Ehsan Sehgal

Deaf, Dumb, Blind

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…

A life breathes
In its past, present
And future
It might be
Or might not be,

Most of it,
The past was a deaf
Don't hear; it is a terrible
The present is a dumb
Don't tell; it is a bitter
The future will be a blind
Don't look; it is a dark

However, I breathed
I breathe
I shall breathe

Be happy
With adopting,
To be deaf, dumb, and blind
Otherwise, bear and wear
Wish in the heart
Tears in the eyes
To disappear