Home did he come
that fateful day
But in a way too hard to believe
Wrapped in the Tricolor
Solemn and still .
And truly it was a befitting tribute
to a braveheart who put his life at stake
To ensure that his country is safe
with its honour and glory in tact .
For devotion to duty was his concern utmost
And fighting till last to foil the attack
Paying his flesh and blood as the cost
He set example of sacrifice supreme .
The strike having been foiled at last
The guns are silent and still for now
But the sounds of loss and anguish resound
around and in the home he lived .
The home had hoped he would some day
Come back alive ,secure and gay
But instead ,fell a bolt from the blue
And he was brought home that gloomy way .
Heaps of flowers and wreaths offered
Messages of sorrow and condolence
Are but poor solace to the bereaved
Shattered to the core by the deadly blow .
Words and gestures of sympathy
Can hardly lessen the grief profound
And what can possibly compensate
A loss beyond repair ,most unfortunate .
The only healing thought is that
He died in action for the country’s sake
And that will keep his name alive
In our minds and hearts for ever .