Ehsan Sehgal

Burden On life

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…

Often, I imagine and believe
I am a burden on my life
Or life is a burden on me
One feels that
Whereas, another doesn't
However, it is the reality
Each one of us
Drives the life
Within its wishes
Carrying such pressure
And weight upon its life
When it turns back
With a weary, broken,
Injured and aged
The entity becomes
A burden on each one's life
It is a mysterious tragedy
The entity and life
Uses each other
To pass the time
To complete the journey
For another journey
Of accountability
What one did here
No one knows that
And shall never know.