Hold Me Before

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…






I dance, and I dance
In the way of Qalandari
I wait, and I wait for
The dream of hopes
As all lovers adopt that
I still stay alone,
Bearing the burden of loneliness,
Looking forward to your coming
Since I keep my words
As I promised with You
Even I have no idea
You were, and are real or fake
However, I risk all that
For only your sake
Whenever You realize
You will understand
The purity, sincerity
And the definition of true love
I am yours; I am yours
I stay yours only
Come and hold me, in your arms
Before I sink
In the sea of disappointment

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