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The Little Martyr

The military use of children takes three distinct forms: children can take direct part in hostilities (child soldiers), or they can be used in support roles such as porters, spies, messengers, look outs, and sexual slaves; or they can be used for political advantage either as human shields or in propaganda. 

(source : Wikipedia.com)

In our lives, being lived at some corner of the world, we would hardly realize some of the cruelest realities which demean the very name of human existence. Using children as feeds to nourish the heinous ambitions undefined is a sin beyond any sin.

They have their right to choose their future and the path towards peace and prosperity.



You would have known me as the kite runner

chasing the glitter of spun dreams in silk.

With innocence in sight and logic far behind,

I followed your steps knowing of no guilt. 

I knew of a world where prayers came true

in the stories sung by my beautiful mother.

Where she lies now, I just don’t know.

With dust of evil convince, I lost sight of her. 

You taught me to snatch from the destiny

as I was bound to be gagged and trampled.

In the omnipresent reality of our race,

you taught me to wear a soul crumpled. 

Children of God, with guns of terror.

Who disfigured the purity you had?

A world indebted by your sanctimonious blood.

How the absurd victorious would be glad?






  1. July 23, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    Disturbing piece. But close to reality.
    I wonder what area of human life does war leave unperturbed.

    • July 23, 2012 at 12:52 pm

      politicians make war….soldiers just die in them….and humanity pays….

  2. July 23, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    what kind of monster hands a child a gun?

    • July 23, 2012 at 4:18 pm

      a monster…who can’t love his own children..

  3. July 23, 2012 at 11:45 pm

    a disturbing fact of inhuman behaviour which shamelessly exists in the world… unknown to many ..still it is the truth.

    • July 24, 2012 at 9:00 am

      who takes the first step – the eternal question

  4. Aditi Chandak
    July 24, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    Beautiful words! And they touch just the right strings!
    PS : net’s not working for past week… So haven’t been able to read regularly! Sorry!

    • July 24, 2012 at 2:52 pm

      Hey Adi…thanks for dropping by ! 🙂

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