yaa mujhe afsar-e-shaahaa na bnayaa hota
yaa meraa taaj gadaayaa na bnaayaa hota
Khaak_saarii ke liye garche bnayaa thaa mujhe
kaash Khaak-e-dar-e-jaanaa.N na bnayaa hota
nashaa-e-ishq kaa gar zarf diyaa thaa mujh ko
umr kaa tang na paimaanaa banaayaa hotaa
apnaa divanaa bnayaa mujhe hotaa tuune
kyo.n Khirad_mand banaayaa na banaayaa hotaa
sholaa-e-husn chaman me.n na dikhayaa us ne
varanaa bul_bul ko bhii paravaanaa banaayaa hotaa
roz-e-mamuuraa-e-duniyaa me.n Kharaabii hai 'Zafar'
aisi basti se to viraanaa bnayaa hota
Bahadur Shah Zafar