Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Praising a Martyr

Here is one
willing
a martyr
The Brave One
they said…

And he smiled
tears of selfless joy
faced the snowy summit
lofty
his ideals
and moved ahead
merging with the White

Fine, let’s get back to
Our lives
someone else is willing to be
a martyr
the brave one
they said…


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PS: Originally posted in 'A Sentinel Opinion' . Now, with a few changes.
Had submitted this as an entry in a poetry competition ("Poetriotism") at office .

With another 26/11 remembrance approaching, media will go over the slo-mo flag flying and heart-touching moments and we will call ourselves patriots for a day. But, do we really know what it means?

2 comments:

Karthigeyan Srinivasan said...
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Karthigeyan Srinivasan said...

What you have said is true.
We get on with our lives, we got no clue
Can't help it, can we?
All Martyr we have seen is in a movie!
A moment respect and a sigh of sorrow
Everyone forgets him by tomorrow
What you have said is true.
We get on with our lives, we got no clue