When Memories Hurt

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 memories bring the pain
And tears
I try hard
Not to recall
But that, come
As destructive forces
Beyond my power
That, destroy
My feelings of joy
And pleasure
I build in weeks long
Suddenly,
The bitter and sad
Memories attack
To harm and hurt me
I stay
Within such spot
Deletion and resumption.

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