Your Uniform

An ode to the soldiers who lost their lives in Pulwama attack ………hearts ripped ….families split …….and some love stories unfinished……….when the rest of the world was celebrating love, some lost theirs in this act of violence….RIP

I refuse to give up

Your uniform

drew me towards you

Your uniform

Pulled us apart

The last time

When you got ready

To depart

You hugged me

As if it was our last

Your lips stayed on mine

Pouring all the love

In your heart

I had a premonition

It didn’t feel like separation

Was more of abscission

Coz I didn’t give you

I made you my heart

And then you never returned

And never did my heart

They couldn’t find your remains

Here I have it in my hands

The very same uniform

PS: inspired by a true life event. My respect for our men in uniform grew by 10 folds when I heard this incomplete love story.

© Sakshi Gangwani 2018

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29 thoughts on “Your Uniform

  1. क्या ख़ूब…

    वहाँ ख़ून भी मेरा बहा है…
    यहाँ आँसू भी मेरे बह रह हैं…
    यहाँ ख़ून भी मेरा आक्रोश में हैं…
    वहाँ ख़ून भी मेरा इंक़लाब में शामिल था…

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    1. Beautiful lines …… thank you for sharing Rohit


  2. True martyrs of our country, they deserve the respect of every citizen. My heart reaches out to the families of these brave soldiers. 🙏🙏

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  3. Its just been so heart breaking to witness whatever is happening post attack. The country lost its soldiers, its an irrecoverable loss for the families of the martyrs and also every single person of this country and ever since the narrative has been shifting from there to every irrelevant point which can be fathomed possibly.
    I have been trying to keep those emotions inside but your poem just couldn’t let me
    Thanks for sharing this.

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    1. So true ….those are my sentiments too …. didn’t feel like posting anything else today. Thank you for reading dear

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  4. poetryfromtheinkwell February 15, 2019 — 12:50 pm

    A most beautiful tribute, Salkshi. Brave are those who fight in the name of freedom and protection of their nations and give their lives freely.

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    1. Thank you so much for reading this ……it’s so unfortunate that our Nobel men have to give up their precious lives in the hands of terrorism

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      1. poetryfromtheinkwell February 15, 2019 — 4:09 pm

        You are welcome and thanks for posting it. Yes, it is terrible. I’ve been listening to what just happened in Kashmir – terrible.

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      2. poetryfromtheinkwell February 15, 2019 — 4:13 pm

        I know… so sad and senseless.

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  5. My tears are all I can render for them.. such a warm and beautiful tribute for the unsung but real heroes Sakshi.. 💕

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    1. And I have been holding back all this while…..😢😢

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      1. I can understand well..

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  6. Still clueless about what had one said while informing to the loved ones of our martyrs.. A huge respect to our soldiers

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    1. So true ……..a pain unimaginable 😢. Thank you for reading

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  7. Such beautiful lines, touching sentiments …

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    1. Thank you so much Pragal 😊🤗

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  8. Amazing post. Soul touching. Do visit my post ‘Lahu Ke Do Rang’ dedicated to the martyrs of 14/02/19 Pulwama Kashmir, on the below link
    The above link is followed with a youtube video too on that page once opened.

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    1. Thank you so much for reading and stopping by… I sure will


  9. It heart-rending! No words or prayers can ever make up for the families of our martyred soldiers are going through.

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    1. So true …… It’s so sad …the more you read the worse it gets

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  10. Captures the pain in full measure.

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    1. Thank you so much for reading 😊


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