I Thought, Thought, Thought, But

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 thought I would reach my destination
Without obstacles
I thought I would overcome my opponents
With tolerating and respecting
I thought I would win hearts and minds
With smiling and honesty
I thought I would defeat evil-minded
With angelic character
I thought I would execute peace
With equality and justice
I thought I would embrace humanity
With harmony and love
I thought I would become a hero
With that moves
I thought my dreams would come true
With truth and determination
But ah, alas,
When I awoke from a wounded dream
I realized that
My black hair had turned white
My body features had caught wrinkles
My years had disappeared behind the journey
I stayed alone with my simplicity.
My thoughts were only thoughts
As a meaningless notion as hopeless my life.

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