The Spirit of Freedom

The spirit soars
Beyond drudgery
Beyond death.

The spirit soars
Beyond shortcomings
Beyond failed dreams.

The spirit soars
Beyond poverty
Beyond hunger.

The spirit soars
Beyond malnutrition
Beyond lack of education.

The spirit soars
Beyond all that
Hold us back…

Into the world of
Freedom where
Free speech, free
Education, free
Healthcare rule
The roost…

Into a democratic
Free universe where
Man handholds
Man to survive.

Let the spirit soar
Beyond lies and
Into the truth

Let the spirit soar
Beyond darkness
And into the light.

Let the spirit soar.

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 in November 2020. Read other articles by Pranab.