Ehsan Sehgal

I Won For Defeat

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…






As I remember that
I ever dreamed
A life, which would hold
Love, sincerity, and devotion
For a unique one,
Who would match,
With my thoughts, character
And purity of truth
I flew and traveled
For the search of such one
With an honest and sincere feeling
It was hard and difficult
To find and meet
My lifelong journey of it
That stayed in the struggle
Fortunately,
My search became reality
Unfortunately,
My dark and black hair had turned
Into gray and white
My features mirrored me
The weariness of the journey
And the reality of incapability
I could feel
The unique one that of my dream
However,
I couldn't touch that
I couldn't express my dream
I won for the tears of defeat.

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