Ehsan Sehgal

My Beloved Left Me Alone

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…

Whenever memories,
Land on my mind
I remember a sight
That displays a scene of it
In my eyes
As I was saying, to my beloved;
You can leave me
But you should realize that
My conception will die in the mind
Your face and features will collapse
At the sight of my eyes
My heart will sink, inside me
As a result,
It will break my persona
It will eliminate my smiles
It will kill all dreams
Can you still leave me,
Ah, even this,
Beloved left me alone,
With the memories that
Perhaps it forgot, to take with it,
Which hurts me every time