Your Silly Pride

by Ehsan Sehgal

I am beyond your reach
You do not understand
You violated
The moral values
The etiquette of life
And you also raped
The truth of love
You tried to buy
Devotion and affection
Instead of the reality
That could lead you
Toward pure love
But you lost that
You murdered that
With your silly pride
Unwise attitude
The world is not empty
There are many more
Humble, decent people
Who can accept me
With my all flaws
Why should I wait
For you
I even do not know you
The fact is that
You do not need me
I do not need you.

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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 24, 2015