If The Hope Ended

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…






If the hope is not there
Or if it ended
Remains nothing in life
No waiting
No love
Nor attempt
A feeling-less
In silence prison
Life passes quietly
No one realises
No one knows
If love dies
No one gives any shoulder
And a story
Without hearing
Without reading
Ends.

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