Be The Witness

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 loneliness,
Be the witness that
I was alone
I am alone
Perhaps I will stay alone
Wearing, and bearing
On my entity
All the grief and pain
With my prayers
I have buried
All my desires
With the flowing tears
Reciting the holy verses
O my loneliness,
Be the witness.