Ehsan Sehgal

The Migration  

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…






A beautiful interpretation,
For sweet and lovely dreams
First time when I migrated
To a city of lights and glamour
I left my village, dear ones
Friends and customary surroundings
I experienced and felt
I became broken
The first incident that happened
As my body collapsed onto me
Turning into worst and dust
I stayed rebuilding myself
I keep writing, my life
Then happened that
As such Tit for Tat
I adopted another migration
That time, I left my homeland
My language, my culture
I drew distance between my values
I became gravely broken
I lost my identity and myself
Feeling as, neither here nor there
Now the final migration will be
A migration of the soul
The interpretation of lovely dreams
What will be over there?

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