The Purity

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…






Your talk has not the purity
Your justice has not the purity
Your law has not the purity
Your mind has not the purity
Your life has not the purity
Your thoughts
Have also not the purity
Even your lies,
Your shamelessness
Have not the purity and truth
That cross its limits too
Finally, why do you live
And for whom
Are that not sufficient
For you
To drown and die?
At least in that context
Be pure and fair
To prove.

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