Ehsan Sehgal

The Human

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 wanted to be a doctor
I changed my mind,
I thought to be a lawyer
I changed my mind,
I thought, now I would pray to be an engineer,
I felt confused and helpless
I thought again, and again
About many professions, what I should be
A business person or a politician?
I could not decide any of that
All professions were easy to do
I thought, what was the best to become
I thought, years and years about
After that, I decided
To be the best human
A human for the humans
To spread, the peace, justice, and love
For everyone without any returns
Yes, love to everyone
Regardless, any discrimination.