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Did I Imagine Myself as a Soldier

About Colonel Narinder Singh Malhan

Colonel Narinder Singh Malhan was commissioned on 13 Dec 1980 from Indian Military Academy (IMA), Dehradun. On having served for thirty six years in Indian Army, he loves to share his experiences through his writings. In his opinion, every life has a lot to unfold. Each life is unique and is an historical document with its own identity. He strongly feels, real discovery is through introspection by looking back in own time. He believes, sharing own experiences are like revisiting life's milestones with more intensity. He thoroughly enjoyed his journey in uniform.

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Did I imagine the journey I was to traverse as a soldier?
Lonely and bored, I felt many times,
Did that matter?
I was to look brave and strong.

Frozen, I felt many times, during my journey,
So what if I wear the uniform at odd hours,
There are happy family moments,
Rejoiced by me from distance.
Did that matter?
I was to look brave and strong,

Letters, I waited from home,
At times, this wait was for days together,
But that was not the reason to give up,
I felt tired and sad quite often,
So what, till I wore uniform.

To reach home, I travelled days together,
And reunited with family in excitement.
Temporary it was as days passed in haste,
And it was time to say good bye again
Some heartfelt moments I carried back,
Did that matter, till I wore uniform?
As a warrior, I was to look brave and strong,

Walked through mountains to discover,
Pace I kept in patience to reach my destination,
Tired I felt, in my journey,
But I kept my pace,
As a warrior, I was to look brave and strong.

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