Dream 2.0

Dream of a place where
There is no bloodshed,
No hunger, no job loss
And no unemployment

Dream of a place where
Man is not made to
Fight man in the name of
Nationalism and religion,
Caste, breed and birth

Dream of a place where
There is brotherhood of man

Dream of a place where
There are no narrow
Boundaries dividing man

Dream of a place where
No jackboots and bayonets
Keep peace

Dream of a place where
No wall of barbed wire
Is driven through your heart

Dream of a place where
Mothers do not cry for
Their ‘lost’ sons

Dream…
Dream…
Dream…

Maybe one day
Your dream
Will come true!

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.