Yes, we are not silent, but loud
We are obnoxiously rich and proud
We are shameless flaunting our prosperity
Not in richness and baubles, but integrity
You came through our shores,
We did not stop you then
For there are many who come so
We’d rather not prejudge them
You betrayed our trust, transgressed our boundaries
Hurt, maimed and yes…killed our brothers
We know not what you want, what you desire
We would like to know the cause of your ire
But fear we shall not, as we never knew trepidation
Your shenanigans budge us not an inch
There is nothing we desire more than peace
But we shall not lose sleep worrying
You dared many times to breach our strongholds
You think you have succeeded
But look at our faces, our resolve, and our demeanor
Do you really dare celebrate?
For your greater target lies unachieved
As it always shall be, for our heads will never droop
We believe in rights, privacy and fun
You took none of that away
We are not those who believe
In ruining life in fear of death
You can try and try again
We shall not blink as you can see
But let me also say in return
That we are not as passive as we might appear
The day we know what it is you are
We shall obliterate you with no trace
To leave a clue that you existed
Until that day, live with knowledge that
You’ve done nothing to shake us
I love my city to no end. This is a tribute to Mumbai and her amazing resilience.
To all Mumbaikars, it’s time we declared just how valuable she is to us.
7 thoughts on “You dared, you failed”
Very well said…I truly salute the Mumbai’s resilience & bravery..The city that stands up to face the shit that is meted out to it..and stands up despite all the measly and cowardly blows hurled at it..its no wonder that it is repeatedly attacked for its bravery is a threat even to its perpetrators…
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@anusha>I agree>>@avalok ishwar>Well said!
hey..awesome da..>well put!
Bharat, much as ur note may talk of hope not lost and spirit not broken.. i dont know ya, im pesismistic..shall we return to dull humm of our routines.. will there be a resolution?? i saw Barkha Dutt’s we the people yest.. it was absurd.. the media is irresponsible…it talk of inciting people..no collective action is discussed..spirit is just a hyperbole tha has been used by each and every person in power – be it media or politicians to cover a gap they cannot fill.. to cover up a reaction and responsiblity they cannot offer.. they garb it all under spirit.. its sad
@rydhun>I understand your cynicism, and feel some too…but optimism and hope should not be conflated with fecklessness…we must act but once the spirit of the people is demolished,it is near impossible to resurrect it…hence the need to inject hope
yes, it was terrible! but mumbai (read India) has seen it all to get afraid ! the civilization is very anchored in resilience, hope, grit and humanity. Such events do not hinder it though!