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, 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.