The Death of Mother

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…

In abroad
Away from the motherland
The news of your death
Became a funeral
Of every hope
Went to drown
The convoy of desires
The distress and despair
The grief and sorrow
The broken
And wounded heart

In your life,
With the thought
Of constraints
I could not come
To celebrate, happy time
With you
But on your grave
Getting out of all obstacles
Coming to shed the tears.