No Code, No Rule, No Language

Religion has a language!
Love has a code of conduct!
Life has its own rule!

Religion evolved with you.
Love and life kept
Changing…
Sides…
Hues…

Religion you thought
Was part of it…
Stories read out of
Bible in school…
Scripture classes
That you could even skip…
The morning prayer
Before the school began.

But the language changed…

The ritual…
The festivities…
The merriment…
The masses moving merrily

But suddenly there is
Noise…
Shattering the code of conduct
All rules…

Love changes color
Life tries to justify it…

And then the bang!

Blood! Body parts! Broken dreams…
Dead love! Life! Religion…

Pranab Ghosh is a journalist, writer, poet, translator and blogger. His blog is “Existential Problems”. His poems and prose have been published by several on=line publications including Dissident Voice, Spillwords, The Piker Press, Setu Magazine, Pangolin Review, Visual Verse, etc. Pranab has coauthored a book of poems, titled Air & Age; a translation of a book of Bengali short stories, “Bougainvillea and Other Stories” (English translation title). His second book of poems and first solo book, “Soul Searching and Other Poems” (2017), was published by Scarlet Leaf Publishing, Toronto. His second collection of poems, “Vision of the World and Other Poems”, was published by Impspired.com in November 2020. Read other articles by Pranab.