We Both Left Home At 18... Read Count : 27

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We both left home at 18,
You cleared JEE,
I got recommended.
You got an IIT,
I got NDA.
You persuaded your degree,
I had the toughest training.
Your day started at 9 and ended at 7,
Mine started at 4 till 9,
And sometimes inclusion with nights.
You had your convocation ceremony,
I had my POP.
Best company took you,
And best package was awarded.
I was ordered to join my battalion,
With two stars pipped on my shoulders.
You got the best job,
I got the best way of life.

Every eve, you got to see your family,
I just wished to see my parents soon.
You celebrated fests with lights, colors and music,
I celebrated with hand grenade, rifles and war cries.
You celebrated with your family,
I celebrated with my comrades.
We both got married.
Your wife got to see you every day,
My wife wished I was Alive.
You were sent to business trips,
I was sent to Line of Control.
WE BOTH RETURNED.
Our wives couldn't control their tears,
You wiped her, but
I couldn't...
You hugged her, but
I couldn't...
Because I was lying in the coffin,
With bullets in and medals on my chest, And
My Coffin wrapped with TRICOLOR.
My way of life ended,
Your continued...

We both left home at 18.

'Whenever you feel life is unfair to you,
Think about a soldier's life,
Every challenge would seem alot easier'



Comments

  • Nice one

    Jul 19, 2020

  • Titas Sengupta

    Titas Sengupta

    wonderful

    Jul 19, 2020

  • Jul 19, 2020

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