To Be Human

Ehsan Sehgal is a Pakistani-Dutch poet and writer. He moved to the Netherlands in 1978 to avoid persecution during the General Zia era in Pakistan and has lived in the Netherlands since. Ehsan Sehgal began his literary career in 1967. His first publication was a novel, but his consequent books were…

The grave cruelty
And cheating is
To execute wrong hopes or
Fictitious embellishing-hopes

The toughest task,
Specific cosmic prayer,
And real practice is
To control lie, anger,
And evil desires

It is it that proves
And authenticates
To be a human
It shows
A path of the real destination
It fragrances
The heavenly fragrance.