Intiqam Shayari

Revenge is one the baser human passions but it overpowers human beings sometimes and causes disasters. This is also a stock theme of classical Urdu poetry. Strangely enough, lovers reach a stage when they wreak revenge on one another, reach a point of no return, and suffer consequently all their lives. Some shades of this negative passion may be seen in this selection.

koī tum bhī kaash tum ko mile

mudda.ā ham ko intiqām se hai

koi tum sa bhi kash tum ko mile

muddaa hum ko intiqam se hai

Meer Taqi Meer

husn ko sharmsār karnā

ishq intiqām hotā hai

husn ko sharmsar karna hi

ishq ka intiqam hota hai

Asrarul Haq Majaz

ham ne to ḳhud se intiqām liyā

tum ne kyā soch kar mohabbat

hum ne to KHud se intiqam liya

tum ne kya soch kar mohabbat ki

Saleem Kausar

tujh se vafā na to kisī se vafā na

kis tarah intiqām liyā apne aap se

tujh se wafa na ki to kisi se wafa na ki

kis tarah intiqam liya apne aap se

Himayat Ali Shayar

ḳhud aag de ke apne nasheman ko aap

bijlī se intiqām liyā hai kabhī kabhī

by setting fire to my nest with my very hand

I have avenged myself with lightning often time

KHud aag de ke apne nasheman ko aap hi

bijli se intiqam liya hai kabhi kabhi

by setting fire to my nest with my very hand

I have avenged myself with lightning often time

Unknown

ajab junūn hai ye intiqām jazba

shikast khā ke vo paanī meñ zahr Daal aayā

ajab junun hai ye intiqam ka jazba

shikast kha ke wo pani mein zahr Dal aaya

Azhar Inayati

maiñ zaḳhm khā ke girā thā ki thaam us ne liyā

muaaf kar ke mujhe intiqām us ne liyā

main zaKHm kha ke gira tha ki tham us ne liya

muaf kar ke mujhe intiqam us ne liya

Faisal Ajmi

ye intiqām hai ehtijāj hai kyā hai

ye log dhuup meñ kyuuñ haiñ shajar ke hote hue

ye intiqam hai ya ehtijaj hai kya hai

ye log dhup mein kyun hain shajar ke hote hue

Haseeb Soz

ḳhud apne aap se lenā thā intiqām mujhe

maiñ apne haath ke patthar se sañgsār huā

KHud apne aap se lena tha intiqam mujhe

main apne hath ke patthar se sangsar hua

Ibrahim Ashk