Ehsan Sehgal

Have A Good Time, Have A Good Life

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…

“Have a nice day.”
“Have a good day.”
Or such phrases
Make me terribly upset
And disgust
Those demonstrate
A wish or an ending?
Those look like ridiculous
A wish for a day
Rather than for a life
It is not a wish
It is only a habit
Or formality to say
Without essence of it
Do not make it, wrong routine
Just for a business
Or other matters
The real and suitable
A wish is that
Have a good time
Have a good life
A wish from the heart
Not from the mind.