Is The Goodness Defeated?

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 place of worship
There, where
People worshipped stone as God
I wish,
If I was also a stone
Maybe
People would also worship me,
But I am human
I enjoy looking towards
Beautiful things, people
I think only about myself
I pray for myself
I don't feel pain
For others
I live in my selfishness
I don't care anyone else
I do, all things
Only for my purpose
I am not the one
Everyone is supreme here
The evil doesn't exist anymore
We become the evil
The perceivable evil
Has the goodness defeated?
I think and think
Who will tell us now
The world becomes prevailing
When and how?

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