Beloved Land

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…

My beloved land is as;
My mother and father
The inhabitants of it
I consider as my children,
Sisters and brothers
Regardless of all distinctions
Such feeling and thought
Excite me
For welfare and stability of it
Equal rights, and justice,
Love and peace for all
Since my identity is my land
My actions are the identity of it
I move, at every step
With care and responsibility
Oh, my beloved land
No one can damage you
Since I manage you
With honesty and devotion
Oh, my uttermost beloved land
Live long; live long
Forever; forever.