Cancer

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…






The enemy of my life occupies my body
Every rule and principle
Every prescription,
Remedy, medicine becomes
Ineffective under occupation
All alone, even among the crowd
Fighting in the war for life and death
Having prayers on the lips
Whereas, flowing tears from the eyes
That seems just as helpless
This cancer is my enemy
It was afraid of my dreams
It succeeded
Conspiracy of my people
And own country-mates

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