May I Ask

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…






May I ask
A ridiculous question
Would you marry me
Though I am old
But it is possible
Perhaps
You see me
As like the gold
The secure place
The fairness
The devotion
The notability
The tolerance
The equal terms
The stable way
The mature thoughts
The peace
The loyalty
And true love
With respect and honour
The companion
Forever
Come toward me
Be bold
To hold
My offer
Would you marry me?

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