Ehsan Sehgal

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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…

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My grief
My pain
My tragedy of the past
That hurt me deadly
I have buried that
In my heart
With my smiles,
My smiles don't reflect
My sorrowful life
My pain, no one sees
Even I don't want to tell
I just smile to hide all that
And give joy to others
My smile is my life
My wealth, my pleasure
I share it without
Worries and hesitations
It is free and with no tax
No conditions, no expectations
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