Ehsan Sehgal

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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 am not a liar
But sometimes
I lie to myself
To save
From the evil ones
Just to see and feel
How is it ugly
How does it hurt
How does it harm
How does it humiliate
How does it break
The relationship
How does it poison the life
How does look like the liars
I am not a liar
As a sense
It does not damage
To others
It is just as barriers
To prevent
The severe effects
Caused by the lies of others.