You Just Do Not Know

Ehsan Sehgal

How much
The bitter memories
Compel me
To be alone
How much
Scares me
The ugly surroundings
Of the awkward people
How much
I cry and cry
Injustice of the world
To powerless people
How much
Makes me worry
The grief, the pain
Of the sad people
Even I am wearing
The burden of division
Between your love
And mine
You just simply
Do not know
Do not know
O my soul,
Oh, my love.

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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