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A Border Ballad - Poem by Paul Laurence Dunbar

OH, I haven't got long to live, for we all
Die soon, e'en those who live longest;
And the poorest and weakest are taking their chance
Along with the richest and strongest.
So it's heigho for a glass and a song,
And a bright eye over the table,
And a dog for the hunt when the game is flush.
And the pick of a gentleman's stable.
There is Dimmock o' Dune, he was here yesternight,
But he's rotting to-day on Glen Arragh;
'Twas the hand o' MacPherson that gave him the blow,
And the vultures shall feast on his marrow.
But it's heigho for a brave old song
And a glass while we are able;
Here's a health to death and another cup
To the bright eye over the table.
I can show a broad back and a jolly deep chest,
But who argues now on appearance?
A blow or a thrust or a stumble at best
May send me to-day to my clearance.
Then it's heigho for the things I love,
My mother'll be soon wearing sable,
But give me my horse and my dog and my glass,
And a bright eye over the table.
Paul Laurence Dunbar

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Faseel e jism gira de makaan e jaaN se nikal

Ye intshaar zada shahr hai..yahaaN se nikal

Teri

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Safah-e-Dahar Se Baatil Ko Mitaya Hum Ne
Nau-e-Insaan Ko Ghulami Se Chhuraya Hum Ne

Hum apni rooh tere jism mein he chhor aye Faraz....
Tujhy galay se lagana tu ek bahana tha...

There is no magic any more,
We meet as other people do,
You work no miracle for me
Nor I for you.

Shayad Mujhe Sukoon Tere Pass Hi Mile..!!

Mujh Ko Gale Laga Le Bohat Be-Qaraar Hoo'n..!!

When I have seen by Time's fell hand defaced
The rich-proud cost of outworn buried age;
When somet

Kab Tak Tere Fareb Ko Ek Hadsa Kahoon, ,
Tu Ne To Meri Wafa Ka Tamasha Bana Diya, , , , ,

Jin K Yaar Bichare Hon Un Ka Sukoon Se Kya Ta'aluq,

Un Ki Ankhon Me Neend Nahi Sirf Aansu Aya Kar

Aap jaate to hain us bazm main shibli lekin,
Haal-e-dil dekhiye izhaar na hone paaye..

Sara Shehar Meri Deewangi Sy Waqif Raha Magar...

Ek Teri Hi Ankhon Sy
Be-Aitbaari Na Gai...

Iss Ghaflat Me Naa Rehna,
K Tere Waastey Main Jaag Raha Hun,

Neend Meri Aankhon Se Nahi,
Mer

Tum Ko Chahne Ki Wajah Kuch Bhi Nahi
Ishq Ki Fitrat Hai Bewajah Ho Jana...

You who never arrived
in my arms, Beloved, who were lost
from the start,
I don't even know wha

In visions of the dark night
I have dreamed of joy departed-
But a waking dream of life and light

Behind the smooth texture
Of my eyes, way inside me,
A part of me has died:
I move my bloody fin

aiye hath uthayen ham bhi
ham jinhen rasm-e-dua yad nahin
ham jinhen soz-e-mohabbat k siwa
koi bu

yaad aati hai to jara kho lete hai.
Ansu aankho se utar aya to ro lete h.
neend to nhi aati aankho

Mata-e shaam-e safar bastiyon mein chhod aaye,
Bujhe charaagh hum apne gharon mein chhod aaye..!
G

Apne Ihsaas Se Cho Kar Muje Sandal Kar Do
Main Ke Sadiyon Se Adhora Hon Mukamal Kar Do
Na Tumhain

نہ تھا کچھ تو خدا تھا، کچھ نہ ہوتا تو خدا ہوتا
ڈبویا مجھ

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