A Cultural Depression

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 was born and learned
In such a tradition
That differed from
Where I breathe and live
As it is an opposite culture,
Which will never match,
With that, I hold
Since my childhood
It defines and shows
I am riding in two boats
As a fact,
It's a cultural depression
And the collapse of the entity.

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