Dilemma

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…






Dilemma

My feelings
Of love, affection
And devotion
Compel me
To express
To disclose
To talk
To confess
But unfortunately
My ego
My status
My length of years
My self-made rank
Force me
To keep quiet
To ignore
No notice
No reply
It confuses me
It hurts me
I must surrender
To my ego
Or stay determined
For my feelings
Both forces
Put me in the war
I feel a dilemma.

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