Ehsan Sehgal

You Broke 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…

I was entirely broken
By the time
And the ugly people
You knew that
Even you broke me
Again and again
In the pieces
You stayed doing that
Just for your elation
And pleasure
God protected me
He always showers
His mercy on me
I do not need you
I have not any place
In my heart
For you anymore
I have closed all doors
Of my dreams
My desires
I become satisfied
With my nothingness
And non-life
Leave me alone
God bless you
In every way of life, amen.