My Fate

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 knew my fate
I knew
What would happen
With me
But you may say
It was my mistake
Or simplicity
I trusted someone
In the concept of truth
As I tell the truth
As I believe the truth
When I walk
Alongside the street,
Where I used to live,
Where I spent
More than my half-life
Where I was a key
To every subject
I did all; I could
I kept my words, I promise
But that all devotion
Became nothing
One, who loved me
Did not ever weary
To such claim of love
Suddenly, threw me
Out of my kingdom
My heart, my mind
Even my soul became
The thousands of pieces
Far from my homeland
Friends, family, relatives
Standing on the street alone
With a bag, the same bag
Now I was out
With broken my entity
Though love still exists, breaths
But I do not believe in love
I am alive with dead desires
Holding my broken pieces
With no hopes