drowning our spirits once again
in the flaming fires of horror, hatred and hurt.
Patting our Indian spirit we shall carry on
but, for how long?
With a nation’s crown in flames
a terrorised country sheds acid tears
that scalds every heart, mind and soul,
burning and hurting much more
than the bombs and bullets
that shower on innocent and hapless souls.
Where do we go from here?
After losing our near and dear?
The blaming game has already begun.
That’s half the fun
for those whose conscience has melted
in cruel, insensitive acts of terror.
Poisonous buds of blooming beasts
are now plaguing our plains.
It is now commonplace to lose someone
in a nasty act of violence
and pray for the spirit to carry on.
Carry on! Where? For how long?
Like dumb dolls
Donning on dunce caps of nonchalance
are we going to push this aside once again
and wait for another act of terror to unsettle us?
The politicians play petty games
to gain brainless votes
and we permit them to do it again and again.
The culprits could be Pakistan, the politicians or the public.
But, there is no point in carrying on.
What we need is a revolution in full form.
Even as we salute all those who valiantly defended us
We need a change.
Even as political heads roll off impotent shoulders
We need a fast flaming transformation.
We need accountability and responsibility.
We need peace for God’s sake!
No terror again. Not again.