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Indian Singh

Hiding in the trench in the French sand, Indian Singh fights like a British soldier. It seems it is the ending of the universe. Dark curls of smoke rise up - cradles are shattered, and buildings collapsed. Roar of the war planes gobble all the shrieks by the mothers and their mothers in a jiff. Wounds play a sad raga on the strings in the throats of some fallen military men. Indian Singh seeks his sweet lady among the golden corns in a Punjabi wheat field during the horrible silent interval. A red salwar kameez flutters in the day dream. A sudden roar makes him raise his rifle. Though he is Britain’s adopted son, he fights for his new mother with true love. She opens with a smile the creaking gate to the ecstasy of reunion- soon this smile is scattered like a phial in an explosion. She waited for him with the same verve for years and years in vain, until the earth worms claimed her wrinkled body one day. Thousands of memorial stones were erupted here and there after the First World War, but not a single stone remains to honor his valor. (Winner poem on exhibition in Liverpool University, U K. It was also presented on Anzac Day at Auckland Museum,New Zealand. It also appeared in 'Selected Poems Anthology 2014 by Pendle War Poetry, U K)

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Date: 10/18/2016 7:17:00 PM
Congratulations on your First Place win, Fabiyas! Well done. Sandra
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FABIYAS M V
Date: 10/18/2016 8:30:00 PM
Thank you, Sandra! Have a good day!
Date: 10/18/2016 9:02:00 AM
Sad and thought provoking, well done!
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Date: 10/18/2016 11:29:00 AM
Thank you, Anna
Date: 10/18/2016 8:17:00 AM
Fabiyas, this is a magnificent piece. Thanks for sharing it here. There are so many, who gave so much, and were then forgotten.
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Date: 10/18/2016 11:29:00 AM
Thanks, John!
Date: 10/18/2016 12:10:00 AM
Congratulations on a fine first place win, Fabiyas. Regards, Viv
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FABIYAS M V
Date: 10/18/2016 11:26:00 AM
Thank you, Viv!
Date: 10/17/2016 3:04:00 PM
wow, great poem Fabiyas...congrats on your placement :)-luloo
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Date: 10/18/2016 10:23:00 AM
Thanks, Laura!