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Sunday, April 15, 2012

What did you gain?



Today Kabul was attacked. As I watched the TV reports, memories of the ghastly 26/11 Mumbai attack came flooding back.
Again and again the same thought returns. What is the use of this hatred and violence ? In a short life of 60-70-80 years ( compared to the eternal universe !) , there is hardly enough time to love and serve, where then is the time for anything else? Thousands of young ,capable,brave youth of the world are getting misled on the wrong path due to lack of education and economic means. With the right guidance these could be leaders of the world. 

I wrote these few lines "What did you gain?" after 26/11 ,addressed to these youth.  The answers are not easy and quick to find, but they have to be found. Every individual who is calm and peaceful is one step closer to making the world peaceful and happy. I pray for a happy ,peaceful world.


What did you gain?
You could have been a leader
You had the faith, the passion, the purpose 
You chose the other path instead
Did you think of its outcome serious? 

You came to my country uninvited
Causing carnage and bloodshed
No one remembers you, if at all they hate you 
Glad actually that you are dead 

Those who trained you, now deny you 
Even your own country disowns you 
You were denied your very own soil
 Your family and friends had to flee too 

Every newspaper carried your battered picture
 Every survivor talks about your cruelty
You and your horrific actions
Boiling the blood of the entire humanity 

What were you promised for this ghastly act? 
Few thousand rupees, a place in heaven? 
Neither did you get one, nor the other
Of that I am very certain 

Heaven can be made on earth when you spread peace and joy 
Not found later when you inflict pain
To what cause was this life of yours
What did you gain? What did you gain?

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