Monday, 7 October 2013

The Martyr

The Martyr
Lotus blooms only in mud
bleeding wounds do give solace
colour, caste, religion matter not
flag of pride and ownership do.

Nectar and poison drawn
from churning a rouge entity,
for everyone to reap
gruff of a lion is enough for sheep
yet clever is fox in numerous garbs.

Poison of hatred everywhere
drink like Neelkantha*,spare the nectar
for those, who need it the most
heaven is hidden somewhere there
raise the bar there is nothing to fear
your body may be consigned to flames
But not YOU, never ever.
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*Hindu religious scriptures (mainly Shiv Puran) say that during the great churning of sea by Gods and Demons, nectar and poison both were produced . None was prepared to consume poison (Halahal) but that had to be consumed otherwise that would have made entire sea poisonous. So Lord Shiva took the poison for the benefit of all but did not swallow it and kept it in his throat making his entire neck bluish . The Lord since then came to be known as ‘Neel Kantha ‘ ( Having Blue coloured throat) also.
 A martyr is also like  Lord Shiva who gulps down/ embraces the poison of Martyrdom so that people of his/her land of his/her country remain safe. Enemy country is like a sheep which dare not take on direct confrontation but send terrorists who come in various disguises. These terrorists sometimes succeed in their misadventures succeeding in killing brave soldiers fighting for their motherland.


  1. Comments on the poem received via

    Inas Essa

    Very well written, thanks for sharing.
    Valsa George

    Yes, someone has to be the saviour or martyr for others to live in peace! When we undertake some sacrifice for the commmon good, much of our comforts and even our existence may be in peril, but the inner entity in us will be enriched. Here I am reminded of Mahathmaji! A great narration with a lofty theme! !
    Wahab Abdul

    this poem of yours is different from rest of your narration, in styles and tones...plot quite good...use of language is modern too....movement of thoughts quite praise's a great successful poetry! Kudos to it 10
    Ramesh Rai

    A great write sir. Lord Shiva consumed poison, so he is Mahadev. in one of my poem THE PAINS OF A POET i have written the far about the title concern n first two stanza, it gives an universal message to lead the life being free from all inferior complexities. lotus blooms in mud xactly rose blooms in thorn. a good definition of martyr is composed here. loved your ink.
    Abhishek Kumar

    Informative poem with a great message...liked it: -)
    Deepak Sawhney

    A good free flowing poem with a great message. However, you may wish to focus a little on the technical aspect on the format of 4,5,7 lines in stanzas. Rhyme or free flow is your personal choice.
    Pradip Chattopadhyay

    colour, caste, religion matter not
    flag of pride and ownership do.

    finest way to sum up a profound truth, mostly ignored!
    a great poem indeed.
    Lucifera Santez

    well written,
    loved it.
    Neela Nathdas

    I know the story, but never read in such a beautiful form.
    Bharti Chandwani

    beautiful poem..........inspirational, ethical n touch of epics...wonderful.

    Queeny Gona
    Wonderful write dear Sir. Tunnelled the depths of epics..

  2. Comments received via facebook

    Muzzammil Shah
    Simply great lines on martyr.

    Shahzia Batool
    martyr does not die eternal death...your writing is with a spiritual touch i have a good reason to feel familiar with!

    Mrittika Das
    simply great

  3. Today at 3:55 PM
    Interesting ! Once the link opened , I read the earlier blogs too. Sir you have a lucid style, easy on the eye, yet profound.

    (via e-mail dt.10-10-2013)

  4. Amit Dahiyabadshah Ohhh Tribhuwan Kaul You have just produced your finest lines yet. Waah!
    October 8 at 8:56pm via mobile •

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