Outliving the Nightmare!

They moved, dream in
Their eyes.

The world around with
Reptile eyes observed

Threatening to devour
The dream

Serpentine desire winding
Up the spine of the
Wretched few, attempting
To derail life…

But they held on to
The dream

And we vow with them
To usher in a new world…

A new day will dawn
And all the darkness,
All the decay will
Be a thing of the past,
A nightmare we will outlive!

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.