Ehsan Sehgal

Not This And That

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 am neither the street man
Nor I am
This and that the person
I am a reality of truth
And decency
To reaching up, to my heart
It is not easy
First creating the truth
In you
And adopting
The sobriety of tone
And dignity in character
Depress the eyes
In shame
Put the trust, in heart
Then think of coming
Into my life
Take anyone else
Your kind, as you are.