Man to Solve

When relationships crumble,
When opinions differ,
When ego becomes supreme,
What has Man to do?

When time denies you the dues.
When people turn their faces away,
When friends behave as unknown
Entities, What has Man to do?

To pressure…?

Stand up and fight?

Make new friends…
New relationships…
New times…?

Can violence solve
The problems?

Can subjugation
Be the answer?

Can peace talks remedy
The anomalies?

Only Man has the solution!

• First in a trilogy of poems on Man.

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 in November 2020. Read other articles by Pranab.