Ehsan Sehgal

You Have Lost

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…

If you were fair
If you were honest
If you knew humanity
If you understood values
If you were wise
If you had faith
If you were aware
Of shame
You didn't play
Pretending games
With an innocent person
To hurt him
But you did
For your ugly pleasure
By foolish ones
My enemy is only one
The lie of the liar
You proved that yourself
You abused my privacy
Through sub-standard means
You underestimated me
You degraded me
After all such events
How can you stand
In front of me
To tell one more lie
Of your false love?
You have lost all.