Bas ik qadam agar us din badha liya hota,

Bas ik qadam agar us din badha liya hota,
To dar haqiqat tujhe apna bana liya hota.

Sunaun hal-e dil tumko ye ab kahan mumkin,
Ai kash hal-e dil us din suna liya hota.

Usi din se mein teri rehguzar mein baitha hun,
Kabhi mehmil ka tune parda utha liya hota.

Jo hota hota, magar dil ki mutma’ini ko,
Use ik baar seene se laga liya hota.

Na khulta raz kabhi tum pe hamare ashkon ka,
Hasi ki aad mein jo hamne chhupa liya hota.

Wo badguman tha, sachchaiyan batate use,
Agar wo rootha tha, usko mana liya hota.

Koi ghazal, koi bhi she’r na ho pata mukammil,
Jo dil ka dard, dil hi mein chhupa liya hota.

Wo jood-bakhsh hai ‘Sagar’, ummeedwaron mein,
Nam tu ne bhi apna likha liya hota.

Bahut din se tumhein mein ye batana chahta hun,

Bahut din se tumhein mein ye batana chahta hun,
Kisi surat tumhein apna banana chahta hun.

Judai ki siyah raaton mein tum jagi ho ab tak,
Tumhein pehlu mein apne ab sulana chahta hun.

Wo jis ko sun ke ho jaye harek dil ko masarrat,
Mein koi geet aisa gungunana chahta hun.

Agar tu chand hai to sun le mein bhi tere sang-sang,
Sitaron ki tarah se jagmagana chahta hun.

Hawa mein teer jitne bhi chalane hon chalao,
Mein zad mein ho koi aisa nishana chahta hun.

Sadaqat ho to phir bejan patthar bolta hai,
Aqide ka asar tumko dikhana chahta hun.

Bahut mumkin hai ke ho jaye meri aa’inadari,
Mein apne aap ko ‘rooh’ se milana chahta hun.

Zamana har tarah se mujhko gar aazma chuka hai,
Mein ‘Sagar’ aap khud ko aazmana chahta hun.

Ajab ye mojiza hai, kya tumhein ehsas hota hai?

Ajab ye mojiza hai, kya tumhein ehsas hota hai?
Jahan bhi jaun dil mera tumhare pas hota hai.

Bahut se log milte hain, safar mein, zindagani mein,
Magar bas ek hota hai, jo khas-m-khas hota hai.

Agarche bat bhi na ho, magar jab tak nahin dekhun,
Nazar bechain hoti hai, ye dil udas hota hai.

Mein jab chalta hun tumse door, keh kar ‘Alvida Janan’,
To phir har gam pe hamrah, hujum-e yas hota hai.

Zamane par ayan karte nahin majbooriyan apni,
Wo khud mohtat rehte hain, mujhe bhi pas hota hai.

Jo kehna chahta tha mein, suna usko nahi hargiz,
To ab mein wo hi kehta hun, jo tumko ras hota hai.

Hai fitrat uski ai ‘Sagar’, jigar ko cheer dene ki,
Magar ham sath rakhte hain, ke jo almas hota hai.

Bharam ye hai yahan par mein bahut khurram-o-shadan hun,

Hamare laut aane se nafa kisko, zarar kisko,
Mera matam manane ki saza kisko, asar kisko.

Ye sach hai ke harek zarre mein Wo hazir-o-nazir hai,
Magar jo dekh sakti hai Wo deta hai nazar kisko.

Bharam ye hai yahan par mein bahut khurram-o-shadan hun,
Mere barbad rehne ki wahan par hai khabar kisko.

Tumhare rukh ki tabani, hai mere ishq se qayam,
Mujhe khursheed kehte ho, to kehte ho qamar kisko.

Baha dariya mein har neki, yahi dastur-e duniya hai,
Ke kaun ashjar bota hai, milte hain samar kisko.

Tere maikhane mein saqi, jo tashna-kam baithe hain,
Kise tum doge jam-e mey, aur doge zehar kisko.

Tere ash’aar ke ‘Sagar’, ajab asarat hote hain,
Ke sozish kaun pata hai, milte hain sharar kisko.

 

Mein Apni zindagi ke pal, tumhare nam karta hun,

Mein Apni zindagi ke pal, tumhare nam karta hun,
Hai mujhko jo bhi kuchh hasil, tumhare nam karta hun.

Tumhien ko chahta hun, bas yehi aa’mal hai mera,
Adhoora hai ya hai kamil, tumhare nam karta hun.

Kahin ilzam aa jaye na tujh par qatl karne ka,
Khud apne sar ko ai qatil, tumhare nam karta hun.

Ye jab tak pas tha mere, tumhari hi amanat thi,
Bade nazon se pala dil, tumhare nam karta hun.

Chala jaunga mein be-khauf ho ke dasht-e wehshat mein,
Safar mein tum na ho shamil, tumhare nam karta hun.

Tumhare hi takhayyul mein, hasin lafzon ko chunta hun,
Rozana phir mein nayi ghazal, tumhare nam karta hun.

Mera paigham ‘Sagar’ us talak, pahunche ya na pahunche,
Hai chyunki door ab sahil, tumhare nam karta hun.