Ode to Soldiers

Blessed are these souls

Who are born

To

Two Mothers

For they get to

Share

Twice the love

Than you and me.

*

I often regret

Sitting

In my comfy chair

Why God didn’t choose Me

To fight for freedom.

Blessed are these souls

Who

Chose themselves!

*

Discipline, courage, perseverance,

Sacrifice

Are virtues

I’d like to practice some day.

Blessed are these souls

Who are

Clothed with these all!

*

Martyrdom is a price

The ultimate one

I

Always thought.

Blessed are these souls

Who

covet,get this prize!

*

Our stories will be forgotten

Once

We are gone.

Blessed are these souls

Whose

Epitaphs speak for them!

*

In mere tokenism we recite

Mantras of

The Pancha Mahabhutas

Air,Fire, Water

Earth and Ether.

Blessed are these souls

Who

are their true devotees!

*

Truly blessed

You are

Oh the armed forces of India!

And

Equally grateful

We are

Your countrymen.

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