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Author: Minoo Vania
Pages: 76
Year of Publication: 2013
Price: Rs 150
978-93-5045-060-4 (9789350450604)

About the Author:
Air Commodore Minoo Vania is a retired Indian Air Force officer settled at Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu.


Crimson Snow

A few jagged rocks
Struggle to stay above
The unrelenting mantle of snow
It is there the soldier seeks
Shelter from enemy bullets
That whine past him.
What am I doing, he thinks,
In this moonscaped land
Desperately trying to
Cling to life even as I
Search for a fellow human
Whom I must kill
To stay alive?
His question remained
Unanswered even as
A crimson stain spread
On the snow around him.
But the other question remains,
And there is no answer
As to why cold white snow
Should be coloured crimson.

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