Friday, April 24, 2015

Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day- 24 April 1915- 2015

Date:  24 April 2015

Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day-   24 April 1915- 2015
My tribute to our Armenian Friends in Glendale who shared this day with us and reliving in hope, faith and peace....They show us that no matter what, they will move on and make the best out of life

The day to pay tribute to the mass deaths
Of the Red Sunday – Garmir Giragi!
When the blood shed by Ottoman Government
On Armenian intellectuals and leaders
Constantinople and everywhere in Armenia
Leaders and the followers deported
And after constant torture assassinated
April 24, the day Commemorated
As Genocide Remembrance Day
By Armenians across the world
Systematic extermination of minority
Torments inside the historic homeland
Close to 1.5 million people killed
With no mercy, no tolerance and peace
Wholesale killing of able-bodied men
Through massacre and army conscripts
To forced labor and deportation
Of women, children, elders deprived
Of food, water and pushed to rape and death
Genocidal policy targeted by extermination
Resulting in Armenian Diaspora around the world
Acknowledged as modern genocide
With goals to eliminate Armenians
Killing within the legal parameters
Define the systematic exterminations
The Ottoman rule started the merciless acts
Reforms and voices raised from all sides
Went into deaf ears and inhumane societies
Compatriots living inside the Empire
Suffered the ideological differences
Though the common goals was the same
To achieve better social human conditions
To implement the promised reforms
False allegations of abuses exaggerated
Dealing with Armenians as they didn’t wish
Government went ahead with oppression and massacre
The fight against the regiments took to its helms
Brought the excesses to the attention of those rising
Violent breaking of the rally for reforms continued
It was the victory of the great assassin, the bloody sultan
Actions and new reforms never materialized for fruition
Due to conflicting political and economic interests
The Armenians were never in league with the enemy
Their goals and hopes were to live in harmony and peace!

 May all those wonderful souls
Rest in Peace
100 Years 
But memories will live on
will continue for ever!


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