I Write For Decades

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 write not, for today
I write
For the coming decades,
Since the visionary ones
And scholars of that time
Will be able
To discover and understand
The meaning, values, insight
And the vision of my writings
I count not
The present ones,
Who rest, and sleep,
On their bed of ego.

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