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.