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Our Promises Our Vows

by Uttam Gill (writer), BOMBAY(MUMBAI), November 09, 2011

It is about a soldier who is thinking about his past and the last moments of his death


Piercing the darkness stealthily

I remembered my past

Many disjointed moments, joining again in my thoughts

Perhaps it would be last.

Nothing has been changed since long

The only difference is my sweated uniform

I could feel the same breeze

Under the familiar sky

The Moon, The Star, I adore nature’s beauty without a scar.

Bushes, shadows, trees are still the same;

Cover for me now with a different name

I remembered my friends, my handshakes, my promises my vows

If I come back I would fulfill those

I never knew how long I walked I never knew how long I thought

I woke up with a cry

Bullet pierced through my thigh

Before I could drop on the floor

The bullet pierced through my chest once more

I realized I have been hit

I fired back to show my grit

They fired back but they missed

My strength gave up and fell down

I looked at The Moon, The Stars.

From my wound blood gushing out over the grass

Is this an end of many hand shakes, promises and vows?

Would it be forgotten for ever?

Dawn is breaking to its glory

Perhaps with a different story

Star vanishing with a dawn

Me too and I gave a last moan

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Uttam Gill is a writer for BrooWaha. For more information, visit the writer's website.
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By Angie Alaniz on November 09, 2011 at 10:12 pm

Very profound and could see it happening.

Makes me wonder, if you were ever a soldier?

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By Uttam Gill on November 10, 2011 at 04:56 am

Thanks My Barb...I rememeber my fallen buddies...Thanks for your comments...Feel so honored

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By Uttam Gill on November 10, 2011 at 05:05 am

Yes, I was a soldier...I wrote this poem way back When I was a young lieutenant and I lost my brother officer in counter Insurgency operation in an ambush

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By Uttam Gill on November 10, 2011 at 05:06 am

Thanks Angie for you comments

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