The Result Of Unawareness

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 first time, in the heart
When sparked a sparkle of love
I didn't care
However, when the sparkle turned
Into a flame
I felt and realized
The heat of that upon my entity
I stayed unaware, holding vanity
This self-adopted unawareness
Brought me, towards sparkle of love
That escalated into flame
And flame turned into the furious fire
That caused the loneliness, waiting
And eagerness of meeting
And devastated all my hopes
Now thinking of you
I have sunk,
Into dust and smoke of my thoughts
And disappeared
On the cross of unawareness.