I am a teacher by profession
Being sick with the monotony of life
I resort to a brief hiatus
To explore and enjoy the bosom of nature
The beauty nature offer an amazing affair
I am an avid lover of her beauty
It intoxicates me with an intriguing symphony!
Once I was visiting by train to enjoy hilly region
It always enables me to expand my horizon
I love to observe the contrast of blue and green
Where sky and land surface creates a mystic rhythm!
Suddenly on the mid of my way
My journey obstructed while I was travelling in the railway
In an utterly desolate place, in an unknown station, it abruptly halted
Feeling restless, I disembarked from my couch in utter vexed.
Watching the beauty even dark night offer
Where stars are dazzling in the sky
As if declaring their entity in rapture
The ambiance with woods in and around
The contrast which engulfed me only to astound!
Suddenly a group of people encompassed me
The person opposite to my face started to interrogate me
Who am I, from where I am coming and what my destination is?
One asked me with inquisitiveness
How I am feeling in the available ambiance?
I retorted, ‘lovely, surely engulf majority with its intriguing enigma’
One retaliated, ‘do you think you will be successful to cause such anathema?’
One of them suddenly slapped on my face in retribution
Asking me gruffly, ‘what exactly your aspiration?’
I am utterly flummoxed what they intend to know?
They only whispering to take me to their custody to make blow
One of them ordered me to follow him
I felt extremely fear for his dictating whim
Then they forced me to divulge my nexus
With the people who blew away the railway tracks to cause ruckus.
I expressed my ignorance
Having no clue what they intend to know
They no longer desired to buy my plea of innocence
They are regimented people, only carrying abhorrence
Towards the citizens who are their own nationals
I am at a loss by observing their confusing belligerence!
One suddenly put a pistol on my temple
Intimidating me to kill
If I ignore to toe to their will
I am only now thinking of bullet made of lead
An element of toxic nature can paralyze cerebral of anyone in excess limit
Are they victim of lead poisoning?
That they cannot discriminate ordinary citizens from extremists?
I have explained to my students
Origin of state in numerous occasions
Not knowing exactly how state can take toll of innocent’s life
This is also endowed by nature, an inherent right
Out of only suspicion, kill
What an example of egregious expression! We have to bear still!
Is this the state we aspire to live on
Where ordinary citizens life at stake, how difficult to reckon
I love my country, I love my state
But, state doesn’t love me, this I cannot assimilate!
I love peace, I hate feud
I failed to observe both lies on one in crude
In continuous strife one may change into other
Thus, perhaps absolute peace never exists in any structure.
Suddenly one of them showed sympathy on me
After examining my journey tickets and photo-identity
He apologize for the ordeal I faced
Allowed me to go free with haste.
But, the lead, a foreign element
Not native of Earth
Made an impact on my cerebral too
Without any dearth
I am engrossed in a thought
Why bullets are made of lead used for such wrath!
I inhale enough lead through by breathe
Is the air around me so polluted to cause a painful wreathe
I am feeling extremely suffocated
Not knowing how I can get air with less impurity to accelerate!