As My Love Of 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…

On the path of love
When one, steps up
The courage becomes scared
And the hopes tremble,
In the emptiness of the heart
The light enters and rises
In a gleam of thoughts
The fear of darkness comes
The rigid waves of confusion
Imprison the entity
If, love becomes destiny
It is a gift of the universe
Otherwise, it becomes
The painful defeat of life,
Which circulates in me
As a journey of bitter breath
Since I am afraid of it
Perhaps you come
From somewhere
As the Spring
As my Love of life.