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that Momin1 the God would keep,
Who keeps no conscious soul with self’s deep peep.
My friend’s Maktab way I left that is why,
No youth I found there with self guarding eye.
1. Momin; faithful.
We find this thought of Iqbal in another verse:
youth of Maktab though has life’s main flow,
Being dead borrowed breath from a white man, lo!