Is my Existence known to you?


It was a stormy night, unlike many nights. Confined was the degree of stars that came to visit that darkness and moon in its childlike spirit was playing hide and seek with clouds. Wind was upset, upset enough to evoke the same emotion in anything and everything coming in its way.

Such a fascinating night, everybody, moon and stars and wind under the same sky, yet diverse, similar to humans who are similar to each other in their dissimilarities.

“When will I get an off from my duty!”, I wondered, staring at a picture in my hand.As I stepped out of my tent with a picture loosely held between my middle and ring finger, it seemed nature was singing a lullaby for me,

I know you’d go thousands of miles
if given a chance
to protect what you ought to,

I know you want to cry
for it’s been a long time
that you did not see those gladsome rays,

I know it’s been hard for you
serving your duty
leaving your loved ones far behind this journey of yours,

I know you are desperate
to see, to touch, to hug that picture
if only it could turn into real.

I gave a glance to that picture again. Noticed the twinkling in those eyes, slight curves on those lips. Mesmerized I got by that only picture. Sun also wanted to have a look at those precious jewels of mine. It came above moon and brought its friends, few rays, only to make my eyes realize another pride of my life, Indian flag hoisted behind my troop.
It was then that I realized Sun was less interested in my picture, and more in reminding me of who I actually am.

My eyes moistened.

“Why does it become so difficult to keep my eyes off this picture sometimes. Why this flag seizes my attention whenever I am with them, virtually”, a question that boggles me up every time this happens.

“Cause you are the protecting shield of your mother, your brother and your wife in that picture. Protector of their friends, their neighbors, their relatives. You are the protector of your nation, your India. You cannot let any weakness overcome the courageous and selfless part of you”, said the soldier within me.

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This realization reminds me of my crying wife and mother whose faces I have not seen in last two years, a period which seemed like a decade, but also of the oath that I took on the very first day of my job, to not let anything weaken me.

Do they, my fellow countrymen realize the sacrifices I make for them? Am I celebrated by them? Is my existence even known to them?

I came inside.

It was just a matter of few minutes when these questions lead me to a state of slumber, then an explosion made me hop of my bunk. That only picture flew off my fingers and made its way out of the tent.
The moment I got out of my tent to grasp it, I got hit by some seven or eight or more bullets and then another explosion in front of my eyes sent me to that unwanted, longest slumber of my life from where I could never return.

My only longing was to see them, my family, for the last time but I couldn’t. Maybe to make it easier for them to let go off me in a slightly painless way.

But what piques me up even after my demise – Was my existence even known to millions of them for whom I sacrificed my only life?

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P.S.Uri attack is one of the saddest attacks in the history of “How life is conquered by death in its least expected moment”.
Dedicated to that soldier, be it Indian or German or American or for that matter of fact of any country in this world, who sacrifices his/her life for us and asks only for respect in return.

“They fought the enemy, we fight fat living and self-pity.
Shine, o shine, unfalsifying sun, on this sick scene.”
 -Marianne Moore

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Copyright © 2016 by Idle Muser. All rights reserved.

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48 Comments Add yours

  1. Shitijsharma says:

    That was powerful xD

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    1. Idle Muser says:

      Thank you Shitij. 🙂

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  2. Kavita Chavda says:

    Sad 😦
    I loved the content.
    You write amazing really,

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Idle Muser says:

      Thanks Kavita. It was tough to pen down sadness.

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      1. Kavita Chavda says:

        But you did it so well 🙂

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  3. Tenacity T says:

    This is so good! So well written.

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    1. Idle Muser says:

      Thanks a lot girl. 🙂

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  4. I think your blog is simple and stunning. The design is beautiful and I don’t have words enough for your content. It’s very good. Keep up the great work! ❤

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    1. Idle Muser says:

      Thank you Ishika for going through my work.😘
      I am gratified that you enjoyed your reading.😊

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      1. I think many of us think soldiers are these mean fighting machines who are bred to kill. But your post beautifully brought out the emotion of these wonderful people who fight not because they hate the enemy across the border but because they love the people who stand behind them.

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        1. Idle Muser says:

          Absolutely Ishika.👍
          It’s their love which makes them what they do, not their hatred.

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  5. fromdreamtoplan says:

    Hi! Happy to have found your blog! I love the layout, the style the content…everything! I’ve read some of your posts and I can’t wait to read more! Looking forward to following you 🙂

    Lisa | http://www.fromdreamtoplan.net/

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    1. Idle Muser says:

      Thank you so much Lisa for giving my write-ups your time. And I’m glad you liked them too.😊
      Aditi!

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      1. fromdreamtoplan says:

        My pleasure! 🙂

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  6. shreyans says:

    Incredible display of emotions, so powerful..great job..
    Shreyans

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    1. Idle Muser says:

      Thank you so much Shreyans.😊

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    1. Idle Muser says:

      Thank you Vivian!😃
      I loved your About page.😘
      Wanted to like it but there was no option of liking it.

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  7. Josh says:

    Respects and Salutes!

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    1. Idle Muser says:

      Yes Josh.
      These saviours deserve most of these.

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  8. Simon says:

    This is really powerful.

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    1. Idle Muser says:

      I’m glad you liked it Simon.😊
      I tried to pay my gratitude to those almighty selfless heroes through this writing.

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      1. Simon says:

        I did and I think you did an almighty job 😃

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  9. zenyswords says:

    Hi!! I’ve nominated you for 3 days 3 quotes challenge.check the link below
    https://zenyswords.wordpress.com/2016/10/11/three-days-three-quotes-challenge-day-2/

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    1. Idle Muser says:

      Thanks much. Will participate in it soon.☺

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  10. Tony says:

    So beautifully written, thanks

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    1. Idle Muser says:

      Thanks to you Sir for giving my writing your time!😊

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      1. Ulingana says:

        please… I am not a ‘formal’ person, my name is Tony 🙂

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      2. Tony says:

        sorry..the comment below is me, I was logged in as my other blog id 🙂

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        1. Idle Muser says:

          Oh!
          But from the first comment itself I recognized that it was you Tony cause it was from your original id’s name only.😊

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          1. Tony says:

            ah of course! It’s confusing having two blogs!! I don’t recommend it. I have to do it because they both have different purpose. Have a lovely day 🙂

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  11. The respect and the regard for those unknown soldiers reflects in your beautiful write up. A salute to all the brave soldiers, the unsung heroes!!

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    1. Idle Muser says:

      Thank you Radhika for your appreciation.☺
      Words are not enough to express our gratitude to these unsung heroes.

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  12. sk0611blog says:

    Beautifully rendered!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Idle Muser says:

      Thank you Sir!😊

      Like

  13. my valiant soul says:

    Good one

    Liked by 1 person

  14. Cezane says:

    Quite in deep awe of your writings! You stun me. ☺

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Idle Muser says:

      Thank you so much Cezane.
      I’m glad you like them. 😊

      Like

  15. The Insider says:

    How beautifully u written this 👍
    Keep writing 🎩🔝

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      1. The Insider says:

        Next part of story published in hindi…did u read it ?

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        1. Idle Muser says:

          Not yet. But will go through it soon.
          It would be great if you could just share the story’s link with me.😊

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