Jump to content

If thats history, so are we!!!


Recommended Posts

If THAT is History, so are we!

By Kulpreet Kaur

Saturday, June 07, 2003 - 11:15 PM EST

Numerous articles, news pieces and comments are posted on this site,

We have all been so eloquent about our dislikes and likes.

And yet, it's a surprise that TODAY none of us had time,

To express pride in remembering those, who died painfully, without fault, without crime.

Nineteen years ago, a war was fought,

The warriors who fought, gave up a lot.

Nineteen years ago, hundreds of families were eliminated,

Old people were burnt and young children terminated.

Nineteen years ago, men declared they wanted sovereignty and put their words to action,

They no longer wanted to stand the anguish, dishonor, broken promises and vexation.

Nineteen years ago, a girl was pushed down and violated,

Even her torn, naked, bloody body was left lying around, and she wasn't cremated.

Nineteen years ago, a boy who had not yet sprouted beard,

Was thrashed senseless, till his screams could no longer be heard.

Nineteen years ago, two aging grandparents' hands were tied behind their backs,

The place that had been their sanctuary for all these years was now under ATTACK!

Nineteen years ago, a young son saw his father being slapped while the soldiers puffed smoke and laughed in his face,

He would grow up to always remember that disgrace….

Nineteen years ago, soldiers' boots left bloody marks where we wouldn't even dream of walking with shoes,

But they didn't give a damn, the "Operation" was their excuse.

Nineteen years ago, people were slaughtered like animals without a the bat of an eyelid,

The more each government puppet killed, the more splendid!

Nineteen years ago, water that sunlight had always bounced off merrily, was made murky red,

Here was an arm, there a foot, here a battered body, there a torn off head.

Nineteen years ago, we were attacked under a military plan,

--A plan to crush our brave men and remove every trace of our clan.

Nineteen years ago, we got scared, and began living under fear,

Close your eyes, you'll feel the pain, hear the screams and nineteen years will seem very near.

Today, all we talked about is political parties doing their thing,

Instead of about why those sacrifices, did not their color bring!

We are so absorbed that we forgot to show,

That we care, we feel, we KNOW!

I'm sure none of us have forgotten, (at least I hope that is not true),

I'm sure what I'm talking of, is for you, nothing new!

For no one can forget when their family is molested and murdered,

No one can forget when their most sacred place of congregation is plundered.

Are we going to talk about this something that happened loooooooong ago,

Or are we going to show,

That we Remember, and that too with each waking breath,

How we are continuously considered a threat!

We need to salute those martyrs, who laid lives for you and me,

We need to sit down our children and talk about "Today", so that they also see,

Where they come from, and how far they must go, to bring us back to our High,

They will look at us Today and determine, whether the flag of the Khalsa will continue to Fly!

This article was written late evening Friday June 06, 2003 in despair that the community seems to so easily have forgotten, or is choosing to ignore, the events of 1984. Others expressed similar disappointment via email.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Gabroo ji,

I dont want to discourage the faith you have.. After all Sikhi is all about Faith.

But you think sant jarnail singh bhindranwale will come. I dont think so. I think soo many have mis-understood sant thakur singh ji. He is probably meaning the next warrior shall be out in 2004.

No matter if this will become true or not. But i have to give credit to sant thakur singh ji for havin "Firm Faith" in akaaaaaaaaaal regardless people call him crazy...

Thats kinda faith we need in our guru!!

vahegurooo meharban...meharban!!!!!!!!!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

veer n30, i have slowly evoloved my thinking away from the comming back of sant ji, but i still know, as i have had talks with many singhs in punjab currently, through various means, that they are preparing for a huge show down in 2004, which is wide spread knowledge b/c of the new hulla gulla on the indian media show.

2004 a new leader will emerge, that is correct neo paji, and we will c the refreshment of this dighi hoye kaum

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...