A Warrior’s Cry

Once again the nation is awake
to a new breed of patriotism
War mongering and slogan shouting
refracted concepts through the prism
I signed up for this job
not because of my religion
But I see scattered pieces of India
Because of the very same reason
Yes I kill with a smile
So that I don’t go insane
Life is not as easy for me
My biggest strength is my pain
Leaving every emotion back home
for my family to cherish
I stand tall and strong (for you)
Undeterred, even though I may perish,
alone and cold
in the lap of my buddy someday
Tricolor wrapped souls are heavier
than they actually weigh
I need not those candles or marches
For we are a breed apart
Be humans worth fighting for at least
That could be a great start
I get afraid at times too
mind full of thoughts and a worry
I am here to watch the door my friend
what about the hearts full of fury (back home)
Do not pray for my well-being, for
I have my breaths counted
Every time you fail as citizens
In my diary it gets accounted
Clean up the mess for once
Smile and do not ignore
what was obvious yesterday
shouldn’t be today anymore
You want war and I want peace
That’s the difference of thoughts
Movies, media, sentiments shape your perceptions
My heart resonates to gun shots
I know more at 19
I have seen enough
Believe me when I say so
you have never experienced rough
Peace and Piece, are meanings apart
for you it all works as per dictionary
Last few days I spent, searching for both
Some mortal remains I am tasked to carry
I may mourn, my buddy’s demise
Once I am sure you are safe
For now it’s a long night ahead
The brave do not always need a grave.

About Me – I am a techie with a crazy streak. A blogger, endurance cyclist, urban nomad, amateur photographer. For me life is a discovery each day and a fight to survive. Live while you can, there’ll be plenty of time to drag on.

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