Godhra – Parvez Imam

The train made an unscheduled stop.
“Godhra!”, someone whispered.
I got down to look around
Search for signs
And soak it all in
But I did not find anything
Except the darkness of the night
Beyond the station lights.
The odd tea vendor passed by
Trying to sell his lukewarm tea
To those who were awake
Or walking around aimlessly.
It was just another ordinary train station
Like hundreds I have touched and seen before.
Is that a relief or reason to worry more?
What happened then?
Why the mayhem
Ten years ago?

(Parvez Imam is an award winning Film Maker, Musician, Adventure Sports lover and a medical Doctor with a baggage of psychiatry)
Dated: March 27, 2013

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