They were neatly lined up on the school grounds
Quiet and still as all the students were being brought out one by one
There was chaos everywhere but here even the air stood still
Not a leaf fluttered, not a bird chirped, as if it feared breaking the silence
Once the smallest of the students was brought out, the parents were allowed in
And suddenly there was a loud cry that pierced through the stillness
Mothers collapsed and families grieved as they identified their children
A bomb had ripped through the school,
A nurturing place which had been a sanctuary for children to grow and bloom
Teary eyes asked endless questions
How has my child’s death brought victory to any nation or ideology?
Even the gods in heaven bowed in shame
As the grieving hearts asked “How will my child’s murder promote you or your name?”
Linking this post for A-Z challenge from Blogchatter for the letter G
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Even now I remember the fear that gripped my heart when I saw the bombs blow up during the Mumbai Bomb Blasts. I was in my balcony and saw smoke coming from different parts of the city and was hoping that the children were safe in their school. Thankfully they were but there were two blasts in the vicinity…..
Yes as a parent it’s terrifying to think what kind of a world we are leaving for our children
reminded me of the attack in one of Pakistan’s schools. True, how could killing innocent lives win a war?
Neha this is so sad and touching. Yet we are helpless and it is so frustrating to know that this happens, everywhere. What does the killing of innocents bring? That too a child? Heartfelt post. Do read my short story for the #atozchallenge https://smitasangle.wordpress.com/2017/04/08/b-is-for-bangles-a-tale-of-a-bride-dowry-atozchallenge/
Powerful story Neha! Its one of most horriffic acts committed in guise of fighting for one’s liberation!
Theme: Peregrination Chronicles (travel)
G is for Grape Stomping in Bangalore #atozchallenge
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This is so sad.
Very sad and a bitter truth of our society. How can people do this to others and especially kids. It makes me wonder “where are we heading to?”