Thursday, November 27, 2008

Aren't we at war?

I went to sleep last night...
Mind numbed by insane violence..And God knows for how many others?
Familiar streets turned to shooting battles....And God knows for how many others?
My favourite sidewalks condemned to rubble...And God knows for how many others?
Blood bathed the roads I once walked.....And God knows for how many others?

A family huddles..one on a stretcher...bubbles of blood at the mouth...so many unsaid words...
One man falters...stumbles....life ebbs away.
A child stands over his dead parents...The world is suddenly so scary..A teddybear at his feet..
Speechless...dumbstruck..furious..all melt into wailing...wailing for the dead.

How can we allow this to happen time and time again? Doesn't it hurt to be such a vulnerable nation? To feel each bullet hit its mark...To know that nothing will be done.
Are the police dying in vain ? To save people, whom the authorities do nothing to protect?
Are we that scared to declare our common enemy? To rally around each other and hold hands?

Why can't the world end its willing blindness? Stand strong against cowards who maim...
If survival is our instinct...and freedom our right....freedom to live..

Then isn't this war? Isn't this a war on Humanity...?

Today I am saddened....And God knows how many others...
Our country is wounded...And God knows how many others...
Safety has no meaning for me today....And God knows for how many others...

I have lost someone I cared for.....And God knows,so have countless others....

6 comments:

Cynic in Wonderland said...

its completely insane. and its not ending. ive stopped watching tv. this carnage is unbearable.

mosilager said...

Every time we get attacked I think this is the last straw. Every time our leaders do not respond. Doesn't matter who's in power.

So this time... hopefully it will be different. This calls for a disproportionate response. If we don't respond this time I'm scared that the next attack will be nuclear. And nobody will be able to respond then.

Great post. You summed up my feelings.

Anali said...

This violence is so scary. When I first heard what was happening, I didn't really comprehend how bad things were. Then the news kept getting worse and worse. And it still doesn't seem to be over. I still don't think that I'm fully comprehending it all.

HellBound but Still Divine said...

It is a war against humanity.. but the biggest problem is that is waged by humans...

I dont understand that how these people dont understand that nothing can be accomplished by killing other humans..

Chaitali said...

the news i am constantly hearing and reading...makes my mind ache...goosebumps grow on me..its bad!

shilpa said...

Cynic.I know...thank God its finally over!Now lets see what they make of the mess..

Mosi..Thanks for the comment!I am horrified..no strike that...furious with the political angle that this attack is taking..Spare us the political vendetta this once..please!!!!!

Anali..No one can understand this kind of madness...Its terrifying.Im glad its over finally...

Hellbound...Yes I agree..its unbelievable..and very saddening to watch.What is now worse...is how the politicians are using this opp to rip us apart even more..

Chaitali..It is terrible.Luckily it now over..and hopefully we will see something decisive happen.I feel like we are at war...