Friday, 8 January 2016

The Unusual Home coming

Home  he did come  that ill-fated day                           But in a manner too hard to believe                   Wrapped in the Tricolour solemn and still
 Symbolic of honour that is but ultimate.
          And truly it has been     
         The most befitting reward
         for a braveheart so  daring
         Who put his life at stake
        To ensure that the nation is safe  !.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   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 sacrifice supreme.
                                                                          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, someday
                                          Come back alive, secure and gay.
                                            But instead came the bolt from the blue
                                           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
                                                                       Shattered to the core by the deadly blow.
.                                         Words and gestures of sympathy
                                           Can hardly lessen the grief profound
                                           And what can ever  compensate  the loss
                                           So intense, immense and beyond repair?
                               The only healing thought is that
                               He died in action 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.

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