Ode to Soldiers

Republic Day is celebrated on 26th January every year in India to honour the constitution of India which came into force on 26th Jan in 1950.

As India celebrates its 70th Republic day, I pen down this prose with immense pride and love for my country and countrymen .Being an Army Officer’s daughter, patriotism runs through my blood.

Here's an ode to all martyrs and servicemen. Jai Hind !!

Facing adversities, soldiers risk their life, 
Remember,they too could have stayed back and enjoyed with family and wife.
Family, holidays and pursuits of pleasure sacrificed in a trice, 
Nation is in safe hands but at what price.
Cats have nine lives, A soldier has only one, 
Beyond the call of duty, that’s sacrificed even.
Sometimes he gets a mention depending upon the occasion, Pardon the pun, the deed is done.
The bugle has played the last post, the deed is done,
A mother has lost her brave son.
All those in places mighty and high, once in a while, why can’t you think it could have been ‘I’?
A soldier has done what he must,Let not his sacrifice go to dust
Nation is safe at a price,
Let’s honour the supreme sacrifice.