5:48 am - Thursday June 29, 2017

Tribute to the immortal soldiers.

How they live and why they die?

Tribute to the immortal soldiers.

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We both left home at 18.
You cleared JEE,
I got recommended
You got IIT,
I got NDA.

You pursued your graduation degree
I received the toughest training
Your day started at 7am and ended at 5pm
Mine lasted from 4am till 9pm, including many nights.

You had your convocation ceremony,
I had my ‘Passing out parade’
The best corporates hired you,
and, best pay package awarded

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Srinagar floods, Indian Army jawans jump into freezing water to help pull people to safety

With 2 stripes pinned on my shoulders.
I was ordered to join my ‘Paltan’
You got a job
I acquired a way of life.

You often got to see your family,
I just longed to see my parents.
You celebrated festivals with lights and music,
I celebrated with my comrades in gloomy bunkers.

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Sikh warriors of the Indian army.

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Courageous Muslim soldiers of the Indian army at Kargil.

We both got married,
Your wife got to see you everyday
My wife just wished I was alive.
You were sent on business trips
I was sent to the line of control

We both returned,
Both our wives could not control their tears,
You wiped hers, but I could not
You hugged her, but I could not ….

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With medals on my chest I lay in a coffin wrapped in our beloved tricolours
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Though we both left home at 18,
My life ended, so that yours may continue.

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