May 21, 2018

Identity


If they stop and ask you who you are
Give them no reply
Let them search you for your identity, you have none
Free souls do not belong to any religion
Caste, creed, gender- nothing matters
You fly beyond these boundaries
Demarcating triage and high-risk zones
If they stop and ask you who you are
Give them no reply
Show them the colour of your blood instead
Ask them if it's any different from theirs
Or from that shed at the battleground
Ask if they don't smile on seeing a loved one
Or hope to see their family safe every single day
Just like you do
Ask if they wouldn't light the world on fire
To avenge the rape of their daughter, the murder of their wife
Just like you would
If they stop and ask you who you are
Give them no reply
Not until they tame the demon in their eyes
Not until they destroy the bias in their soul