Bashyam Narayanan

Black Day For Some - Poem by Bashyam Narayanan

Came out of my room
Reached the sun bathing balcony
To derive benefits of solar warmth
That Saturday winter morning
While warming up
I happened to notice that black flag in shining satin
Fluttering with the cool breeze
Reminding me of the news
I just heard from TV
Someone down there is probably condemning
The act of the Government, more than mourning
A youth was hanged after his wife's mercy petition
Against his capital punishment got rejected
By the President
The back ground is too well known
Eleven years back in December
There was an attack by armed men on the Parliament,
Where elected representatives of this great democracy
Were attending the winter session
Killing a number of security personnel
Investigations led to the fact that
The person, who was hanged today, was behind
The attack and he only masterminded the attack
The nation wanted him to be punished as it saw
In this a design to destroy the very democratic process of the country
Almost all Indians welcome this decision
As it serves as a threat to those
Who nurse evil designs against the country
With a bold decision executed
It is a bright day for many Indians while
The black flag down there, of course, tells me that
It is a
Black day for some

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, February 9, 2013

Poem Edited: Saturday, February 9, 2013

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