I hate red

Red for fire

Ishq par zor nahi, hai ye wo aatish Ghalib
ke lagaaye na lage aur bujhaaye na bane

Red for passion

mae pilaakar aapka kya jaayega,
jaayega eemaan jiska jaayega
qatl ki jab usne di dhamki mujhe,
keh diya maine bhi dekha jaayega

Red for hatred

Barbadi-e-dil jabr nahi Faiz kisi ka
wo dushman-e-jaa’n hai to bhula kyun nahi dete

Red for indifference

Dekho Na Hum Ko Gaur Se Ahal e Junoon Ab
Un Ke Karam Se Dard Hume Har Kadam Mile
Kaise Kahen Dayaar Se Tha Kaun Wo ‘Zafar’
Rang e Shikast e Ishq Jise Beraham Mile

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