Ehsan Sehgal

Victim Of Migration

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…

The migration for whatever purpose
Deprives you of all things
Only for one thing;
It is to settle in another
Strange city or country,
You may get a contemptuous job there
And some financial benefits,
But not the peace of mind that
One enjoys in its country
It is my experience
Your experience may be different
I left my beloved country,
Leaving behind my all dear ones,
My society, culture,
My mother tongue advantages
And such an atmosphere
Where I grew up
I realize after decades
It has neither jurisdiction
Nor description
It is self-adoption
I lost all, only for becoming
A victim of migration.