What Law? What Rule?

They died fighting for their
LAND
Biting the dust

Bullets spread from all
DIRECTIONS
They fell like uprooted
Banana trees.

The usurpers paid for the
BULLETS
And usurped the land
They were born in
And the land they
TILLED

In death they protested
The lawlessness they
Suffered from in their
MOTHERLAND!

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.