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,
You hugged her but,
Because I was lying in the coffin,
With medals on my chest and,
Coffin wrapped with tri-color.
My way of life ended…
We both left home at 18
With love from IMA.