An Ode to 26/11/2008
I salute those
massacred at CST
martyred at TAJ
felled in the line of duty
facing military type attack
inspite of barbaric brutality.
the brave commoner
saving lives, though horrified
the fire-fighter, the bravery personified
local policemen, who dared to fight back
seeking to pay back
the nanny who saved the child
when at Chabad,
terrorists had gone wild.
a widow watching her dreams shattered
“ India should survive, ” she thought
“that is what most mattered.”
the day 26/11
withstanding the carnage
when everyone jumped in
to limit the damage.
the never die spirit of Mumbaites
for resistance shown
making every effort to comfort
known or unknown.
Giving befitting reply to
sinister designs of Pakistan
India has always survived
because my country is known as
Bharat i.e Hindustan.
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