhoop mein umeed ke sahabon* ko dhoondhte hain
(sahab: clouds)

Un ko chhoo kar dil ki tamannayen aur badh gayi
Jaise bad-mast* sharabi aur sharabon ko dhoondhte hain
(bad-mast: drunk/ intoxicated)

Mubham* se sawalon ki fehrist* hai zindagi
Log pareshan hai jo in jawabon ko dhoondhte hain
(mubham: ambiguous/ unclear, fehrist: list)

by Aadil | #aadilsink