The Self-assurance

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 have learned
Earned and grasped
From my life
Just the one power
It is the self-assurance,
Within my entity
That encourages
To move and bring
My dreams, into the reality
I did not use that power
To get better material life
I focused
And I focus
To the spiritual world
In that, one can find
Both things
To feed your body and soul
Outwardly I have nothing
Inward I have all things
It is a great mystery
But difficult to understand
I can breathe
Just having the colourful lights
I have become such a light.