Thursday, 26 November 2009

Remembering the Martyrs...Mumbai Terror Attack 26/11

[Hotel Taj Mahal, Mumbai; Picture Credit:Internet, Edited by Anukriti Sharma]
Yellowed pages of a book...
Hatred lies in every nook.
Like petals of withered flowers;
Darkness envelopes Mumbai for 59 hours.
Tears devoid of all pain...
These clouds refuse to rain!
Beautiful eyes veiled in hate...
Love that can only suffocate!

[Hotel Taj Mahal; Picture clicked by Anukriti Sharma]

The flames are silent...
Peace is violent...
The tears are frozen....
Death instead is chosen...

[Kasab; Picture Credit:Internet; Edited by Anukriti Sharma]

Terrorists attack Oberoi Trident and Taj Mahal Hotel,
Helpless people lifelessly bid the world farewell!
Nariman House, Vile Parle, Napean Sea Road...
Under the sieges of bombings explode...
Cama Hospital, Leopold Cafe, Mazgaon, CST...
Broken walls and struggling lives form a deadened debris!

[Cafe Leopold, Colaba; Clicked by Anukriti Sharma]

Thousands injured, hundreds dead...
Dead bodies form a human pyramid!
The innocent have died...

Leaving their shadows behind!

[Nariman House after the attack; Picture Credit: Internet]

The bodies need a place to bury...
Bullets and bombings consumes them in fury!
Their ashes are gathered and collected...
Though their souls are eternally rejected!
Hatred, anger, greed and desire...
Ignites in terrorists a corrupt fire!

[Martyrs of the Attack; Picture Credit: Internet; Edited by Anukriti Sharma]

Karkare, Kamte, Salaskar...martyrs of the attack...
Can anything ever bring their lives back?
Uniformed men, civilians and hotel staff fight,
Against the hatred that these terrorists ignite...
NSG commandos, ATS officials and policemen,
Fight for our lives against those ''Ten''!

[The Ten Terrorists; Picture Credit: Internet]

Terrorists, LeT and Kasab still live on...

Though Unnikrishnan is dead and gone!

No place to love, no place to live in,

Life itself has become a sin!

Death instead finds solace...

Defaced forever is our face!

[CST devastated after the attack, Picture Credit: Internet]

Faces splattered with blood...

War has found a New World!

Shards of old glass bangles,

This world lies in tangles!

Abandoned streets, Stinking little alleys...

Terrorism now lies beyond the valleys!

[Bullet Shot, Leopold Cafe, Clicked by Anukriti Sharma]

Chaos, crime and confusion...

Lack of cultural diffusion!

The sea has turned eternally red!

Every God is lost and dead.

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33 comments/suggestions:

Rachit said...

indeed a true tribute to the martyrs :) ..superbly written anu :)

Roshmi Sinha said...

Excellent poem. Very poignant.

A wonderful tribute to our real heros and martyrs.

Jai Hind!

zazo said...

Don't take it other way but your post really scrubbed that year old yet fresh wound.

I will say, keep this flame burning,leave this wound uncured, there is no way I could see anywhere. Let us atleast remember that pain and loss. Oneday for sure we will wake up.

Great post Anu, I appreciate your deep thoughts and your lovely writing.

Keep it up! and thank you for this wonderful tribute.

ann said...

anu u r simply great...........u have successfully brought in the right words to revive our minds...and ignite the hatred against terrorism afresh

prasoon said...

a real tribute f all Martyrs ...

prasoon said...

awesome poetic endeavour..
i must say

Shravan said...

erm.. soryy about not reading the post.. but yup, the pics tagged as clicked by Anukriti Sharma are too good esp the bullet shot one :) anr reading zazos comments, cheers :) we will never forget and we will never forgive :)

Hina said...

"Peace is violent" Ingenuous!

Well-articulated feelings...I have been to Mumbai just once...but share your love for the city...26/11 thus trebly appalls and offends...as a lover of the Maximum City...as an Indian...and as a human being.

