Ehsan Sehgal

Journey Of Time

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…

The time runs
I follow it; I am, after it
It takes me everywhere
It shows me the tragedy of the world
And suffering people
The enjoying and happy ones
All the sorts of people
The cheaters and liars
The blackmailers and greedy ones
The Lovers and fair ones
I experience the weather
The seasons,
The spring, summer, autumn, winter
The rain, storm, thunders
And suddenly, time stops
And turns towards me, saying
Oh, human, it's ending
Have you got a ticket
I felt, confused
Time whispers;
You did all subjects
But you forgot it
To realize and recognize
The creator of the universe
And its worship places
Where you could collect a ticket
Free of charge
To enter the paradise
Alas, oh, human
You misuse time
You misuse, even yourself.