Ek bachpan ka zamana tha

Ek bachpan ka zamana tha, jisme khushiyon ka khazana tha;
chahat chand ko paane ki thi, par dil titli ka deewana tha.

Khabar na thi kuch subah ki, na shaam ka thikana tha;
thak haarke aana school se, par khelne bhi jaana tha.

Maa ki kahani thi, pariyon ka fasana tha
barish mein kagaz ki naav thi, har mausam suhana tha.

Har khel mein saathi the, har rishta nibhana tha;
gum ki zuban na hoti thi, na zakhmon ka paimana tha.

Rone ki wajah na thi, na hansne ka bahana tha;