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
Better
Life
For
Man!

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.