Akbar Ilahabadi on his son

, Sher o Sukhan

addressed to his son, Ishrat, who went away to study in London)

London ko ChoRh laRke, ab Hind ki khabar le

hoti raheN gi bateN, abaad ghar tu kar le

rah apni tu badal de, bus paas ker ke chal de

apne watan ka rukh ker, aur rukhsat-e safar le

English ki ker ke “capy”, duniya ke rah naapi

deeni tareeq meiN bhi, apne qadam ko dhar le

Nature pukarta hai, hai asl nasl teri

kehti hai History bhi, bus ja aur apna ghar le

waapis nahiN jo aata, kiya muntazir he is ka

maaN khasta haal ho le, bechara baap mer le

Magrib ke murshidoN se, tu paRh chuka bohat kuch

peeran-e-mashriqi se, ab faez ki nazar le

meiN bhi hooN ek sukhanwar, aa soun kalam-e-Akbar

in motiyoN se aaker, daman ko apne bhar le

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