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November 27, 2023
"Mes de los Muertos"

Dream Murder

By Pranab Ghosh

Dream Murder

One night I dreamt of
Of Adam and Eve
Of the Satan
And the apple tree.

Then I saw Abel and Cain
Fighting on the earth.

Who killed who, I don't
Nor I want to.

But a brother killed
A brother.

The human race was

I then dreamt of riots.
Men killing men and
I shuddered
Twisted and turned in
My dream.

Then there was light,
White light
And walking along
Its beam a saint
Appeared in saffron
Robes, I could not
Tell who he was, but
I folded my hands
And with a godly smile
He said, "There will come
A day when there
Will be no bloodshed,
No murder on earth."

I woke up and whispered,
"Let my dream come true."
Did the gods listen?
Or the men?

Article © Pranab Ghosh. All rights reserved.
Published on 2021-03-22
Image(s) are public domain.
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