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 left my simplicity
In the journey of simplicity
Look at, how I let stay
My life in such risks

Today my freedom is
Under the spy eyes
Since on each side,
Stands an observer

A touching effect and
Magic of someone's lovely eyes
Drinking turned
Ineffective in the pub
Someone else, advantages,
And prevails than my heart-desires
Remained nothing
In the dream of my hopes

My village-celebrations
Exhibited cute-insight
I found that,
Not in the sparkling city

It is the path of a humble
And spiritual human
Who builds the bridge of peace
Even for the hideous people.