Ehsan Sehgal

I Am A Traitor

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 may say
I am a traitor
Yes, I am that
I openly confess
Because I oppose
The injustice, cruelty
And corruption
Within moral or material assets
All kinds of monopolies
And dictatorships
I respect and adopt
The way of human rights
Equality between small
And large
The vote for choice
Freedom of press
And speech, respecting privacy,
All the schools of thought
Regardless of racial distinctions
I blow up hatred, with love breeze
I always realize my destiny
As a way of crucifixion
I am a breathing History's Chapter
I am a traitor, yes, yes, I am a traitor
Just in your eyes.