As Cracked Mirror

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 mirror can mirror one's reality;
However, a cracked mirror
Cannot that
Since it loses its ability
To reflect precisely

Conversely,
A broken human mirrors the same
As cracked mirror

I also mirror such reflection as;
I have a broken heart
I have wounded feelings
I have sad thoughts
I have the tears in eyes
My smiling lips are
As optical illusion
You understand that, don´t you?
Leave me alone
Chose a new mirror
Select a new fellow
In that
You can realize
Your dreams become true.

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