Ehsan Sehgal

What You Did

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…

They kill your beloved father
They destroy your family
On the ground of enmity
When one enters
The politics of such places
Often happens that
By the evil-minded forces
One can understand it
With that concept
But what you did
Against the moral values
And caused severe damage
To dignified parent's family
It is more than a shame
It is more than the killing
It is visibly the collapse
Of honour, dignity
Prestige and status of
Your faith, culture
And the entire society
And its people
You didn't care
To make unworthy yourself
Have you ever realised that
Oh, my beloved
Even I still love you
To bring back
Towards your dignity
And statuesque
That you always had.