My Kingdom

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…

I have my personal kingdom,
Ruled by respect and love
Justice, peace, and toleration
There is no selfishness
No cheating, no lie
No pretending, no greediness
Displays only the purity
Of the truth
I am a king,
The king of the hearts.