hazaaro Khvaahishe aisii ki har Khvaaish pe dam nikale
bahut nikale mere armaan lekin phir bhii kam nikale
         Many a thousand wish is willed,each itself is great
         Many a longing is fulfilled,though not enough to satiate

Dare kyun meraa qaatil kyaa rahegaa usakii gardan par
vo Khun jo chashm-e-tar se umr bhar yun dam-ba-dam nikale

         Let my executioner feel no sense of any guilt
         My ever flowing blood from eyes will help extenuate

nikalanaa Khuld se aadam kaa sunate aaye hai lekin
bahut be-aabaruu hokar tere kuuche se ham nikale

        From the garden of Eden,we know Adam was expelled
        Shame of expulsion from your alley nothing can mitigate

magar likhavaaye koii usako Khat to hamase likhavaaye
huii subah aur ghar se kaan par rakkhar qalam nikale 

        Let anyone avail our service,to write to beloved missives
        Pen in hand always on hand,we write and communicate

huii is daur mein mansuub mujhase baadaa-ashaamii
phir aayaa vo zamaanaa jo jahaan se jaam-e-jam nikale 

       In days of yore i set the trend for drinking with a style
       Till now for Jamshed's crystal goblet to supplant and proliferate

huii jinase tavaqqo Khastagii kii daad paane kii
vo hamase bhii ziyaadaa Khastaa-e-teG-e-sitam nikale

       We found them so dejected,so ytterly rejected
       The people who were so expected by us to commiserate

muhabbat mein nahi  hai farq jeene aur marane kaa
usii ko dekh kar jiite hai  jis kaafir pe dam nikale

       In love no difference between frustration and fulfillment
       We swoon on seeing beloved as we try to ingratiate

Kahan maikhaane ka daravaazaa 'Ghalib' aur kahaan vaaiz
par itanaa jaanate hai  kal vo jaataa thaa ke ham nikale

       Far be it for us,O ghalib,to see thye preacher at the tavern
       However,we know we saw him enter as we left the gate

Compiled by: Khushi

Appreciation extended to the contributors:

Taj, Rusty and Rev. Chacha Ghalib.