Mohan Singh

Jivan

Kal sufne de vich mainu
Do farishte nazar aye
Ik takht pullan da sohna
Oh apne naal liyaae
Oh utre hole hole
Pher aake mere kole
Rakh takht phullan da bole
Uth tenu rabb bulaye

Tere lai sawargaan andar
Bhoraan ne gunde sehre
Zulfan de lache le ke
Hooran ne bohkar phere
Panchi pae mangal gaawan
Phullan de dil sudhrawan
Kaliyaan nu chikkan aawan
Sabh raah takawan tere

Hath banh khalowan othe
Hooran pariyan muttyaaran
Shehdaan de chashme waggan
Te dudhaan diyan phuharan
Na othe hoke haave
Na bhukh treh satave
Na rut khizan di aave
Te har dam rehn baharan

Sawargaan diyan siftaan sun ke
Main keha farishte taaein
Esa ik sara jivan
Main mol pasandaan nahin!
Jithe na mail judaiyan
Jithe na sulah larraiyan
Na dheedu te na bharjaiyan
Main jana nahi uthaein

Jithe na hot qassai
Jithe na chal chalawe
Jithe na qaidu langa
Vich tang apni dahve
Jithe na aashiq lissan
Jithe na roohan khissan
Jithe na hooran russan
Oh sawarg na mainu bhawe

He jiven adla badli
Te hona rang barangi
Sau marde bhagtaan kolon
Ik jiyonda zaalim changa
Moti ton hanju mehnge
Laalan ton jugnu sohne
Sawargan tu dozakh change
Jithe he jivan danga

Main haan shaair rang rangeela
Main pal pal rang wataawan
Je wattda rahan taan jivaan
Je khilaan te marjaavan
Jheelan ton change naale
Jo paye rehn nit chaale
Tak rokaan khaan uchale
Te wadhade jaan agaahan

He jivan dukh wandaona
Te agg bigani sarrna
Marne di khatir jeena
Jeene di khatir marna
Jivan he larrna khehna
Jivan he dhaahna dhehna
Jivan he tarde rehna
Te koi parra na karna

Read this poem in: ਗੁਰਮੁਖੀ  شاہ مُکھی 

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