Neither caste & colour,

Or gender & race.

All were united at the same pace.

An uncommonly common voice they raised.

Score board tallies a year,

With three months, three weeks & a few days.

Unsure of the figures to come out of this maze.

An unwelcomed welcome with water cannons & barricades.

Wrong they were who wished it to last for decades.


Grandparents mourned at the kill,

Of a twenty-year-old grandson.

For morons, this news was run of the mill.

Blinded bigotry celebrated this unfair won.

It is a long saga of the wrongs & blatant lies.

A story of peaceful protest,

History of the world will provide.

Those who still detest,

Are welcome to contemplate & rest.

Hey there! I am Shehnaz Gujral and have pursued my career of two decades as an academician. I have to my credit my debut e-book, Antecedent Compendium (Puffins Publishers), a collection of sixty-six poems. I also have the privilege as a featured author in anthologies, Musings Mundane and Mortal (Tacenda Publications), One Hundred Shades of Love (All India Forum for English Students, Scholars and Trainers-AIFEST)

Literature in English has always fascinated me. I was introduced to the world of Shakespeare by my grandfather whom I lovingly called ‘Darji’. It would be mesmerizing to hear his explanations of ‘Much Ado about Nothing.

I love to express myself through writing. I have been writing on and off for quite some time but recently I have come to discover that I can be more consistent in it. I write prose but poetry comes more naturally to me. Poetry is the best form of meditation for me. The way words connect with me feels like a safe haven inside. My feelings and observations rhyme effortlessly, and my words are my best friend. I connect to the inside, detaching from the outside world.

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