The Unanswered Question

When times betray,
When commands fail,
When Man questions
Man’s integrity,
When man succumbs,
When man gives up
When man gives away…

Who will save the
TIMES…
Who will save the
NATION…
Who will save the
EARTH…?

Traitors?
Sacrificial lambs?
Time?
Or
Man himself?

Man has the answer!

• Part 2 of a trilogy of poems on Man.

• See Part 1 here

Pranab Ghosh is a journalist, poet, author and translator. He has three published books to his credit. Air and Age (co-author; published from Kolkata), Soul Searching and Other Poems (first solo book of poems, published from Toronto) and Bougainvillea And Other Stories, a book of short stories in English, translated from the Bengali original. His poems have been published in Tuck Magazine, Dissident Voice, Literature Studio Review, Scarlet Leaf Review, Leaves of Ink, Weasel Press, Ochebooks.com, Harbinger Asylum, Spillwords, The Piker Press, Visual Verse, Hans India and Setu Magazine, among others. He is married and lives in Kolkata, West Bengal, India. Read other articles by Pranab.