Ehsan Sehgal

Death At Every Step

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…

Who says, the human dies
At its time only one time
No, it dies several times;
As when its childhood dies,
Changing into teenager
As when its youth dies,
Appearing for adulthood
As when its adulthood dies
Turning in elderly life
As when its parents die
As when its beloved ones die
As when its children die
As when its love dies
As when its hopes die
It dies; indeed, on every step
However, it still stays, breathing,
After all and finally its time comes
To depart and free from this planet
And all struggles, pains
And griefs forever
Ah, human conquer all things
But not death.