He is gone..
justice has prevailed –
the wrong-doer done away with
but, does the terrorizing trauma trail away?
Frustrating families fatigued with a life
they never wanted,
Still to come to terms
with a reality that kills every moment
The man is gone
but does that bring back the dead who died innocent?
When is the real evil going to be destroyed?
When are going to kill the devil in us?
(For all the people who lost part of themselves and their loving families on this day.
For a nation confused about delayed justice.
For people lost without hope.)
The Taj terror has terrorised trustdrowning our spirits once againin the flaming fires of horror, hatred and hurt.Patting our Indian spirit we shall carry onbut, for how long?With a nation’s crown in flamesa terrorised country sheds acid tearsthat scalds every heart, mind and soul,burning and hurting much morethan the bombs and bulletsthat shower on innocent and hapless souls.…Where do we go from here?After losing our near and dear?The blaming game has already begun.That’s half the funfor those whose conscience has meltedin cruel, insensitive acts of terror.Poisonous buds of blooming beastsare now plaguing our plains.It is now commonplace to lose someonein a nasty act of violenceand pray for the spirit to carry on.…Carry on! Where? For how long?Like dumb dollsDonning on dunce caps of nonchalanceare we going to push this aside once againand wait for another act of terror to unsettle us?The politicians play petty gamesto gain brainless votesand we permit them to do it again and again.The culprits could be another country, the politicians or the public.But, there is no point in carrying on.What we need is a revolution in full form.….Even as we salute all those who valiantly defended usWe need a change.Even as political heads roll off impotent shouldersWe need a fast flaming transformation.We need accountability and responsibility.We need peace for God’s sake!No terror again. Not again.