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 an award-winning Indian journalist and writer, who has worked for major news outlets of the country, including HT Media Ltd., Eenadu Digital, TNIE, Business India group etc.. His books of poems have been published by English and Canadian publishers. Read other articles by Pranab.