The Defeat Of Life

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…

Today is the day
Of my birthday
The life journey perseveres
I have left the hopes
I have also escaped,
From all my dreams
The truth appears as a lie
Love too
As it is a game of people
Besides that
Life seems like a loan
Since it became a pain
I desired,
Just one spring in my life
To enjoy
For that
I have spent and bore
All the autumns
It is the collapse of courage
Oh, people of my world
Leave me,
To my destiny
Since I have realized
And accepted
The defeat of my life.