Ehsan Sehgal

We Fool Ourselves

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…

Stealing a bar of Chocolate,
Falls under a crime
Stealing a heart
Falls under Love
In this context,
First receives
The verdict of guilty
Second enjoys
The reward of radicalism
No one can escape
From such perception
And the conception of civilization
We all fool ourselves
Twenty four hours, every day
Even try to become
Unique champion of that
Change the thought
Wipe out the distinctions
Execute the justice
For all
Regardless of small and large
To dress up the radicalism
With its true definition
And reality.