Ehsan Sehgal

A Reflection Of Injustice

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 am aware of it
I am such a candidate
Who also qualifies a certificate,
And ability too
Having notable lineage
But I stand at the end of a row
Waiting for my interview turn
For my future and career
On the flight of my thoughts
I stay carving a statue
For years and years
Just keep busy doing it
Knowing nothing
What is going on in the interview room?
I am still waiting for my turn
Whereas I have completed
Carving the statue
With my poverty
But it does not give
The answer to my question
It has also become like the world
That never answers
Who will answer?
When will come my turn?