Truth And Cross

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 should forget
The atrocities upon me

I would wrap
A shroud of silence
In my destroyed life

I should not write my pain
I should not shed
Even a single tear
On the barbarism

I should close my mouth
I should break my pen
Just for cruel ones
That may lose its respect

Otherwise,
Such so-called
Decent people would mock me
Because they are powerful
I would lose all

However,
I have written the truth
I have no fear
To become a victim again.

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