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, 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.