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Oh' Kashmir Concluded

Concluding Part of

Oh’ Kashmir  - Last Part 2

One grave mistake was 
Shown by the decision makers 
Of Kashmir,
To convert the green valley,
Into a valley of concrete 
Dams, buildings and houses,
Were built on places, 
Which were the nourishing orchards of Nature.  ..08
Changed by the greedy lovers of money,
The builders,
Who built tall buildings and dams,
At the cost of destroying 
Brooks and streams,
Lakes and forests, the serene hills
And the meadows,
Which always reminds us, 
As the playground of shepherds,
Without caring for 
Trees, plants, animals and seasons,
Which always remains the back bone 
Of every civilization.   09

Another grave mistake was
That when some people were trying  
To drive out, 
Several thousands of those innocents,
Who were the inhabitants of Kashmir,
'The Kashmiri Pandits'.

Those who were living there, 
In Jammu and Kashmir, 
Since thousands of years,
Couldn’t get any solid support, 
From their friends and neighbors,
When they were forced to leave Kashmir,
And their friends and neighbors,
Who could have stopped the miscreants. 10

But the others remained only 
A silent spectator, 
While watching the destruction,  
Of their friends and neighbors, 
By those, who wanted to make,
Their own separate heaven,
Without the presence, 	
Of the blooming smiles,
Of these innocents,
Who were their friends, their intimates,
And their childhood companions.  11

Since a long time,
These people in exile
Are living in roofless homes,
With tents on their heads,
They were ignored and were thrown out,
As if, they were not humans,
And not the oldest inhabitants of the valley.  12

Even after the flood of fifth September 
When the army men were trying, 
To put a healing balm,
Even at the cost of their lives,
On the suffering masses,
Trapped in the disastrous flood, 
During the floods havoc prime time,
Some people were throwing stones,
On choppers and on these men in service,
So that the suffering masses, 
May not get, 
The life giving water, foods and medicines. 13 

Perhaps the Nature has not liked,
Some of these actions,
And has shown its anger,
As never before in the history of this land,
To make us realize, 
The serious follies and mistakes. 14

Ravindra K Kapoor
Kanpur India 17th Sept. 2014


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  1. Date: 10/19/2014 8:30:00 PM

    Thanks dear friend for your kind words. I wish that too. Thanks once again for going through poem. More on your page I will write any time tomorrow as I shall be on train till then. Love and best wishes always..Ravindra K Kapoor
  1. Date: 10/18/2014 9:36:00 AM

    wow, lots of stuff I did not know. And how sad that this tragedy occurred on the day of my birthday. I was not even aware of it, I rarely listen to news. sorry for your countrymen and I hope that they will heed nature's warnings in the future. GReat description of this problem.
  1. Date: 10/2/2014 12:10:00 PM

    It's always devastating when a flood occurs, you're a wonderful spokesman for truth and integrity, much love xxx
  1. Date: 9/17/2014 3:51:00 PM

    Bravo, Ravinda! A greedy Concept ignorant of the principle of life's Precept., Agape, Moses
  1. Date: 9/17/2014 2:23:00 PM

    monumental piece, ravindra... the images and historical references stun me.. huggs
  1. Date: 9/17/2014 9:51:00 AM

    Yes, I totally in agreement with you for wrong decisions, Ravindra
  1. Date: 9/17/2014 1:21:00 AM

    The devastating flood of Jammu and Kashmir of 5th Sept. 2014 has broken all records of the last 100 years. The heaven of Hills suddenly became a living hell within a span of 20 minutes. This Poem shows only some of the reasons which may have influenced the Nature to act, the way it has acted on 5th Sept. 2014 but the calamity for the people of J & K and for India is too grave and serious. My prayers for peace for all those who have lost their lives in this flood havoc....Ravindra K Kapoor