Sunday, January 12, 2014

Me , my country & my cowardice





We existed long before that day .. 
our senses tuned to glorious self - gratification ... 

... Our failing , our ignorance , our apathetic system ... 
a golden opportunity in the hands of a few radicals .. 

In the name of 'God' & 'freedom', they arrived ... 
the route much more easier than they bargained for . 

Striking us where it hurt the most ... 
their actions derailing an entire country's future ... 

Definite body counts and indefinite emotionally injured .. 
and for a billion mortals ... life would never be the same... 

Accusations flew thick & fast . responibilty a bloody orphan .. 
a young nation lay traumatized, all hopes for the future meaningless 

We blamed 'them' for failing us, our own inadequacy masked hypocritically.. 
self-righteous jerks we still are .. the devious mask yet not shed ... 

Every war has a few martyr's ..and this one had it's too .. 
Salutations came thick and fast ... glorious epitaphs written on a few 

It's been many years since .. and we remember them in mere passing ... 
their lives tragically lost .. in many ways their deaths weighing on our hands.... 

Things still remain the same, the apathy more prominent ... 
the devils have always been within us .. ignorance providing fodder 

and as I look beyond the humiliating charade , I agonise over my cowardice.. 
not patriotic enough to lend a healing hand ... nor human enough to be a healer .. 

We have ignored our nation for so long .. our mistakes defining her ... 
and as we are .. so is our country ..as we would be .. so would be our nation !