Saturday, October 24, 2009

Unexplained Bonds!!


Some bonds run deeper.They are inexplicable just like the other gamut of emotions that keep on surging inside.What is it that ties us in the Battalion together?What makes this bond grow stronger with each passing day?Why is my 19-20 year old jawan ready to die on my orders?Why do the veteran soldiers(with 20-25 years battlefield experience)obey my command unflinchingly and without any iota of doubt?What makes him follow me through rain,hail,snow or storm without even a murmur of discontent?What makes him offer me his scarce water even when both of us are equally tired?What drives him to help me share my problems with him without even asking me to listen to his?Why does he impose so much faith in my orders even when I'm not sure of the outcome while giving them?Inspite of all the heroics he's done and never been rewarded,irrespective of the fact that he could not be with his ailing mother on her deathbed or see the face of his newborn for months together,he's ready to jump into a hail of enemy machine gun fire - Just because I ordered him to do so...???He's not my blood relative neither my friend,but will still take a bullet for me in the chest.


Every night before I sleep I ask Lord to make me worthy of the men I serve,worthy of their loyalty and devotion to duty,their ever willingness and ready laughter,their great humility,that asks so little and gives me so much,so readily without complaint.Grant their simple wishes Lord and bless them please,for in this world no better soldiers breathe than the men under me!!


P.S maybe i'm getting a li'l too emotional but what the heck!! Could it be coz I"m moving to a hostile & sensitive location soon?....I for one have no answers!!!!

12 comments:

Apparently intellectual said...

Where r u moving? And ur post gave me goosebumps!!

vipers den said...

@Prachi : Whoa!!!didnt mean to give u the goosebumps....but anywayz....on this public forum it will suffice that I'm moving somewhere to J&K!!!

Apparently intellectual said...

How do u know my real name btw?

ameya said...

@Prachi : Refer ur post 'You suck big time!'(http://apparentlyintellectual.blogspot.com/search/label/Career)....tats how I know it...but if it freaks u out we r good using 'Apparently intellectual' as well!!!

tomboyadi said...

wat all u keep thinkin cuz...but seriously...neat...very neat..!!

Apparently Intellectual said...

hahahaha!!
No, nothing freaks me out!! it just made me curious..did not worry me! You could have asked me- My last name is bansal and I live in Delhi at present(I hate it though)!!:D
Infact it is flattering to know someone's actually reading my previous rants!

Blueberry Gumlin :D said...

please start working on a book.
please please please.
:P
loved it :)


cheers

karan said...

you know it seems right out of a leadership precis.. but m sure its 100% ameya... i wish more n more of us faujis could feel this way... we really undermine the value of a 100 Ram-Rams (salutes) that we get everyday. we tend to take all that for granted...
i crib as much as you do about the army but there these things that make you realise everyday that you are one of the chosen few who have been given the chance to serve the nation and the chance to command the finest fighting troops.

i hope you inspire those thankless bastards who misuse this privilege. and i hope i get inspired to write... i've been wanting to but... kya karoon.. basically doubtful hoon naa...

juthika said...

Wow those r some gr8 thoughts!
And i agree with blueberry gumlin....u should seriously consider writing a book.

om said...

alas!!!if all of the offr creed thought the same then things wud had been far more better!!its like u hav xpressed wat most of us junior lot feels,,,,but it wud b gr8 if u think the same 15 yrs down the line wen u assume command!!!BEWARE!!!my brother..dont let the system corrupt u.

workhard said...

U write so well.. Nice post...



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Weirdo guy said...

That was touching without being mushy... You go you good writer cum jawan you !