The Truth Within Reality

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…






An American gentleman
And the Euro-girl were
Walking along with the shops
Of the centre of the city
A young Asian boy
Came to them
He asked them to support him
With the excused
And ashamed accent
He told them that his money
Someone stole
And destroyed all things
Now he has nothing to survive
The American-Euro couple
Helped him, with some money
The boy honoured
And thanked them for that
A Jew was observing that scene
When the boy went away
The Jew came to a couple
And told them
The boy was a cheater and lying
The couple replied to the Jew
No, he was right and besides,
I stole that all with my Euro ally
It tells and shows our politics.

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