Afzal Shauq

A Complain... But To Whom?

To whom
do I complain
is it here...?

People living round me
whom my heart reaches
trying to beat as one
run from me

I present songs of love
played on my heart's violin
But they would rather
dance for money.
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Poem In Pashto By: Afzal Shauq
Translated in English By: Alley Boling
Book: 'TWIST OF FATES' Poem No.213/Page.282
Web Link: http: //khyberwatch.com/nandara/index.php?
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Poet's weblog: www.tolafghan.com/members/afzalshauq
© Afzal Shauq

Poem Submitted: Friday, May 8, 2009

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  • Mohammad MuzzammilMohammad Muzzammil (9/16/2011 8:32:00 PM)

    Nice poem containing beautiful words to express your pain seeing the plight of society of the present era. The world has been dominated by wealth and now there is no value of man.
    I like your poem ^_^

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  • Natasha KirkeNatasha Kirke (10/31/2010 9:09:00 AM)

    Hm. I really like this one! It's very meaningful!

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  • Fadwa GmidenFadwa Gmiden (10/20/2010 8:02:00 AM)

    you can complain to your words
    you can complain to your god
    because he's the only one will hear you

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  • Rabia Fazal (7/15/2010 12:20:00 PM)

    Slam,
    You have written this very nicely.very adorable keep writing.

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  • Krazy Rae (4/22/2010 9:54:00 AM)

    It kind of makes you think...I like it very nice hope you continue writing

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  • aaa bbb (4/14/2010 12:05:00 PM)

    adorable poem, I like it

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  • Tanvi DamleTanvi Damle (1/20/2010 10:10:00 PM)

    i luv ur thoughts..realli gud...specially the way you end it

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  • Sathyanarayana M V SSathyanarayana M V S (12/23/2009 12:07:00 AM)

    Great poem. The ending is very modern, very much from the third world type of thought.......introspective! ! ! !

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  • Shelbi Holzen (12/1/2009 6:05:00 AM)

    i enjoyed reading thisone.

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  • Rosa Banks (12/1/2009 12:14:00 AM)

    I dont think a lot of people want to hear hearts your song also they dance for money bc thats how we live to day but hey like the saying says' if you can't beat them join um'!

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  • Kassiah Gervaise (11/28/2009 11:25:00 AM)

    a very lovely poem i liked it.

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  • Chris G. VaillancourtChris G. Vaillancourt (10/15/2009 3:47:00 PM)

    An awesome, evocative write

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  • Aparna Sinha (9/25/2009 7:02:00 AM)

    Wow..what a great begining! ! I am lucky..I loved this poem..how very thoughtful, Thank you for uploading marvellous thoughts on poemhunter

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  • Annabel Sheila (8/16/2009 8:32:00 AM)

    This poem is a sad testament to the value placed on material things. In the end, the things we can't hold in our hands are what counts. They are the real treasures in life. Wonderful poem!

    Anna

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  • Leslie Alexis (heaven Is My Home) (8/16/2009 2:02:00 AM)

    'I present songs of love
    played on my heart's violin
    But they would rather
    dance for money.'

    - You loved them honesty from the depths of your heart. But they instead fell for material and superficial things like look and money... they lost...... such depreciates and grows old... the the love of a heart only grows.....

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  • Rehana Nazli (8/7/2009 1:23:00 AM)

    A poem abour despair that is felt deeply. It is simply expressing for me the complexity of human civilization, the clash between spiritual and mmaterial needs. You are idealistic Shauq- a poet with heart felt desires.

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  • Angela Michel (8/5/2009 12:35:00 PM)

    well written.. so few words to say so much.

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  • Amy Douglass (Fifita) (7/29/2009 6:15:00 PM)

    Loved it>>>its true yet saddening we live in this world when lives are less important for money<< Report Reply

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  • Lamis Fahal . (7/24/2009 2:13:00 AM)

    first i like the fact that u live somewhere in the world of dream can i join
    i liked the poem and i felt the pain in the words and how it is hard to find someone to lend u his ear bcz most are gold diggers. they either want money or want money and few how dont.
    well done and great job

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  • Sophia Hayyat (7/23/2009 10:40:00 AM)

    very realistic and witty poem...

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