Sunday, September 21, 2014


A poem by Ashay Abbhi

I gaze through the clouds of smoke

his wails pierce the noises around..
And I reach, descend upon him
he’s now a tiny body on the ground..

I see them destroy her savagely
her tender heart filled with despair..
I touch her as she calls my name
it is now a silence hung in the air..

Another one cries from behind me
I turn as he falls in a pool of red..
I kneel beside his cold still body
I am finally here, I said..

He fought valiantly for it
but the final betrayal is what he chose..
They said he would live only for it
but he kisses me as he goes..

She hides behind a wall
her baby close as they wait..
Their distinct cries beckon me
I reach just a bit too late..

As unspoken prayers are etched in the air
screaming silences begin to cease..
I came in war and now look around
the whole world rests in peace.

Image from PublicDomain Pictures / Pixabay

Ashay Abbhi is currently based out of Chennai, India. Enjoying good literature, Sufism and music, Ashay works as an analyst in the field of energy studies, with a specialisation in Oil and Gas. He wields the pen every now and then when his muse visits him, dabbling with writing out a bit of poetry and prose. Ashay is a volunteer with the Red Elephant Foundation, and writes op-ed styled articles for many international outlets on contemporary energy issues and surrounding geopolitical angles, besides also writing poetry and short stories that have been published in many outlets.