Terrorist Attack in Mumbai & Martyr Mosquitoes: Two Poems

John Kolyav By John Kolyav, 25th Sep 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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A few people were killed during Mumbai attack on 26/11/2008. What would be the pain of their relatives and friends?

Terrorist Attack in Mumbai

I didn’t think it ominous
When I watched a boat approaching fast.

Tell me man, O cunning man,
Who contrived all these wicked deeds?

Who are among the rubbles
Bargaining for my coffin?


What is the procession approaching,
Ending my sweet dreams?

At the altar
Whose fingers are glowing like embers?


Whose brief days
Are fuming on a pyre of sandalwoods?

Martyr Mosquitoes

You, who obey the real devil,
The leader who indulges in extreme sex
And keeps his children safely in the bunkers
,
In the name of god, goes off as a human bomb,
Is neither a revolutionary
Nor even a terrorist:
A hyena’s scavenging is nobler than your act!

You puppets, intruded in Mumbai
And shot dead a few of our civilians
Are not martyrs but mosquitoes crushed
While stinging on the toes of a nation!

You failed even to spread some disease
But only developed our immunity!

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2611, Ajmal Kasab, Al Qaida, Bin Ladan, Chathrapati Shivaji Terminus, India, Martyr, Mumbai, Oberoi Trident, Pakistan, Tal Hotel, Terrorist Attack

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author avatar John Kolyav
Born in 1963, Postgraduated in 1986. Six novels and four poetry books published. Got three state- level awards for literary works. More details at www.johnsonpj.com

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author avatar BIJESH MITRA
23rd Nov 2012 (#)

"BE PREPARED FOR ALL TIME, NOT ONLY JUST AFTER THE INCIDENT HAS HAPPENED".

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