Perhaps I Was Unjust

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 wer…

I was running after the dreams
All the time, all the ways
Just running
To come true my dreams
I forgot all things even myself
For the justice
The coequal justice, the equal rights
The same wages to everyone
To uphold the life with the honour
And pleasure
The same chances, for rich and poor
To stop the cruelty
And give love, devotion
Harmony, peace, and safety
To everyone regardless
Any status, any faith
Any colour, any language
Any gender
Maybe, it was unwise
I stumbled and fell
My eyes opened
I came to my senses,
Then I saw
The dreams were still there
But my life
And the strength was not there
Perhaps, I was unjust to myself.