A Different Revolution

Revolution is a process, a march, a promise
That continues through ages, in spite of failures.

Revolution is the zeal to protest against tyranny,
Oppression, exploitation, against all that

Devalues humanity.

But what when failed revolution leads to social
Upheaval, death and anarchy? What when young
Men and women are crushed by the state
After being branded as anarchists?

Still you want to sing the song of revolution?
Dream of it?

Let there be an end to loses of human lives
And property. Let there be end to violence.

Struggle can be peaceful even. Revolution can be
Humane too, where people transform their minds,

Revolutionize their souls to sing in unison for a

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.