Ehsan Sehgal

O' Dear Friend

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…

O' my stranger friend
I know you are my happiness
My love and my life
But this is not my fate
To meet and see you
Let me live, alone
With my sadness
I am habitual of that
It is now a part of my life
It will always stay
I have nothing to offer you
Except, worries, and false hopes
It is best for you
Forget me and find someone else
He, who takes care of you
With love and all things
You need for your life
O' my stranger friend
It is not necessary
We must live together
Though we are far from
Each other
It does not mean
Our love will die
That's no matter
If we can't meet physically
But our soul is always there
And it remains together
Forever, forever
My dear, my dear