I Went Everywhere

Ehsan Sehgal

I went everywhere to search the God,
Even in the worship places,
And in the old and modern cities,
But I could not find the God
When I came to know that
God exists near to the aorta,
I felt and tried to find and look,
But no any sign of the visibility
One day I was walking on the streets.
I saw at the corner of the street,
A father and a mother sitting
With their two childs
A girl and a boy on the ground,
Wearing cracked old clothes.
Many people were passing near them,
But no one was paying attention.
I walked towards them,
They all looked me with full of wonder,
And some hope
I put my hand into my coat pocket
And brought out all the coins I had
And gave to them
They looked at the coins and then to tell me
With cheerful smiling; God bless you,
They all stood and went towards
The shop buying some food
I felt like my whole body lightened,
The smiling of them
Gave me the great impression of the God,
I was becoming
The real human that God created.

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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