Siachen Avalanche

Siachen   Avalanche prose poem

Uploaded by Dr.Indu Nautiyal

O you callous peaks of Siachen
Cruel have been your whims
illogical and insane
beyond words
To unleash your deadly powers
on dutiful soldiers at work
was not an act of bravado
but the most condemnable deceit .
Look every sensitive heart
is in a state of shock
as to what had prompted you
to play a game so foul.
What was that evil impulse
that took you over so sudden
such a hard decision otherwise
Could not be your own action .
Or did you feel challenged
insecure or belittled
by the super human fortitude
displayed by those at post ?.
No they hadn’t been there
to challenge your sky high stature
to disrupt your silent solitude
or blemish your snowy splendor .
They had come trudging along
the tough mountain terrain
to guard the priceless posts
bordering their land of birth.
And keep a silent vigil
on and around the land
Lest some evil eye should dare
to desecrate the sacred sphere .
Yes , they were there to bear
the most inimical climate
to deliver their duty in earnest
in the spirit of religious rituals .
Then why did your cruel avalanche
hit them as enemies disguised
buried them down alive in ice
hiding their very existence .

But be not proud of disastrous assault
Though you’ve cut short their lives on the earth
The tales of their matchless courage and resolve
Will keep echoing for ever and ever
in the hearts of the hills and valleys there .

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Dr.Indu Nautiyal

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I have been a teacher for about four decades ,but even more than that , a student and learner all along --literature being my favourite subject with special love for poetry , a trait I seem to have inherited from my father,who was a very good poet ,it was he that instilled in me a deep love for poetry early in childhood . Starting as a science student ,I shifted to literature after graduation and and worked on Emily Dickinson's poetry for Doctoral degree. I don't claim to be a poet ,but do admit my inherent love for poetic utterances as and when I find them and sometimes feel inspired to give vent to my own emotions in words that seem to convey them .Honestly it happens quite effortlessly and also leaves me with an immense satisfaction .If it can be termed poetry ,all the more rewarding. .
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Wonderful poem, Kudos to all our soldiers who guard our country near Siachen. This is really so informative, let entire world read your poem.


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