दुश्मनों ने तो आ के पूछी खैरियत
दोस्त मेरी मौजूदगी से शर्मिंदा नज़र आये,
मैं गया था आपके जलसे में लेकिन
मामूली कपड़ों में आप पहचान नहीं पाए!
Friends by my friendship looked embarrassed
Though the enemies came to talk forward,
I had gone to attend your gala party
In my ordinary clothes you notice didn’t me!
The poet had gone to a grand event where all importance is generally given to attire and appearance.
While his friends were ashamed of being associated with him due to his humble clothes, his enemies did not let go of a chance to humiliate him, and mocked on the pretext of asking about his well being.
Oblivious to his plight, the host, a close friend himself, could not recognize him, being too obsessed with those richly attired attendees!