Ehsan Sehgal

You Just Do Not Know

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…

How much
The bitter memories
Compel me
To be alone
How much
Scares me
The ugly surroundings
Of the awkward people
How much
I cry and cry
Injustice of the world
To powerless people
How much
Makes me worry
The grief, the pain
Of the sad people
Even I am wearing
The burden of division
Between your love
And mine
You just simply
Do not know
Do not know
O my soul,
Oh, my love.