Yakeen nahi tha mohabbat pe,
Dhyaan sirf apni manzil pe,
Alag si thi meri duniya;
Waqt ke saath badal Gayi zindagi!

Ek ajnabi se baat kya ki qayamat hogayi,
Kaisi hai ye dil-e-naadan,
Dosthi ka iraada tha, Mohabbat hogayi;
Waqt ke saath badal Gayi zindagi!

Salaam karte hai mohabbat ko,
Junoon aur dard ka mehfil jo hai,
Peeche choot gaya manzil, mohabbat ban gayi meri duniya;
Waqt ke saath badal Gayi zindagi!

Apni jazbaat unke upar zor nahi tha,
Shikwa nahi unke inkaar ka,
Phir bhi thoda dil, ajeeb phalsafa de kar;
Waqt ke saath badal Gayi zindagi!

Dua hoga unke liye,
Dard rahegi zindagi bhar,
Gustakhi Jo tha: dosthi ke iraade se mohabbat hua;
Waqt ke saath badal Gayi zindagi!

Phir se ban gaye wahi pehle jaise,
Naa yakeen iss deedar-e-ishq pe,
Naaraz hai kismat se,
Mulaakat ka janam jo diya;
Waqt ke saath badal Gayi zindagi

— Sukeerti Nandihal