How Is It

by Ehsan Sehgal

I am not a liar
But sometimes
I lie to myself
To save
From the evil ones
Just to see and feel
How is it ugly
How does it hurt
How does it harm
How does it humiliate
How does it break
The relationship
How does it poison the life
How does look like the liars
I am not a liar
As a sense
It does not damage
To others
It is just as barriers
To prevent
The severe effects
Caused by the lies of others.

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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 15, 2015