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(Zarb-e-Kaleem-013) Shukar-o-Shikayat

Shukar-e-Shikayat
Thanks Cum Complaint

Main Band-e-Nadan Hun, Magar Shukar Hai Tera
Rakhta Hun Nihan Khana-e-Lahoot Se Pewand

Though unwise, thanks to God I must express
For bonds with celestial world that I possess.

Ek Walwala Taza Diya Main Ne Dilon Ko
Lahore Se Ta-Bakhak-e-Bukhara-o-Samarqand

My songs fresh zeal to hearts of men impart,
Their charm extends to lands that lie apart.

Taseer Hai Ye Mere Nafas Ki Ke Khazan Mein
Murghan-e-Sehar Khawan Meri Sohbat Mein Hain Khoursand

In Autumn my breath makes birds that chirp in morn,
Imbibe much joy and feel no more forlorn.

Lekin Mujhe Paida Kiya Uss Dais Mein Tu Ne
Jis Dais Ke Bande Hain Ghulami Pe Razamand!

O God, to such a land I have been sent,
Where men in abject bondage feel content.

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