Our Prayers' Prisoner

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…

We, human
How much are selfish
Even we misuse God
For our means
And needs
God is
Our prayers' prisoner
We don't remember Him
And nor care
In our lives
We have locked Him
In the Church, Mosque
Synagogue, Temple
Or such places
His real place is
In our heart
But in that lives
Greed and evil.

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