The title might be confusing, I do not generally take a line as blatantly, but couldn’t help myself this time. A.R. Rehman has delivered a gem with this, thank you.

chup gaya tha baadalon ke peeche,
ek parinda thaka hua.
chot lagi thi kahin usko,
khud se tha wo dara hua.

thak chuka tha apni udaan se,
ek chaanv ki talaash thi.
muskuraahat apni kho chuka tha,
uss manzil ki raah pe.

aaine mein dikhta chehra mukhauta tha,
peshaane ki lakeerein batlaati thi.
labhlabhaati aankhon ka sailaab,
akele mein jhalkaati thi.

nadaan tha jab usne mooh moda tha,
ghar se door nayi duniya se rukh joda tha.
udd gaya tha uss panchi se saath,
ruka tab khud se anjaan tha.

aaj na dil hai saath naa udaan,
naa hai ghar naa hi wo sheetal chaanv.
bhool jaa sab, ik baat maan ja,
naadan parinde, ghar aa jaa.

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