Ehsan Sehgal

Mental Collapse

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…






I wrote a love letter
With all my emotions
To someone, anonymous
I posted that on social media
Not only one time
But several times
A few people clicked
The button, like
I felt depressed, disappointed
And some extent, angry
I thought, an idea
I smiled myself on that
I posted the same letter again
However,
In another way
I included with that
A nude girl's picture
Showing her beautiful hips
And naked chest
And its attractive bare bosom
I saw and shocked
Multiple hundred, like clicks
Within a few hours
I expected millions more
Such behaviour revealed
The mental collapse of the people
That displayed the visibility
In my mind
Most people are sex-sick
And addicted to that
Instead of the vision and knowledge.

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