Gen. VK Singh shares poem by an Ambala boy about a soldier’s courage and conviction

A poem about the courage and conviction of an Indian soldier:

We both left home at 18.
You cleared JEE
I got recommended
You got IIT
I got NDA.

You pursued your degree,
I had the toughest training.
Your day started at 7 and ended at 5
Mine started at 4 till 9
and Some nights also included
You had your convocation ceremony,
I had my POP.

Best company took you
and Best package was awarded
I was ordered to join my paltan
With 2 stars piped on my shoulders.
You got a job, I got a way of life.
Every eve you got to see your family,
I just wished i got to see my parents soon.

You celebrated festivals with lights and music,
I celebrated with my comrade in bunkers.
We both married,
Your wife got to see you everyday,
My wife just wished i was alive.
You were sent to business trips,
I was sent on line of control.

We both returned,
Both wives couldn’t control their tears,
but You wiped her but,
I couldn’t.
You hugged her but,
I couldn’t.

Because I was lying in the coffin,
With medals on my chest and,
Coffin wrapped with tricolour.
My way of life ended,
Your continued.
We both left home at 18.

– Advit Verma,
Army Public School, Ambala Cantonment

Shared by:
Gen. (Retd.) Vijay Kumar Singh
Union Minister of State for External Affairs
Government of India


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