He set out to serve Bharat Maa at eighteen

without giving in to the fads of his teen.


He always dreamed of our nation’s self-reliance

this overwhelming desire forging his patriotic alliance.


He fought wars sans any fears

unmindful of his own tears.


He was always on the border

all set to obey and follow the order.


Because of him, we thrive

not just him, his fellowmen too strive.


For us, he had a lot to face

for us, he is our nation’s grace.


He didn’t enjoy day and night

for he was always ready to fight.


Every day seemed like a good day

that, in turn, became his life’s way.


His jejune mind failed to flash any smiles

for he had to traverse umpteen miles.


And yet, he yearned for the battles to cease

and toiled for the anvils of peace.

…now that you’re here

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Dr. Aparna

Dr. Aparna Ajith is an Assistant Professor in English by profession and a bilingual writer. Having lived in four Indian cities and a hamlet, she soars high in the sky of artistic imagination that stems from her realistic impressions.