Ehsan Sehgal

Such Cruelties

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…

In the hands of destiny
Or the system of society
Unjust, within the justice
The uncivil conduct
Within the civilised people
And their cultures
I do not believe
That God wanted
And wants
As the human has adopted
The way of life
Based on selfishness
One suffers from hunger
Another enjoys of replete
With food and drink
Draw the scene
Of such images in your mind
Feel for a while the feeling
Of isolated and deprived
Children and people
In the sense of the fair
And unfair boundaries
Do we ever realise that
Who allow us
And give the rights
For such cruelties?