My Smiles

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…

The result of love meeting
Became a burden of waiting
Since someone left,
Taking my smiles,
And leaving loneliness,
For me, forever

A stranger taught me
How to love, and then
In return,
As a fee,
It took my life with it.