Penalty Of Love

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…

Someone, from somewhere
Comes and enters my heart,
Silently and without permission
It occupies my heart
And controls my thoughts
I feel a prisoner and victim of it
What would I say?
Since I cannot pinpoint,
Which law is right for it?
To apply
And issue a verdict
For the penalty
To be present physically
And to serve love forever.