Where Is My Home

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…

My family had been
In refuge
I did not stay, at one place
Since my childhood
I have a large family
I have countless friends
Even that I often think
Where is my home
Whom I belong to
Such questions on my mind
Never go away
That sound like
The sad songs of blood
And the sword
That whisper
Like the heart of the desert
I am not a politician
Nor want to become that
I am a poet and writer
To express the truth
To a sincere person
Who would become
Like the shadow and light
Of the crescent moon
Where I can feel at home.

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