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Dreams Dare Not Come

Updated on July 28, 2017
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A Tribute to the kids of Peshawar


With one stroke someone broke the delicate vases
Into pieces that were so intact just before a moment.

With one stroke someone filled the air with all poison
That the environment has become so suffocating to live.

With one stroke someone has devastated the garden
That sweet fragrance now has turned into the foul smell.

With one stroke someone has robbed of beautiful sight
Wherever eyes go, nothing but sheer darkness dwells.

With one stroke someone has taken away all breathing
That life seems nothing but a deaf rock sitting stupor.

Will someone tell why someone snatches the laughter
That one cannot live without and cannot think without.

Can there be more precious a gem like the innocent smile
Of a kid that makes this insipid life heaven on earth itself.

Can there be more deep an ocean like the pulsating heart
Of a kid that rocked the heart of mom and gladdened dad.

What happiness and heaven one finds in all distractions
When kids have all that can be felt in the kingdom of God.

The whole wealth of the world and the mere touch of a kid
Can there be more blissful to find and more worthy to earn.

Why someone forgets that he too was an innocent child
And was hugged and loved more than beats of the heart.

With one stroke someone plunges into the deep abyss
With one stroke one creates the dreaded hell on earth.

No one but who lost the treasure that they possessed
Can fathom the worth what it was, and the bliss it was !

Why someone spreads such venom with the evil fangs
That mind dreads to think and dreams dare not come !

© Harish Mamgain


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      Harish Mamgain 2 years ago from India

      Yes Sir, what you say is so right. Kids are kids irrespective of any place they belong. If a man doesn't love kids, s/he cannot love God. Only a soulless guy can think of causing harm to them. Venkatachari M, thanks for your visit to this hub, presenting kind comments, and appreciating the poem.

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      Venkatachari M 2 years ago from Hyderabad, India

      Very great, touching to the heart lines. They were so brutal to kill such lovely kids. How could it be, people like us can never understand.

      It is a great tribute done by you. I really appreciate you. Awesome work.

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      Harish Mamgain 2 years ago from India

      Dana, you are such a kindred soul. The brutal killings of innocent kids is senseless and ignoble. Thanks for your visit to this hub and for appreciating this tribute to the kids.

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      Dana Tate 2 years ago from LOS ANGELES

      Very powerful and motivating piece of work here. A masterpiece!!

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      Harish Mamgain 2 years ago from India

      Thanks, Devika for your visit to this hub and for kind words. All good wishes and happiness to you in the coming New Year.

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      You have definitely brought out the sadness of such cases. Your true words explains it all. A Happy New Year to you!

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      Harish Mamgain 2 years ago from India

      My friend, this incident has created sadness all over the world. We all realize the true value of kids who are a great source of joy. How on earth could anyone conceive of such ignoble act as this one and execute it so cruelly ! Eiddwen, thanks for reading this tribute and for presenting such kind comments.

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      Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales

      You have indeed captured the sadness and incredulity of so many. Thank you for putting into words what so many feel .

      Eddy.

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      Harish Mamgain 2 years ago from India

      Yes, Audrey, this is a great tragedy of our times. This ghastly act has crossed all limits. Thanks for expressing such heartfelt sentiments.

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      Harish Mamgain 2 years ago from India

      Linda, can you imagine more than 140 children were massacred in Peshawar school that destroyed the world of as many parents. Thanks for appreciating this tribute to the innocent children.

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      Very moving write! I am so very sorry that this happened!

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      Linda Crampton 2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      This is a very touching and effective tribute to the children who died in such a horrendous event. Thank you so much for creating it.

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      Harish Mamgain 2 years ago from India

      Your words convey everything and I too believe how a streak of humanity has lost it's way and forgotten the very juice of living. No goal or objective, howsoever lofty, can be alluded to justify the killings of innocent kids.

      Yes, I agree with you that kids of Peshawar school are really brave. One day, the misguided lot will realize their folly and repent for their misdeeds.

