They chose to serve, didn’t they?
Why respect them more for the career they chose
– And so say my citizens
They joined Army to die didn’t they?
Why such hue and cry when they do die?
– And so say my politicians
They knew the danger of their job didn’t they?
Isn’t death inevitable part of their choice?
– And so say my bureaucrats
They oppress the ‘poor terrorists’ and die of retribution
They violate the ‘human rights’ of people who kill
– And so say my intellectuals
Their ‘insignificant’ death can run as scroll below
They are less than the abuses of leaders we discuss
– And so say my journalists
They die for our ‘flag’ but we will not salute it
They come back wrapped in our ‘flag’- big deal!
– And so say my students
They are trained to help us when nature strikes
They should be pelted with stones when flood subsides
– And so say my ‘people’
They donn olive and colour me red saving life of my ‘billions’
Yes they do their job and do it well!