Ehsan Sehgal

I Found Myself

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…

Since and till now
I searched no one else
But I determined to discover
The most arduous task
With God gifted ability
And spirit
As Patience, gratitude
And tolerance
In such ways
I fought hatred
With love
I bore the utmost savagery
With forgiving
I wore upon my entity
Abuses, bitterness, and tortures
With smile
I faced distinction and humiliation
With waving respect
As a result of it
I became elevated and stood
In front of myself
I found that I wanted
I felt and realized;
As God vibrating in my Aorta