To me this Independence Day
Is simply lighter traffic on the roads,
Soul-stirring music, some cathartic
Blaring from loudspeakers from across the streets,
And add a crying baby from next door.
A day with nothing better to do,
Save watching footages on TV,
Showing bonhomie speeches
Alternating with song scenes from the movies,
Those ignite more of passion than patriotism.
And then I am left to handle my day’s SMSes;
They prompt me to salute saying Jai Hind.
Tops them all, that doodle from Google
Of the Dandi March, suggesting we should move on.