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A soldier dies on his duty to his country. What happens to all who are left behind? What happens to his wife? A peek into the mind of one such martyr's wife.
A soldier dies on his duty to his country. What happens to all who are left behind? What happens to his wife? A peek into the mind of one such martyr’s wife.
“I am proud that he died for his country” said his mother
“Our sons will keep sacrificing” seconds the mourning father
she could not say anything
as nothing could console her
just few days of association
The kajal washing away with tears pleaded to stay
and the shining bangles too had their new way to sway
She was worried about the unborn inside
who lost daddy before having a sight
she was reminiscing
of when he would put his arms around her
She had waited for him when he came on an ‘Off’
those days were festive for her; all other days just round the clock
That silk saree she draped with pleats of love
when he called and said within few days he will be there
she pulled silver earrings from that hanging case
which he would tickle with his fingers and smile
Red bindi a little above the eyebrows, adding more beauty to those furrows
And that dazzling dimple, which he admired so
Those morning walk together loaded with stories of war
and suddenly holding her hand he had said “missed you more”
You came but not on a bike this time
that esteemed tricolour coffin surrounded you
and packed inside – my presuppositions, promises, love and soul
you came to bid that last adieu to us all
But I promise to keep your dreams alive
to serve our motherland till I die
May your patriotism surpass my placenta
Imbibing into the veins and aorta
and seed one more warrior one more martyr
And keep raising the crown high
I know this is a long furlough
But I will try hard, very hard,
though I know I have many more miles to go!
A version of this was first published here.
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