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(Zarb-e-Kaleem-154) Khushamad

Khushamad
Flattery

Main Kaar-e-Jahan Se Nahin Aagah, Wa Lekin
Arbab-e-Nazar Se Nahin Poshida Koi Raaz

The versed in this world’s business I am not,
There are shrewd folk who always know what’s what.

Kar Tu Bhi Hukumat Ke Wazeeron Ki Khushamd
Dastoor Naya, Aur Naye Dour Ka Aghaz

Swim with the tide, flatter Their Excellencies
Of the new dispensation that commences!

Maloom Nahin Hai Ye Khushamd Ke Haqiqat
Keh De Koi Allu Ko Agar ‘Raat Ka Shahbaz’!

Would it be more vicarious, or—polite, 
I wonder, to call an owl ‘the falcon of the night’?

2 comments:

  1. Hahahahaaaa.... very nice....great criticism. .... great Allama. Salute....

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