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LYNCH MOB COMPLETE VERSION

Two Friends
Out for a Smoke
Share a Cigarette
Sudden desire
Share a Beer

Checked their Wallet
Counted the Notes
Money Suffice
Bike Ride

Liquor store
A little away from home
Ordered the drink
Sat in the bar
Crowded affair
Table had to share
Strangers Across
Felt lost
Finished the Whiskey
Out in a jiffy

Stopped at a Shop
Bought two smokes
Lit them up
Opened a jar
Took a groundnut bar

Shop owner raises voice
Tells the boys
Not to touch the jars
Asks the quantity
Boys jokingly
Repeat the act

About to make payment
One slips on the pavement
Falls on an Old Man
Standing behind
Cigarette in one hand

Sudden Slip
State of Shock
To prevent tumble
The other extends arm

Moving away from Counter
Cash yet to be handed over
Shopkeeper raises Alarm
By standers loose their calm

One down on the man
He screams foul play
Owner screams same play
Hell in store for the boys lay

Eve teasing and Stealing
Accused of crimes
They did not commit
Evidence to contrary
Repercussions out of the ordinary

Charles and William
The Lynch brothers
Started the practice
Alleged offence
Without trial
Rope around neck
Before eventual burial

Lynch Mob
Named after them
Gathering of men and women
Cought in the middle
Nothing but death
Issue considered settled

Two encircled
Without provocation
The shop owner
Grabs one by the collar
Hard slap on the face
Friend tries to retaliate

Both genders gathered
Man tells tale of woe
Friends at Recieving end
Held by hair
Dragged to corner
Death much Simpler

Man from behind
Swings helmet
Magnitude and direction
Head injury requiring Attention
Back Skull fracture
Pain to endure

Policeman passing
Stops for questioning
None done
Joins the group
Takes his Stick
Takes a swipe
Repeats in succession
Brain concussion

Gang closes furthur in
Boys dragged from site
Rest wanting piece of Action
Takes the bottles
Goes full throttle
Breaking them on the head
Bleeding profusely
Begging for life
To flee they try

One with Fracture
Other with Concussion
Mayhem and Confusion
All join in
Clenched fist Open fist
Free for all Attack
Every part of body targetted
Verge of fainting
Mob no signs of relenting

Four Guys join hands
Divide in pairs
One holds them
Under the arm
Other swings at the jaw
Knock out punch delivered
In succession
Jaw broken
On the ground

Smelling of liquor
Last need of the hour
Consumption questioned
One says Beer and other Whiskey
Branded liars
For differences Answers

Tie them up
Shouts one
To the nearest pole tied
Baseball styled bats held
Near by sports shop the Sponsor
Ten of them swinging together

Their bike vandalized
Petrol pipe cut with knife
Matches lit
thrown into gas tank
Burst into flames
Nothing left to Claim

Knocking at Deaths Door
Fainted while tied
Heads fall below
Bleeding toe to head
Broken bones and Hair turned red

Noses jammed
Eyes sunk in
Face faced blows
Teeth shattered
Disfigured and Maimed
Left for Dead

Death Penalty
Without enquiry
Human life
Treated with disdain
Query none
Injustice done
Benefit of doubt absent
Lawlessness present
Despicable Mentality
Two lives lost
Along with dignity
In totality

Consciousness regained
Injury Sustained
Both remain
Numb in body and brain

Dead of the night
Not a soul in sight
Unable to walk
Stripped of their clothes
Gather what's left
Silence more eerie
Than the Violence
Wear the torn
Begin their walk home

Break of Dawn
Knock on the door
Parents agonized
At boys night out
Shocked and Awed
Disfigured faces
Unable to recognize
State of freeze
Shaking from the trauma
Too weak to explain the Drama

Families resourceful
Hospital bound
Whatever was left
Could be set right

Internal injuries
Explain Savagery
Where to begin
Doctors in quandary

Life not in threat
Quality of life in
Intensive care
Treatment begins

Physical and Psychological
Improvement at hospital
Progress very slow
Every Department in Medicine called for

