Poetry and Pain
I'll ask you in the presence of God,Here is another example from Pasto poet Zarlasht Hafeez describing "burnt hearts", "tears" and "sadness":
That in order to go to heaven
Why did you orphan my children?
Why did you widow a sick woman?
Why did you kill the son of an old lady?
Why did you kill the only brother of a weak girl?
Ahmad Fawad Lamay
Referenced article: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8008754.stm
"The sorrow and grief, these black evenings,
Eyes full of tears and times full of sadness,
These burnt hearts, the killing of youths,
These unfulfilled expectations and unmet hopes of brides,
With a hatred for war, I call time and again,
I wait for peace for the grief-stricken Pashtuns"