On The Same Place

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 struggled hard to devote
My belongings to others
I stood under the open sky
My entire life
Expecting that
May any seeker
Any connoisseur shall come
To notice me, but what a pity
All came to those
Who surrounded them
With their lies
They believed them
They bargained with them
They all succeeded
And reached their prospects
Got the status and positions
They did not deserve that
Only I still stand
On the same place
Where I have always been
Because I hold and display
Under the open sky
Just the Truth
Its price is humanity
That does not exist anymore
God is like smiling at me,
I am waiting
What is the next reward or?

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