#WriteBravely – The tale of two cities (90 words)

I am taking part in the Write Tribe Festival of Words.

And today’s prompt is – Nurture

blue door in David Street, Darya Ganj, New Delhi
Darya Ganj, Delhi – Pic off The Delhi Walla

The tale of two cities

“I would like to visit Lahore one more time before I close my eyes. I want to feel the earth and smell the air of the city that has nurtured this soul,” said the fading poet. His friends and fans nodded in empathy.

A piece of news spread like wild fire in the silence of the night. Hearts raged and blood boiled.

The next morning, he was found in a bylane of Darya Ganj – blood-less, breath-less, life-less.

His friends and fans didn’t feel remorse. One city nurtures, another one takes.


21 thoughts on “#WriteBravely – The tale of two cities (90 words)

    1. I know Akshata, my daughter already thinks Pakistan and all its citizens are bad. I have a tough job explaining her that people are not bad. But how to tell her about the politicians and the hatred they spread.

  1. Politicians drew a line and termed it Border and the two countries were born. A bird could fly over the Border without being asked about its identity, religion or caste . But humans are bound to be questioned.

    1. So true, Kalpana! I still remember the song from Refugee – panchhee, nadiyaan, pawan ke jhonke, inhe sarhad na koi roke. We made the borders and we are limited and dehumanized by them.

  2. The story left me numb, Anshu. The sense and sensibilities of human beings is on down slide for sure.
    Gripping tale.

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