I’m coming home……

We both left home at 18,

You cleared JEE,

I got recommended. 

You got IIT,
I got NDA.

You persuaded you degree,
I had the toughest training. 
Your day started at 7 and ended at 5,
Mine started at 4 till 9 and
Some nights also included. 
You had your convocation ceremony,
I had my POP (Passing Out Parade).

Best company took you and
Best package was awarded,
I was ordered to join my platoon 
With 2 stars piped on my shoulders. 
You got a job,
I got a way of life.

Every eve you got to see your family,
I just wished i got to see my parents soon. 
You celebrated festivals with lights and music,
I celebrated with my platoon-mates in bunkers. 
We both married,
Your wife got to see you everyday,
My wife just wished i was Alive. 
You were sent to business trips,
I was sent to Line of control.

We both returned,
Both wives couldn’t control their tears, 
You wiped her tears but,
I couldn’t…
You hugged her but,
I couldn’t.

Because I was lying in the coffin,
With medals on my chest and,
Coffin wrapped with tri-color. 
My way of life ended…
Your’s continued.

We both left home at 18

With love from IMA.

 

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