Ehsan Sehgal

Unfairly Divided World

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…

Whenever I see
People are happy
I feel happy too
Whenever I see
People are sad
I feel pain in my heart
I realise
I am unable
To do anything
I cry for them
I pray for them
I give a smile
And few sweet words
To cure and lighten
Their burden of pain
They who can support them
They are empty of feeling
And compassion
I do not feel surprising
That world is unjust
And unfairly divided.