Ehsan Sehgal

Love Forever

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 knew nothing
I was in a state of distress
Not able to express anything
Around me, and surrounding me
The dark clouds of pain
And huge waves of grief
The time of my sinking life

Suddenly I felt
A stranger was there
Who came in
My broken world of heart
As a light, as a healer
As a fragrance of love and life
That stranger was you
I thought I understood

But unfortunately
You were also as like others
Whom I had faced
My entire life
Your falsehood and lies
Made me broken much more
Than anyone else

I lived my whole life
Following the way of truth
And it was, it is
It will be my wealth, my honour
I have nothing else than that and tears
Yes the only tears
With lots of unknown fears
Because of that
I couldn't take steps towards you

You are a fresh flower
Of coming weathers
While I am a disappearing dry leaf
You need not me
You need healthy, wealthy
And young heart
Who can look after you
Fulfil your all dreams and desires
That I am not capable of that
I confess, O my dear

Despite that all
I don't know how and why
You were, you are, and you'll remain
My love forever, forever