HUMOR0US/ SATIRE SHER


Humour is a great stress-buster as it makes us laugh and forget, at least for the time being, our problems and suffering. Satire, on the other hand, awakens and enlightens us on the distortions, contradictions and hypocrisies obtaining in the individual and collective life in society. Rekhta brings together interesting and absorbing quality Urdu writings in poetry and prose on Humour and Satire.

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aaj bose un ke gin gin ke liye


din ginā karte the is din ke liye

āshiqī ho burā us ne bigāḌe saare kaam


ham to a.b meñ rahe aġhyār b.a ho ga.e

akbar dabe nahīñ kisī sultāñ fauj se


lekin shahīd ho ga.e biivī nauj se

B.A bhī paas hoñ mile bī-bī bhī dil-pasand


mehnat hai vo baat ye qismat baat hai

baal apne baḌhāte haiñ kis vāste dīvāne


kyā shahr-e-mohabbat meñ hajjām nahīñ hotā

begam bhī haiñ khaḌī huī maidān-e-hashr meñ


mujh se mire gunah hisāb ai ḳhudā na maañg

beTe ko cheque samajh liyā state-bank


samdhī talāsh karne lage high rank

bole vo bosa-hā-e-paiham par


are kam-baḳht kuchh hisāb bhī hai

boot Dawson ne banāyā maiñ ne ik mazmūn likhā


mulk meñ mazmūñ na phailā aur juutā chal gayā

bose apne aariz-e-gulfām ke


mujhe de de tire kis kaam ke

butoñ ke pahle bande the misoñ ke ab hue ḳhādim


hameñ har ahd meñ mushkil rahā hai bā-ḳhudā honā

chiiz miltī hai zarf had tak


apnā chamcha baḌā kare koī

coat aur patlūn jab pahnā to mister ban gayā


jab koī taqrīr jalse meñ leader ban gayā

dhamkā ke bose lūñgā ruḳh-e-rashk-e-maah


chandā vasūl hotā hai sāhab dabāv se

dinner se tum ko fursat kam yahāñ faaqe se kam ḳhālī


chalo bas ho chukā milnā na tum ḳhālī na ham ḳhālī

ek shādī to Thiik hai lekin


ek do tiin chaar had kar

ġhazab hai vo ziddī baḌe ho ga.e


maiñ leTā to uTh ke khaḌe ho ga.e

goggle lagā ke aañkh par chalne lage hasīn


vo lutf ab kahāñ nigah-e-niim-baaz

ham aisī kul kitābeñ qābil-e-zabtī samajhte haiñ


ki jin ko paḌh ke laḌke baap ko ḳhabtī samajhte haiñ

ham kyā kaheñ ahbāb kyā kaar-e-numāyāñ kar ga.e


B.A hue naukar hue pension milī phir mar ga.e

haqīqat ko chhupāyā ham se kyā kyā us ke make-up ne


jise lailā samajh baiThe the vo lailā maañ niklī

haqīqī aur majāzī shā.erī meñ farq ye paayā


ki vo jaame se bāhar hai ye pājāme se bāhar hai

hoñT shīrīniyāñ college meñ jab baTne lagīñ


chaar din ke chhokre karne lage farhādiyāñ

hue is qadar mohazzab kabhī ghar muñh na dekhā


kaTī umr hoTaloñ meñ mare aspatāl kar

ik ajab chiiz hai sharāfat bhī


is meñ shar bhī hai aur aafat bhī