Posted by SK Rajeshwari
( I wrote this post to express my deepest remorse and heartache regarding the heart wrenching massacre of Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014 in which about 132 innocent school children were mercilessly murdered at Army Public school in Peshawar, Pakistan.The Taliban gunmen have given us all a reason strong enough to question whether they are even humans.For a country already weary of never ending terrorist attacks it was like applying a salt-spread on fresh wounds.May the almighty put some fear in the hearts of these cold-blooded beasts. And may those little angels rest in peace.)
With hopes dashed,
Dreams shattered into fragments
Little souls tormented by fears
Have left the sadistic earth,
Uncertain whether they wish for rebirth
For the world seems not to change.
Nursing its animosity and hatred for the mankind
The world is headed well on its way towards doom,
And in its meaningless war of religion and politics
It has forgotten the sacredness and beauty of humanity,
To undoubtedly perish in the days to come.
Those little souls were the most precious gifts of nature,
Yet they were brutally burned
In the fire of the spleen of those barbarous monsters.
Even millions of prayers and apologies
Are not enough to bring them back
For they are gone forever,
Never to return.
What remains is just their blooded footprints on the sands of time.
They were supposed to live, learn and explore
Yet they have been sent to the lifeless pages of history.
However I am glad that the world put me out of my illusion
And I can already put a full-stop to my quest for humanity.
For the world never seems to get tired of giving
instances of its brutality.