autumn welcomed wintry nights
Chilly were the
gusts along deserted streets.
Typical were the
hours, family dinner was put
Aroma of Korma seeded
Atypical were the
reasons, of course, for latter
panic-stricken cries, agonized households.
the protectors of family
every woman and child.
locality, the cries “Braid Choppers”
girded, somehow, for family’s sake.
A window creaked,
followed some vibrations upstairs
With torches and
rods, in fear we stepped on our attic.
playful pigeons, troubled by flashes and shadows
of uncertainty, so called Sociality, yet again.
Followed it were
running footstep, few yards outside main gate
Rushed my dad, to
resolve uncertainty, so followed others’ sail.
“Don’t leave me
alone” was the voice along the house parking, my mom
Shattered was my psyche
to sense fear in her eyes, backbone o’ family.
Been years, the
Jhelum flows as of forever. Any fall makes me ponder
are potent to haunt psyche, for scars are yet very flimsy.
Blog posted on 22nd Jan, 2021 <> around 4 months ago