Tham Ae Rehru Ke Shaid Phir Koi Mushkil Maqam Aya
Once more I feel the urge to wail and weep at dead of night:
O traveller, stop a bit, perchance I face some awful site.
Ke Iss Jangah Se Main Ban Ke Taeg-e-Be Nayam Aya
Awhile in dark abyss of Fate Dive and see beneath:
Out of this battlefield I come like sword out of the sheath.
Ye Nadan Gir Gye Sajdon Mein Jab Waqt-e-Qayam Aya
This verse some man with witty mind on niche of mosque did write:
These fools fell prostrate on the earth, When it was time to fight.”
Woh Mehfil Uth Gyi Jis Dam To Mujh Tak Dour-e-Jaam Aya
O man, who at my misery scoff, Follow the road you tread:
When the cup to me was passed, The gathering all had fled.
Ye Ek Mard-e-Tan Asan Tha, Tan Asanon Ke Kaam Aya
Iqbal his glow to Muslims lent, Who in India dwell:
An easy‐going man he was and served the sluggards well.
Bari Muddat Ke Baad Akhir Woh Shaheen Zair-e-Daam Aya
To find Iqbal for years on end I did chafe and fret:
By effort great that kingly hawk has come within my net.