Jaante hum bhi hain tere wisaal ke baad kya hota,
Ye KHush-naseeb to rashq hi se mar gaya hota.
[ I know what would have happened after meeting you ]
[ this lucky-one would have died of *excitement* ]
Saari khushiyan jo maang leeN to koi baat nahiN,
Chaar qatra hi sahi, mera kuch GHam bhi to liya hota.
[ no complains if you have asked for all the happiness ]
[ if only a few drops, would have taken my sorrows too ]
Apne chehre ki hasiN gar dil ka tabassum hoti,
Khuda ne phir ye naqab kyoN diya hota.
[ if the smile on my face showed the happiness of my heart ]
[ why would God have given us this mask (face) ]
Ek lamha aur jeene ke muntazir hum bhi they,
Zindagi, toone mera saath to diya hota.
[ I too wanted to live a moment more ]
[ life, if only you would bear with me ]
Char aaNsoo na bahate gar to koi baat na thee,
Tukde sheeshey ke sahi, kuch afsoos to kiya hota.
[ not that you would shed four drops of tears ]
[ be it a broken glass, would have felt a little condolence ]
Bas ek baar jo mud-ke dekh lete tum,
Chahe jhoote ko sahi, mera dil to rakh liya hota.
[ only for once you would have turned around ]
[ even for a lie, you would have kept my heart ]
Na zakhm hota jigar meiN aur dil mein ye khalish Kashif,
Gar ek pal ko jo mera haath thaam liya hota.
[ there wouldn't have this pain in my guts and burning in my heart ]
[ if you would have held my hand for once ]