I wish I had reconsidered…

صنم خدا کرنے سے پہلے سوچ لیتے

کاش پیار کرنے سے پہلے سوچ لیتے

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صلہِ شہید دیکھا تو بس یہی سوچا

تم پے مرنے سے پہلے سوچ لیتے

j

مسافری میں کاٹ گئے شبِ وصل

جا بجا پھرنے سے پہلے سوچ لیتے

j

ساحل پے لا کے بولا مجھ سے یہ ناخدا

اس پار اترنے سے پہلے سوچ لیتے

j

اب کیوں کرو ہو استاد کا ماتم

اسکے گزرنے سے پہلے سوچ لیتے

I wish I had thought hard

Before accepting that false god

I wish I had reconsidered

That leap of love

j

And when I gazed upon the rewards

To be given to the martyr

I wished that I had reconsidered

Before the event

j

I spent that blessed night

Travelling here and forth

I wish I had thought about it

Before starting the journey

j

The guides certainly brought me

To this beautiful shore

Yet hesitatingly they ask

Are you sure you want to stop here?

j

So why do you wail

After he has passed away?

It would have been more prudent

To do so while he was still here

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