      Annart, thanks for your kind visit and for expressing such heartfelt sentiments that add so much meaning to this hub.

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      Harish Mamgain 2 years ago from India

      Gypsey, well said, evil can do harm to the body but it cannot ever destroy the love in our minds. Love has dominated and will dominate the world till eternity. Thanks for appreciating and sharing this hub.

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      Harish Mamgain 2 years ago from India

      Ruby, I can't believe how can anything kill the innocence of a child lurking in one's mind and propel him to commit such heinous crime in the name of whatever motive or goal. Thanks for your visit to this hub and appreciating it.

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      Ann Carr 2 years ago from SW England

      Well said. This is indeed powerful and has its own beauty in the sadness.

      I too fail to understand how anyone can do such a thing. I think the whole world is in shock and bathed in sadness. More than that, how can we understand such minds? I admire those children who have gone back to school despite the continued threat.

      How can anyone do this in the name of religion? Despicable.

      The terror and the pain goes on. How on earth do we stop it?

      Well done with this hard-hitting and apt poetry.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Powerful poetry and so sad that evil takes over all. Passing this on.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I read this with a sad heart. Why must evil destroy the innocent? I felt your anguish in your words...Thank you..

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      Harish Mamgain 2 years ago from India

      Yes John, nothing can be sadder than this. What kind of time is this that on the one hand man is trying to decipher newer galaxies in the cosmos, on the other he is sinking into the basest instincts of savagery !

      Thanks for visiting this hub and putting up such kind words.

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      John Hansen 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Harish, this is a wonderful and touching tribute to the innocent children who lost their precious lives. Such a sad event.Thank you for writing this.

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      Hari Om Tat Sat! Om Shanti!!

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      Harish Mamgain 2 years ago from India

      Dear brother Manatita, what you say is so appropriate. We pray for each soul on earth. May God enlighten us all and take us to the light, love and bliss !

      Thanks for revisiting this hub and for your kind sentiments expressed here, my friend. Om Shanti ! Peace to all.

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      There is another way, especially for you and I, Bro Harish. Much more is needed. Let us pray, serve, seek the Will of the One in Heaven .. do our utmost here to alleviate our pain. We will inadvertently alleviate the pain of others. Their relief is our prayer and inner sacrifice. Let us continue. You have my wholehearted support. Godspeed!!

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      muhammad abdullah javed 2 years ago

      I agree with you Harish. Thanks for those kind words.

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      Harish Mamgain 2 years ago from India

      Javed, if one is unable to fathom the value of having kids and joys and efforts of nurturing them, he can never rise above the savage stage. Hardships and cruel circumstances of life make one hardened, but indulging in heinous acts like this is difficult to comprehend.

      Kids are a real charm and like heaven on earth. They should be protected from this insanity at any cost. Thanks for reading this tribute and for your words of appreciation.

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      Harish Mamgain 2 years ago from India

      Dear brother Manatita, when we read the pages of history, we find that even hard core dacoits had great respect for women and kids of their victims. In spite of plunder and inhuman acts, they never lost this humanness in their hardened minds.

      The times have changed now. The guys now have lost all sanity and how disgusting that this is called valor by these fanatics.

      Thanks for reading this tribute and appreciating it. I sincerely appreciate your words.

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      Harish Mamgain 2 years ago from India

      Eric, the loss of such precious young lives is very unfortunate. I can't describe how I feel exactly. Such barbaric act makes one uncomfortable and sad. Thanks for your kind visit and appreciating this tribute.

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      muhammad abdullah javed 2 years ago

      Heart touching Harish. A bifitting tribute to the innocent souls and a powerful slap to the mischief mongers. Thanks for sharing your humane feelings.

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      Vivid, direct, touching, powerful and to the point! You return with much passion!

      Alas! Too sad and posing lots of questions. Who cares for the old old wisdom of the ancients? They are as valid now as never before!

      Om Shanti, my peaceful Brother and Friend, Harish.

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      Eric Dierker 2 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Quite mournful and appropriate. You captured the essence of the great loss. Thank you for the reminder.