‘Killed in the Crossfire’

As armoured vehicles surround the locality,
Breaking silence, doors and tranquility.

The boom of the blast pierces the heart,
Blowing fences and windows apart.

As gunshots wreak havoc,
The elderly feel the shock.

Many voices cry for eviction,
While deadly blasts create friction.

A father trying to save his newborn,
Jumps into the terrible brawl.

A bullet pierces his chest,
But, the parent tries his best.

Shielding his new born from death,
He lost his own breath.

Some say terrorist, some say traitor
As he departs to meet his creator.

Sahir Mir is a Delhi-based professional writer from Kashmir.

Featured image: Pariplab Chakraborty