Surgeries over
Had to work together
Body back in order
Months to fully recover

Psychotherapy and Psychiatry
Next departments in order
Body healing faster
Mind healing slower
Petrified at everything
Sweating without reason
Psychological burden
Too heavy to Carry
Sessions in and out
No breakthrough
Long haul recovery
Stability only priority
Life at standstill
Power of Will
Lacking still

Year Calender
On the wall
Replaced by another
Homeward bound
Safe and Sound

Both of same age
Professional life a break
Sympathy of friends and family
Neighbors with them in entirety

Same time Next year
Normalcy getting near
Venturing out slowly
Facing the demons
Face to face
Routine life regained
A year and more
Spent in Pain
Efforts of the Doctors
None in Vain

Looming large
Loss of Pride
Living in Shame
Mob to blame
Feeling the Same
Time the healer
Better than a Doctor
Unsuccessful with the two
Clock stopped
A year back
Time at a Standstill
Strongest memory pill

At home Sulking
At the Ceiling Staring
Never a smile and Brooding
Fun of life taken out
Seldom venture out
Intensity of Incident
Nuclear explosion

Binge watching Television
Thoughts Meandering
Announced on a Channel
Following week
5 movies of Bruce Lee

Although seen before
Both decide to View
Films on the tube
First smile in more
Than a year

Monday to Friday
9pm Everyday
Movies telecast
In order of release

Bruce Lee Blitzkrieg
Big Boss Fist of Fury
Way of the Dragon
Enter the Dragon
Game of Death
Watched keenly
Discussed deeply
Plot and Philosophy
Running Theme
In every Frame
Stand up against
Injustice and Prejudice
Might of the Enemy
Not a factor
Every deed unfair
Lee reacted like
Blown Reactor

Inspired by the Action
Intrigued with his Philosophy
Medicine found
To end Atrocity
Staring at Reality
Suddenly a possiblity

Lost in Fantasy
Immersed in Reality
Fighting and Philosophy
Absent the Duality
Fight explained Philosophy
Philosophy explained Fighting
Fantasy merged with Reality
Remained Absolute Clarity

Not over a period
Then and There
Moment of Zen
Happened to them
Spirits Awakened
Mode of Action
Set in Motion

Clock Restarts
Moving forward
Their plan Kickstart
Hold Accountable
Act of Cowardice
Full of Malice

Clear in their Vission
Set forth their Mission
Face their Demons
Ready for Death
Date with Destiny
Decided by the Almighty

Quotes of Bruce Lee
Read Repeatedly
Fear is for others
Internalized by the
Bruce Lee brothers

Wait patiently
Time ticks by slowly
Boys in no hurry
Mistake could prove costly

Only Philosophy
Absorbed from Lee
Not trained in Combat
Aware of the lack
Tread with tact

Primary Drawing Teacher
Narrate the Nightmare
Lay everything thread bare
Describe the faces
Potraits on Paper
Picture Clearer
Go the Strech
In hands the Sketch

Department of Vehicles
Number of biker
Money transfer
Address procured

Day of recon
Moment of Reckoning
Revisit the locale
Time for justice to scale

Walked past
Every building
Anger manifesting
Familiar faces
A few steps later
Post of postmortem
Images linger

Second Anniversary
Time for justice Delivery
Can of petrol
Filled to the brim
Faces grim
Trip to Cemetry
Walking gallantly

Step into Sports shop
Empty the fuel can
Light the match
On the floor
In flames
Owner in a daze
Runs out in haste
Boys pick up
A couple of Weights
Stare him in the face
Walk away

Main culprit
Reading the paper
Spray of Pepper
Into the eye
Raises alarm his style
Weights on hand
Straight into his Skull
Immobile and in shock
Another weight
Same Spot

Out of his Wits
Guts spilled
The address asked
Of the 4 who took part

High Noon
Search of the Four
Rest of the Forty Four
Relentless Pursuit
Pursued Pursue
Hunted the Hunter
Hang Em High
Biggest Blunder
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Submitted by K.V.Srikanth on February 26, 2021

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