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Below: Khushveer Singh Dhillon.


The Seeds of Freedom:
Jallianwala Bagh,
Amritsar, 13 April, 1919





A peaceful gathering,

Interpreted badly,

An ambiguous order,

Ended thousands of lives sadly.

The righteous and innocent, were trapped like rats,

The narrow exit guarded by guns,

Without any warning,

In panic they began to run.

Civilians and freedom fighters,

Slaughtered like lambs,

Fire was aimed,

Where the majority were crammed.

The smoke of the shooting guns,

Mixed with the blood on the floor,

The screaming of women and children,

Dyer did ignore.

And those who took their own lives,

After the firing had ceased,

An abundance of bodies lay still,

Drowned and the well was filled.

An investigation has been put forth,

About the vague demand by O’Dwyer,

Or the ruthless aggression,

Made by General Dyer.

An act of pointless violence,

Affected everyone,

Rebellions ignited all over,

India’s liberty had begun.

Yet no blame nor punishment,

Can bring back the dead,

But through this horrible moment,

A country fought for it’s freedom instead.


[Khushveer Singh Dhillon, a Sikh-Briton student and poet, is 13.]

February 7, 2014

Conversation about this article

1: Gurinder (London, United Kingdom), February 08, 2014, 5:14 AM.

Very emotional and well written. If you write like this at 13, your talent can only grow. Very proud of you.

2: Ujjagar Singh (Los Angeles, California, USA), February 08, 2014, 10:16 AM.

Well done, beta. Keep on writing. You have the stuff, now all you need to do is work at it ... hard. Every day. May Waheguru bless you with all power and beauty in your words.

3: N Singh (Canada), February 08, 2014, 11:14 PM.

Beautiful! Wow, well done. We need more of this stuff ... poetry, prose, music and film. We need to learn to tell our stories and let the world hear our voices. Good job, puttar!

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