Ehsan Sehgal

Dragon and Uninvited Guest

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…

It was morning in April
When I reached the airport
To see and meet someone,
Who fell in love that I did not believe
Nor took that serious too
Even I never saw and met her
Before such circumstances
But what were the reasons
That inspired and forced me
To travel towards the airport
Maybe or maybe not
For my future and career
For my dreams coming true
For my devotion and life
Or for my land and people
Whatever was that feeling
I was at the airport; I did not see
And find anyone, I was looking for
I managed to announce
The subject's name
For whom I was there, suddenly,
I felt someone, with confusion
Coming towards the information desk
I was standing in front of that,
She shocked to see me unexpectedly there
She did not stop and went forward
I did not follow her; I was not sure
But that was she, later I realized
She updated and posted her status
With anger, calling me the Dragon
And the uninvited guest
Unfortunately, I am still uninvited
Who was she
Perhaps I will never know.