Ehsan Sehgal

Only Feel Me

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 all trees provide the shadow
Through its leaves
Wood for human living
Various trees deliver various fruits
For the health benefits
And all other natural resources
As Sun, Moon, Stars and such others
Visible and invisible
Produce stuff for humans
Without something in return of that
Similarly, I was born, with that nature
To flower love and peace
I am beyond selfishness
I am far away from greediness
I am neither a prophet
Nor a sacred figure
However, I am the truth and humanity;
The path of all prophets
To give, not to take
I write and inspire voluntarily
Expecting nothing
I wear empathy and sympathy
I bear the pain, grief, and cruelty
I am, within I am,
I am a real, not a hoax
Try not to understand, only feel me,
I am in your heartbeat
As the essence of love