Most shaa'iri is full of pain, sorrow, grief, et cetera. There is a point, however, beyond which the pain ceases to hurt any more, one becomes numb to it;
one is reduced to becoming a dispassionate observer of one's own destruction.
Here's a sh'er that touchingly captures this state. The poet is Ejaaz Aazar.
ये धुआँ कम हो तो पहचान हो मुमकिन, शायद
यूँ तो वो जलता हुआ, अपना ही घर लगता है
yeh dhuaaN kam ho to pahchaan ho mumkin, shaayad
yooN to woh jaltaa huaa apnaa hi ghar lagtaa hai
ASAD _also_ stands for "A Sher A Day"!
[(c) Abhay Avachat. Editor: U.V. Ravindra]