Relieve Me

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…

Oh, stranger
You came and entered
such a way
In a depth of my heart
As stays a drop of rain
In the seashell
And becomes the pearl
And shines
I feel scared
So I keep silent
The world may rob that
And deprive me
Now you come yourself
And with your perfumed words
Of love
Give the life
To break the spirit
Of my silence
Show the truth and reality
And fetch out
Your credit treasure
To relieve me.