We both left home at 18,
You cleared JEE, I got recommended.
You got IIT, I got NDA.
You persuaded your degree, I had the toughest training.
Your day started at 7 and ended at 5, Mine started at 4 till 9 and Some nights also included.
You had your convocation ceremony, I had my POP.
Best company took you and Best package was awarded. I was ordered to join my paltan With 2 stars piped on my shoulders.
You got a job, I got a way of life.
Every eve you got to see your family, I just wished i got to see my parents soon.
You celebrated festivals with lights and music, I celebrated with my comrade in bunkers.
We both married,
Your wife got to see you everyday, My wife just wished i was Alive.
You were sent to business trips, I was sent on line of control.
We both returned,
Both wives couldn’t control their tears, but
You wiped her but,
You hugged her but,
Because I was lying in the coffin,
With medals on my chest and,
Coffin wrapped with tricolor.
My way of life ended…
We both left home at 18 🇮🇳
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