Just One Wrong Too Many
Many wrongs may go unaccounted for,
But just one other may be one too many.
One bold sacrifice can stop many
Extra judicial killings,
As that of Major Sinha's.
One silent death in a state prison
Can stop many torturous murders
As that of Mushtaq Ahmed's.
Just one spark can ignite
A huge forest fire,
That would devour the woodlands
The dark room's door is now a little ajar,
Letting only some rays in.
The rays represent the Sun
Which indeed seems not afar;
The doors will soon open apart
And allow the light of truth to rush in.
02 March 2021
POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
Major Sinha (Retired) was killed by the Police without provocation. It aroused public agitation and as a result, some guilty Police personnel were arrested and prosecuted. They are under trial now. Mushtaq Ahmed was killed in state custody at a high security prison. He was a freelance writer and photographer. His death has sparked off public agitation under which the country is reeling now.
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