Beyond The Reach

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…

Never run after the shadow
It is unreachable
It is yours
But it is not for you
Oh' my own,
I feel
I have been searching
And expecting
From the false figures
The real and true love,
It is, as a shadow
Whenever I look back
My past
My life journey
It is a long-distance
Between that and now
I close my eyes
I imagine
What I have left
Appear as a shadow
What I realize, for future
Display as a shadow
In fact,
The reality and truth
Exist within me
I own that
It is beyond my reach