King of Love and Humanity

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…






Whenever a hunter hunts the lion
The king of the jungle
If the injured lion luckily to escape
From the hunter, far away
For refuge somewhere,
However,
Now it becomes the hunting of hyenas
Since it stays the wounded, weak,
And powerless
The ugly hyenas get the courage
To surround the lion
For their food and delicious slice
Similarly, I, the king of love and humanity
Such beasts tried to hunt me
I managed to rescue from them
But I became wounded
The human hyenas surrounded me
And waited for their prey
I am still struggling, to stands powerful
As I had always been
They still stay trying
To bite and kill me
God is great
I will come out from a terrible situation
To defeat them.

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