Love, Hate and Politics!

Love indispensible…
Agony inseparable…

Life stumbling through
A quagmire

Quicksand time
Devouring the dream

A pull
A push

The demand rising
And falling


Love sinking the soul
Like a torpedoed ship

The submarine nowhere
To be found!

Nation gasps
Fights inflation

Love waltzes, naked
And then is sold for free
And dumped into labyrinth
Of emotion that is built of
Layers and layers of hate
Whipped up by frenzied
Zealots, who want to submerge
Religion with a ‘fake faith’
That serves severance from,
Bondage of

Love strangulated,
Bonhomie among Men
Religion gasps
And cries to be
Freed from the
Hands of the usurpers!

And everything is

Never think of

That’s politics!

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.