शायरी – 5 ( Couplets)

In my efforts to share shayari of famous or unknown shayars (poets) this time I am presenting two interesting shers(couplets) on political scenario along with their translation.
हुकूमत मुहं भराई के हुनर से खूब वाक़िफ़ है,
ये हर कुत्ते के आगे शाही टुकड़ा डाल देती है 
– मुनव्वर राणा 
Government is master in the art of filling mouths,
It give a royal treat to every dog.
-Munawwar Rana

Above couplet by Rana highlights our corrupt system. For money officials and bureaucrats becomes dog in front of government which hides it scams and scandals with their help. These corrupt officials only required timely feeding.
बर्बाद गुलिस्तां करने को बस एक ही उल्लू काफी था,
यहाँ …हर शाक़ पे उल्लू बेठा है अंजाम-ए-गुलिस्तां क्या होगा?
– मोहम्मद इक़बाल

Only a single owl was enough to destroy the garden,
Here…Every branch has an owl ,what would be the end of this garden?
– Mohammad Iqbal

Above couplet is by renowned poet Mohammad Iqbal ( also penned ‘Saare jahan se achcha hindustan hamara’). He was so dissatisfied by the politician that he is comparing them to the owl. He said that only a single person like that was enough to ruin the country but they all are same he wonders what would happen to the nation.

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