Humanity Breathes Into Me

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…

One will realize that,
A lie cannot occupy my tongue
A deception fails to perform
In my conduct
An ugly motive runs away
From my mind
A filthy concept collapses
Before entering my eyes
The revenge surrenders
Before it reaches my hands
A hatred cries upon its failure,
To reside in my heart
Even though
I feel not as a unique one
If one will visit me
Indeed, it will discover the humanity
And the reality of the truth that
Breathe and breeze
Into my breath.