Pseudo Name

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…

Someone from somewhere,
Inspires its love and devotion
Hiding its entity from my eyes
It appears and disappears
With a pseudo name, for unknown reasons
Even though I realize its messages
Posted on social media
Which I cannot consider
Those are for me or one else
I also cannot understand
Why do I focus on its posts
What will be the outcome of it
If that appears and exhibits
Opposite of my imagination
Dreams will collapse,
Breaking the heartbeat
Wounding the hopes and love
Destroying the destiny
Leaving the tears in the eyes
Oh, someone from somewhere
Come out, into reality
From a pseudo name
To hold my arms, embrace my body
Forever, here and there
Everywhere, we share.