Uthaye hain kya kya sitam raat bhar mein

Uthaye hain kya kya sitam raat bhar mein
Diye jal rahay hain umeed-e sehar mein

Bohat se kathan rastay hain magar tum
Charaghoon ko bujhnay nah dena nagar mein

Batati hai be chain palkon ki uljan
Dareechay khulay hi rahay raat bhar mein

Uthatay uthatay mein ab thak chuka hon
Bohat aaye pathar meri rah guzar mein

Nagar ki udasi batati hai har roz
Bohat se hain Akif sitam gir nagar mein

Arsalan Ahmed Akif