At the turn of the New Year, Pravasi Bharatiya Divas is here - While recollections of memories flock, And those I like to share ! Formative years on my Motherland Still jingle on the nooks of mind - So, when I walk on sands of time, Tales of tale I always find ! Decades of my life have acclimatized On this new adopted land - And lifted the veils of India slowly With a mystic hand ! The rocking chair on which I sit on Takes me back to my childhood days - And rekindles my deeper thoughts, Like the bright sun rays ! O my Motherland, today, I miss your silhouette touch - With a fondness of caring for me, To say: thank you so much!
On the hot days of Summer, I walked on your dusty streets- Full of haves and have-nots, Getting or missing the royalty treats! Green meadows of your forests Ushered in the arrival of Spring - While I took the morning walk, Perturbed by the bikers' 'cring'! Childish curiosity drove me to places, Like your caverns and lakes- And the flora and fauna of Himalayas Fascinated me with bright snowflakes! Dew moistened green grasses Provoked my eyes and bare hands - To touch and feel the beauty Of your vast open lands! Winding rivers of yours enchanted me To follow where they mingled with seas- And soared my dreams in heavenly places, To look for happiness keys! Through your ancient temples, Churches, mosques, and tombs - You sowed the seeds of secularism Among knowledge maturing in the wombs ! Via science and technology, You have achieved the global fame - And the roles of your political leaders Swing superpowers in nuclear game ! The sacrifice of your martyrs To end the long colonization rule - Makes my head to bow down, And teaches: non-violence is the tool !
Well, the adopted land of mine today Has inundated me with material things - But spiritual values I seem to lack, While my despair continues to sing ! With waves of time, I will float away To rest with eternity in peace - But the love for you, my Motherland, Is forever, and assured not to miss ! So, before I conclude, I must say with a proud voice - That I am far away, but not apart, And love you dearly with own choice!!