Ehsan Sehgal

O God, Forgive Me

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…

O God, forgive me
My sins, my mistakes
Small or large
O God, forgive me
If I harmed, hurt
Or caused pain
If I misled, misguided
If I cheated, pretended
If I lied, broke my words
To anyone
Intentionally or unintentionally
Show me and everyone
The right path,
That leads towards you
And your beloved prophets
Give me and everyone
Peace of mind, the joy of heart
And sound health
I beg you with reciting that;
In the name of God,
The Most Gracious,
The Most Merciful