It Is The Life

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…

If you have given
A shape
And the name
To your imagination
Of the love
It is very tough and hard
And difficult
To remove that
From your heart
And mind
Feeling, and the concept
That is the energy
Of your soul
There is not an alternative way
Though many things live,
Not as a wish
Not as the desire
Sweet and bitter
Ups and downs
Measure our, patience
Our struggles
Life faces life
It is the life
Wear, bear or surrender.