Burden Of Thoughts

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 cannot hurt anyone
Even I cannot see
People suffering
From the pain
Caused by cruel-minded
There is no love
Sex has taken
The place of love
There is no peace
Never will be possible
Peace is the prisoner
Of our ugly thoughts
Until the freedom of that
God sent his messengers
And the prophets
To show us
The way of peace
And love
But we rejected, hung
And did not follow them
We are alive
Living with the burden
Of killings with the weapons,
Words, hate, discriminations
Each other
We are still called human

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