THE UNUSUAL HOMECOMING
Home he did come that ill-fated day
But none had thought the way he did
All wrapped up in the solemn tricolor
Sure symbol of ultimate honour
Truly it was the most befitting reward
For a braveheart so bold andaring
Who put himself at stake without fear
To ensure that the nation doesn't suffer
Devotion to duty was his prime concern
Fighting till the end to foil the attack
Paying his flesh and blood as the cost
He set an example of supreme sacrifice
The strike having been foiled for now
The guns are silent for a while
But the sounds of anguish and loss resound
Inside and around the home he lived
Which had hoped he would, some day
Come back alive, secure and gay.
But instead came the bolt from the bluel
And brought him home this gloomy way!
Heaps of flowers and wreaths offered
Messages of sorrow and condolence
Are but poor solace to the kins
Broken to the core by the deadly blow.
. Words and gestures of sympathy
Can hardly lessen the grief so profound And what can ever compensate the loss
So intense, immense and beyond repair?
The only healing thought is that
He laid down his life for the country's sake
And that will keep his name alive,
In our minds and hearts forever.
Written as a tribute to the martyrs of Pathankot terror attack.