A Dream Stayed A Dream

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…

I thought
You would care for me,
I would care for you
I feel and realise now
It was only my imagination
Perhaps a dream
Since my eyes are open
I am back on my status,
Standing alone,
From where I started dreaming
To reach a reality
However, you don't exist,
For me
My hopes collapse
Absorbing tears, in it
The dream stayed a dream.

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