Ehsan Sehgal

I Remember When You

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 remember the day when you enter
My heart very silently
I remember your sweet words
I remember your unspoken love
And affection
I remember we both were a stranger
I remember you were very close
To my heart, but too far from my sight
I remember you always came
As a sweet and perky angel
I remember your way
And the style of judging me
with various names and genders
I remember when you were hostile,
Confused and unsure
I remember I kept myself away
From you
I remember you did the same
Keeping your options open
I remember you didn't break the connection
I remember I had only you
But I do not know
Your love was real or mine
Or maybe
We both made fool each other.