It Is You; I Worship

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…

O' God
I seek Your refuge,
From the Evils
O' God
I start with Your name
The utmost Merciful
The utmost Gracious
King of the Kings
Lord of the universes
I am in Your command
O' Empathic; Forgiver
The only Authority and Judge
Of the last Judgement Day
It is You; I worship
For a straight path
Since I am, in a wrong way
Show me
The virtuous way of those
Upon whom You awarded
And granted courtesy
And benevolence,
But not of those, who became
Under Your anger and punished
I strongly believe that
Indeed, You regard whom You wish
You embarrass whom You will.