I Am At My Destination

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…

All alone
I had a long journey
Of my life
With pain, grief
And struggles
To breathe
Among the strangers
To bear and wear
Hatred and isolation
Flirt and rejection
I did not mind that
I just smiled
I remained, patient person
After all
The long and alone journey
Ended to a destination
The lonely, one
Where I am still alone
I do not dare to reverse
My journey,
For another destination
I have killed all my hopes
And surrendered
To accept and live alone
I smile at that outcome
Between my tears
It is my destiny.

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