When I Think

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…

When I remember
My past
When I think
My present
I see around me
The struggles, the sorrow
The pain, the tears
The injustice
And the severest
The liars, the sadist ones
Who caused
All such consequences
I cannot decide
It was, or it is
My destiny, my fate
Or my fault, or my weakness
Neither I know
All that stay
To my entire life
Nor I live in the hope
That for a day
Just one day
The happy day
Exists for me too

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