Ehsan Sehgal

I Lost My Entity

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 remember my decision
To leave the motherland
My family begged to stop me
My friends and lovers advised
And requested me
My parents explained
With love and tears
Not to leave the motherland
But my temptation
Kept me blind
I did not listen, anyone
And today
I feel terribly sorry
On my decision
There is now not, other option
And not any direction
To decide
For going back motherland
That I miss since I left
I feel as I lost my entity.