A Reality Inside The Reality

I foresee
And often envisage
I cannot figure out
Such description
Such sense
Which would exhibit
The picture of events
Even that
I stay evoking it
I draw the scene
To observe it
Unfortunately,
I fail to interpret that
What it means
Therefore, I question you
Perhaps you have the answer
As we send you the toys
For your children;
We consign the oil
To run your factories
To brighten your cities
To preserve, your standards
Of life
We emancipate the cheap work
To enhance your way of life
And other such objects
In return, what you render
Guns, bombs, tanks, dynamite
And such weapons
For our children
With the conduct
Of supporting dictators
When you can associate with love
Why you perform that with the gun
I donate you
My eyes, to deem pain
And tragedies
I offer you
My ears, for listening to the cries
I devote you
My heart
To feel the sorrow
Of the innocent people
I gift you
My brain, to perceive justice
When you, enrapture us
With the medical devices, medicines
And food articles than dynamite
When you demonstrate us
Love, peace, harmony
Justice, equality, and empathy
Instead of the hatred, enmity, isolation
Just effectuate and accept
We also breathe as others.
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Ehsan Sehgal

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 all collections of poetry. He writes mostly in the poetic form called ghazal but has also written Ruba'i, Nazm, Qataa, and Naat. He also writes in the meter called Beher and is well versed in poetry meter of the Urdu language. Zarb-e-Sukhan is a collection of the collections, and he is famous as of that book. Besides the novel and books of poetry, he published a collection of quotes and articles in 1999. In 2010, having lived in the Netherlands for over three decades, he also published a collection of aphorisms in Dutch and having the desire to share his ideas with a Dutch audience. The book, in Dutch De Wijze Weg ("The Wise Way"), was translated by Naeem Arif. The Wise Way is also published in both the English and Urdu languages. Daily Dawn mentioned him, one of those a few Pakistani English poets, whom poetry, has been traveled, and acknowledged abroad and homeland as well. His latest collection of English prose poems is Breathing Words. Various Pakistan singers have sung his ghazals and naats. He has been praised by many Urdu writers and poets, especially by Ibn-e-Insha who has appreciated Sehgal's literary work in his weekly written columns in Akhbar-e-Jahan Karachi. An author writes, "As far as the poetic justice in Sehgal's writing is considered, it is debatable. In spite of some shortcomings, he keeps on writing which is good. His work over a period of time has been acknowledged." A journalist of English newspaper The News International wrote in an interview that "Going through Sehgal's poetry one is instantly aware of a strong message, an intellectual depth, and a sharp poetic sensibility." A famous poet of India Nida Fazli and Pakistani journalist and writer Sultana Mehr compared his poetry with the style of Ghalib and Allama Iqbal. Sehgal has received awards of Molana Maher-ul-Qadri Award in 2001 from Urdu Trust London, U.K, Allama Shariq Jamal Award in 2005 from Bazm-e-Shaoor-e-Adab in Jaipur, India, and Faiz Ahmad Faiz Award in 2011 from Urdu Tahreek Aalmi London, U.K, in recognition of his best poetry works. He has also received Pride of Performance by Maraqaba Hal Holland, The Hague, Netherlands in December 2013. He also writes prose poetry in English. More here -https://www.conservapedia.com/Ehsan_Sehgal more…

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