The Old Memories

by Ehsan Sehgal

If ever old memories
Come to my mind
The thought of someone
Makes me sad
And comes tears
In my eyes
The images twist
In my thoughts
Love, devotion
And promises
Neither came true
The flirt of someone
Broke me
Left me on the place
From where return
Was impossible
Since then
I am alone
I have not any more
The trust in love
And the lovers
All are beautiful game
And it is everywhere
You cannot escape
Without lessons
I do not know why
My old memories stop me
Even the thinking of 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 August 01, 2015