Tanz-o-Mizah Shayari

The poetry of humour and satire has multiple dimensions and makes sense to readers at different planes. This poetry makes you laugh but it also drives you to taste the bitterness of life. This selection of verses will help you see life from close quarters and appreciate its richness and variety through humour and satire.

paidā huā vakīl to shaitān ne kahā

lo aaj ham bhī sāhib-e-aulād ho ga.e

seeing the lawyer born, satan was moved to say

lo and behold I have become a father today

paida hua wakil to shaitan ne kaha

lo aaj hum bhi sahib-e-aulad ho gae

seeing the lawyer born, satan was moved to say

lo and behold I have become a father today

Akbar Allahabadi

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

mehnat hai vo baat ye qismat baat hai

BA bhi pas hon mile bi-bi bhi dil-pasand

mehnat ki hai wo baat ye qismat ki baat hai

Akbar Allahabadi

maiñ bhī graduate huuñ tum bhī graduate

ilmī mubāhise hoñ zarā paas aa ke leT

main bhi graduate hun tum bhi graduate

ilmi mubahise hon zara pas aa ke leT

Akbar Allahabadi

būḌhoñ ke saath log kahāñ tak vafā kareñ

būḌhoñ ko bhī jo maut na aa.e to kyā kareñ

buDhon ke sath log kahan tak wafa karen

buDhon ko bhi jo maut na aae to kya karen

Akbar Allahabadi

tifl meñ aa.e kyā maañ baap ke atvār

duudh to Dibbe hai ta.alīm hai sarkār

tifl mein bu aae kya man bap ke atwar ki

dudh to Dibbe ka hai talim hai sarkar ki

Akbar Allahabadi

coat aur patlūn jab pahnā to mister ban gayā

jab koī taqrīr jalse meñ leader ban gayā

donning fancy clothes beame a gentlean avowed

and turned into a leader on speaking to a crowd,

coat aur patlun jab pahna to mister ban gaya

jab koi taqrir ki jalse mein leader ban gaya

donning fancy clothes beame a gentlean avowed

and turned into a leader on speaking to a crowd,

Akbar Allahabadi

dinner se tum ko fursat kam yahāñ faaqe se kam ḳhālī

chalo bas ho chukā milnā na tum ḳhālī na ham ḳhālī

dinner se tum ko fursat kam yahan faqe se kam KHali

chalo bas ho chuka milna na tum KHali na hum KHali

Akbar Allahabadi

rahmān ke farishte go haiñ bahut muqaddas

shaitān jānib lekin majority hai

rahman ke farishte go hain bahut muqaddas

shaitan hi ki jaanib lekin majority hai

Akbar Allahabadi

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