Time Has Taught 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…

A long journey of tears,
Which caused,
Indescribable pain and grief
However, it taught me
How to bear and wear that
My eyes, and my inner
Became cleaned
And purified
Now, the world's glimmer
And glamour cannot affect
And influence
My feelings
In the wrong direction
Against my will and consent
Since I have become
Vigorous and tough

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