I Am Not The Same

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…

You do yet not know that
I am not the same; I was
Do not try to draw
My attention
I feel nothing for you
I have killed all my desires
My dreams, my hopes
I am now empty of feelings
I am alive
But dead within my entity
I have forgotten
Your real or false
Performances of affection
To fool everyone
I did not take
Nor I will take seriously
Your awkward actions
But do not forget
God exists
The penalty is on its way
Be ready to bear that
I do not let go, criminals,
And such mindless, fake people
Without bringing them to justice
God protects me
He is always in my heart
No one else can enter
To hurt and harm me
I am, within me forever.

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