Waqt ne cheen lia hausla-e-zabt’e-sitam
Ab to’ her hadsaye-gham pe tarapta hai dil
Her nay’e zakhm pae bhi rooh bilakh uth’ti hai
Hon’t agar han’s bhji pare’n a’nkh chalak uth’ti hai
Zindagi ek bikharta hua dardana hai
Aisa lagta hai k ab khatm par afsana hai

Meena Kumari.