Ehsan Sehgal

My Loneliness

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 knew it would happen
Everyone will leave me
I will remain alone
I knew it, I know it,
It is my fate; it is my prize
To living alone
To smile alone
To cry alone
To dry my tears alone
To talk self
Or keep silent for the life
In this cruel world
I am now used to bear
All sorrows and pains
I am familiar with that
No one shares anything
Without meanings
I knew it, I know it,
That's why
I have not the hopes
I have not the dreams
Except, only my tears
That refresh me
That, give me life
To live and smile
With my broken heart
With my desires and affection
That didn't complete nor
I could say to my beloved
My beloved, who left me alone
Now I am and my loneliness
To waiting for my beloved
Who will not come back
I knew it, I know it.