Frozen

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I saw their green skin cringe

as I took this snap

at Jallianwala Bagh*

 

 

Their pallor’s silent wail

craved a release

from these vicious forms

 

 

The chilling Baisakhi day

is frozen in their leaves

and in this shot

 

 

*The Jallianwahla Bagh massacre, also known as the Amritsar massacre, took place on 13 April 1919 when a crowd of nonviolent protesters, along with Baishakhi pilgrims, who had gathered in Jallianwala BaghAmritsarPunjab, were fired upon by troops of the British Indian Army under the command of Colonel Reginald Dyer. The civilians had assembled to participate in the annual Baisakhi celebrations—both a religious and cultural festival for the Punjabis. Coming from outside the city, they may have been unaware of the martial law that had been imposed. The British government released figures stating 379 dead and 1200 wounded.[1][3] Other sources place the number of dead at well over 1000. Wikipedia

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Courtesy: Google Image (Baisakhi Day is the Harvest Festival of Punjab)

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