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"The Unknown Soldier"
Goverdhan Das Malhotra
World War II
This poem is dedicated to Subedar Goverdhan Das Malhotra and other brave soldiers of the Royal British Army, who laid down their lives in Kohima, Nagaland (North East India ) during World War II, in the hand to hand fighting, to halt the advance of the Japanese. His name is displayed at the top of the stone plaque in the Kohima War Cemetery '.. of those whose remains were consigned to flames '
The Unknown Soldier
With eyes wide openHe lay on the ground, Batting not an eyelidUttering not a sound.Unmoved he watchedThe battle proceed, For he had done his dutyAnd he had done his deed.Breathless he layWith a wound so deepThat was his foreverFor him to keep.It was now a woundThat gave him no pain, He would lose nothingAnd nothing would he gain.Writhing in painAnd bleeding he had died“Save me my mother “He had cried. .... (c) 2006 Ravinder Malhotra
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