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 loathe pretending that I am not
I can live
As God has destined for me,
I watch the universe
As a crystal ball
I can visualize the insight of truth
A lie cannot be part of me
Since I am a sharp sword for it
I have purified myself,
With the challenges
And hardships
It is my journey
It is my life
It is my destination.

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