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 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.