Theme: Salute

Gun

by Aparna Chatterjee
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Twenty-one
Gun salute
To commemorate
A day.

What about
The birds?

Don't they
Get scared
Away?

What is this
Commemoration
When it spreads
Trepidation?

Why guns
Are needed
To give a
Salute?

It's time to
Do away with
This dated
Practice of
Gun-salute.

It hurts the birds
Don't scare them
With such loud sounds.
It's time we heard them
Why blast their peace
And smother them with
Fear - why make them
Mute with our twenty-one
Gun salute?

For the sake of nature,
Let us do away with this
Pompous practice of gun
Salute.
There'll be less of noise
Pollution, and peace will
Prevail if we do some silent
Contemplation, observation,
And introspection on the day
Of commemoration.....

10-Jun-2019

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