Some of my poems! All are by me, and none may be circulated without their respective links. Thank you for your understanding. (No, seriously. I once wrote this Pashto poem called Ta Laare Da Bal Cha Shwey, and it’s all over the internet with no mention that the qrratu here wrote it! Then I wrote another Pashto poem, the one for the Peshawar School children killed on December 16, 2014, and someone attributed to a poet friend of mine. I’m like … ?! Whaa?! He didn’t write it, man; I did. It’s frustrating becuz Pashto poetry is hard, okay.)
Organized by genre and by alphabet (some overlap, and so I’ve included them in more than one category):
- Freedom from the Forbidden
- Redemption (on sexual abuse)
- Strangle the Damned Patriarchy! (poem at the bottom of the link)
- When God Isn’t Watching
- Another Fantasy Fulfilled
- Defying Destiny
- Heaven and Hell
- In Sacred Aloneness
- I Saw Him and I Saw God
- Musings of a Beloved
- Reign over My Soul
- Ta Laare Da Bal Cha Shwe (Pashto poem)
- What Happens to a Longing Unfulfilled?
Patriotic (to Pashto or Pashtuns)
- Dear Lord of the Oppressed
- Khuga Pekhawara (Pashto poem)
- My Heart Bleeds Pashto
- Ode to the Pashtun Daughter
- Remind Me Again
- Dear Swat!
- Weeping at Ghani’s Grave (because women are told they are not allowed to weep at — or even visit, some will say — graves! Yeah, well, watch me.)
Nice! love it!
Aww, blush! Thank you so much 🙂
Dear Orbala, I think that many of the landays I posted could qualify as feminist poetry…..