Your Influence

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 am filing the case
Against you
That your invisible influence
And power deprive me
Of my freedom of thoughts
And speech
Your influence does not
Let me think
Or anyone else than just you
I have not the proof
Of that
But I hope
You will pay for that
Your entity
As the fine
Justice prevails.