I Can Only Cry

Ehsan Sehgal

I cry, and I can only cry
If I see
The children who are
Compelled to hard labour
For just a little money
To feed themselves
And their parents
Instead of going for the study
For the bright future or
Play in any park
With other children
For the enjoyment
I cry on and think of
The cruelty,
The unjust,
The senseless of those people,
Who involve in such practices
I often ask myself
The leaders or the people
Whom to give blame for
The truth is that
Both are the responsible
For this criminal deeds
The burden is on the civilised world,
But the world keeps silent
And don't care about
I cry, and I can only cry

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Ehsan Sehgal born Khawaja Ehsan Elahi Sehgal is a Dutch-Pakistani origin Urdu poet and writer who moved to The Netherlands in 1978. He is also a journalist and activist for democracy and the freedom of the press and of speech., He was born on 15 November 1951 in Larkana, Sindh, Pakistan and obtained a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in Urdu literature. In addition, he also received the LL.B. law degree from Karachi University., He has received awards from Indian and European Urdu literary organisations, in recognition of his literary achievements, and is famous for his poetry book Zarb-e-Sukhan, in the Urdu-speaking world. The Daily Times describes the book as a "splendid poetry collection." Besides that he has published a collection of aphorisms in Dutch, English and Urdu., Moreover, his many ghazals and naats have been composed and sung by various singers of Pakistan. Sehgal has also written a novel and several books of poetry; his articles have been published in various Urdu newspapers.

Last updated July 09, 2015