Motherland India

The queen of queens is India,
The prettiest of them all;
Mother to millions of children,
Whom she helps to stand tall.

She’s abundant in resources,
The richest in terms of true wealth.
From minerals to nature’s bounty,
Which develops mind and health.

Protected by nature’s soldiers,
The Himalayas and the seas.
Enriched by varied landscapes;
From deserts to deltas and trees.

Rich minds and culture polished,
Through boundless time and space.
Munificent minds who embrace,
Diversity of religion and race.

To motherland we bow down,
For bringing up children so fair.
Who are strong, wise yet gentle;
Spiritual souls who share.

We shall strive to make you proud;
We shall never any effort spare.
My motherland, O! My India!
We pledge to take your care.

Divided We Fall

All political leaders
Always  around the world
Are looking for opportunities
To make the common man fall.
They divide them through walls
Of borders, religion, language, et. all
So that they may become eternal
While the common men may fall.
They make each other fight
Like puppets in a stall
And ruin their own selves
While as leaders they stand tall.
The wars and destruction
Can all at once be stalled
If people are united
And do not respond to cat calls
Every common man,
In every nook of the world
Must pledge to stand united
And perform endless hartal*
Till stupid leaders bow down
To common people’s call
And stop ruining their lives
Covering innocent lives with pall.
For united we shall stand
And divided we shall fall.

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Hartal – general strike

What Motherland Wants

My heart swelled up with pride,
No limit my allegiance knew.
For motherland I’d give up my life,
Such patriotism are seen in few.

I expressed my love to her and said,
“O Mother! What can I  do for you?”
She gave a sigh like a harried mom,
And replied in words that were due.

“Undo all harm you’ve done,
And make me as good as new.
Bring back all my birds and animals,
Bring back my marvellous view;

REMOVE ALL TRACES OF POLLUTION!
If your love for me is true…”

Flittering Feelings

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It’s time for glittering memories

To stand in an array

Inside the mind

For inspection,

Sending warmth

Through the veins

Lighting up our eyes

Bringing mysterious smiles.

The memories grey and dark

Which make our eyes

Swell up with tears

Must be swept

Underneath,

The dull aches

Our strongest fears

Must be interred forthwith

For time moves forwards forever.

Night and day together play

Calling one another

Running falling

In tandem,

Laughing crying

Is nothing but a part

Of this tournament called life.

Learning Through Tears..

Learn from your foremothers,
Learn from their tears.
To stand for your rights,
Through your doubts and fears.

The age old traditions,
Which suffocate women’s lives.
And snatch happiness ‘n’ freedom,
From mothers and the wives.

Those oppressions of women,
Should be stopped right  now.
All dregs woven into society
Must exit with a bow.

It’s time for exploiters to perceive;
That fooling some forever is fine.
Or fooling  all for sometime is possible,
But never all for all time.

May God empower good people,
Irrespective of what they be.
May God remove all injustice,
That degrade the society.  

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Valient Die but Once

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If you don’t stand for yourself,
No-one else will.
If you don’t speak for yourself,
Your voice will be stilled.

Life is one for everyone;
You’ll never live a moment twice.
Listen only to your heart,
Your heart’s call should suffice.

Traditions, customs, society;
Should stay outside your space.
Those dubious norms by others,
Shouldn’t tie you with their lace.

Don’t let them bind you up,
And pin you to the ground.
Don’t be a puppet in other’s hands,
Or in misery you’ll be drowned.

Don’t bow down to others threats,
But hold your head up high.
God will provide wind to your wings
And help you reach the sky.

The world worships only the brave,
And choke cowards to death.
It is our actions which decides,
Our destiny and our fate.

Kindle your minds with fortitude,
Don’t leave life to chance.
Don’t live life on other’s terms;
For we live life but once.

Friends, Philosophers and Guides

Friends stand by you,
Through thick and thin;
Giving you solace,
Nursing your mind,
Till it gets enough strength;
To heal and recover itself .

Books too are true friends,
The ones you can turn towards;
For comfort, entertainment,
knowledge and advice.
They will never fail,
To uplift your spirits,
When you get your blues.

Turn to a good book,
E-book or a paperback;
It does not matter,
Which one you choose.
What really matters,
Are the words that flow.
Be wise in your choice.

For it is rightly said-
A person is judged,
By the company he keeps.

Trying Times

Think not you are the one,
Chosen by God to be tested.
There are numerous like you,
Whose thoughts are just like yours.

 Challenges and opportunities,
 Waltz like couple in love;
 They always come together,
 To propel you forward in life.

 When a door closes at your back;
 Throwing out a bundle of memories,
 Pick the bundle and move ahead,
 Push open a door in front and walk.

Do not stop till you achieve,
What you had always dreamt of.
Dreams do come true if you try;
Try really hard, till you succeed.

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