Your Silly Pride

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 am beyond your reach
You do not understand
You violated
The moral values
The etiquette of life
And you also raped
The truth of love
You tried to buy
Devotion and affection
Instead of the reality
That could lead you
Toward pure love
But you lost that
You murdered that
With your silly pride
Unwise attitude
The world is not empty
There are much more
Humble, decent people
Who can accept me
With my all flaws
Why should I wait
For you
I even do not know you
The fact is that
You do not need me
I do not need you.