Ehsan Sehgal

Human Exists, Not Humanity

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…

When I smile
It notes each one
And maybe thinks too
It is a simple conclusion
It is an easy decision
That I live a happy life
No one feels and imagines
My broken heart
My tears that flow
Into heartbeats
To wear and bear
All the sorrows, pains
And griefs
Which destiny has written
To suffer from that
One comes into the world
To rule and occupy resources
And one stays silent
On such unjust conduct
I feel; as I was born
On the wrong planet
With the deaf desires
With the dumb struggles
With the blind hopes
And with a dead life
Where human exists
But not humanity