May better sense prevail.

Jeet said...

You have prettified a complex incident.

Your 'disillusionment'--fueled by the collective ranting of Dr Roy, Dr Dutt, Dr Sardesai and other bourgeois symbols of power--is justified.

But do you ever stop to think why 19-year-old boys would do such things?

With due respect, please get some perspective.

Kavitha Raju said...

Anukriti,
You do not know me. I work in your Dad's office. No writing has affected me the way yours has today. I have found one more reason to lose sleep tonight. Good thoughts, good style of writing. But pain need not bring in bitterness. Be like a diamond. I know you will rise like a phoenix from the ashes.
With lots of blessings,
Kavitha Raju, Mumbai.

parul said...

beautifully imprented words,gorgeously enveloped emotions.. wildly seekin d existence,.. touched my eyes n d drops inside....

Ankush Samant said...

great composition! I just loved every bit of it......i am thankful for my bad habits of spooking around :P

Anonymous said...

Tears just slipped my eyes reading this memoir. Very well written tribute to our great real heroes and martyrs. MUMBAI ko mera namaste.

Jai HIND !!!

Take Care, Venu Kodari @ Hyderabad

Anonymous said...

Tears just slipped my eyes reading this memoir. Very well written tribute to our great real heroes and martyrs. MUMBAI ko mera namaste.

Jai HIND !!!

Take Care, Venu Kodari @ Hyderabad

deepika said...

your tribute is wonderfuly written...awakening emotions which unfortunately burn out over time..

MIG said...

very nice one

Anukriti Sharma said...

@MIG
Thank you :)

Rahul Bhatia said...

A very soulful and moving poem with profound truth. So much of blood spattered for what??

Subhorup Dasgupta said...

Very profound words, and a stimulating discussion. It is essential that we try and identify the Kasab within each one of us, the one who seeks therapy in songs like Kolaveri di. It is essential we work towards making our selves citadels of love, peace and harmony so that such incidents dont ever take place. I know the anger and the rage that comes with such incidents, but that is precisely the objective of such acts. If we give in to that hatred and venom, the terrorists have won.

zephyr said...

Spine-chilling and soul stirring. We stand mute at the senseless tragedy and the royal hospitality the killer is enjoying.

Marriagebook said...

every God is lost and dead, what a phrase to stop the pen. hell a lot of research and quality time has gone into it. a real tribute, must say.

matheikal said...

That was a tragic event indeed. Yet another man-made tragedy. Man and god together - great destroyers!

Ankit Sharma said...

This is a very realistic post. a true tribute to the most inhumane act ever did by a man. perfect writing...

Anonymous said...

A perfect Elegy , A perfect Tribute , very well written..................
"Sad it is ,to loose these people who were innocent...
The blazing bullets from their guns seemed incessant........
But let us resolve to bring justice to does unfortunate....
Kill does bastard who dared to Perpetrate.........."
---saikatmbka(http://campbuzzz.blogspot.com/)

Neeraj Kumar said...

poignantly beautiful.

Shinymist said...

great work Anukriti...keep it up

Harish said...

A heart throbbing poem.
Check out this video though, a great performance at CST, there's hope after all. Life shall resonate to the tune of our songs.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iyt16efRrBo

sriramnivas said...

The ugly face of terrorism and the spirited resurrection of the Mumbaikars is well portrayed in this poem. Hats off to your noble creation!!!

From: www.sriramnivas.com

the critics said...

those verses spoke a lot...from the horrible events of a day to the reality that we choose upon and face upon in life....i love your works...here particularly i loved it more...read through those verses many a time

Anonymous said...

best tribute to these heroes will be.....

1] hang kasab naked in front of Taj hotel.

2]burn pictures of 10 those islamists terrorists every sunday infront of trident-oberoi.

3] send filthy, hate letters to families of those 10 Islamic Pakistani terrorists

umashankar said...

A grim refresher of the gory hours, morbid animals and the slain lambs and martyrs. Sadly, humans never learn.

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