Theme: Motherland

All Eyes Upon 'Bharat'

Gleaming hopes to pursue life goals, people ventured
to regions that offered quality education.
Overnight, environment turned war-torn zone.
Power-hungry rulers have not a care for mankind!
Invasions, conquests to fulfil their vested interests. Some void, within?
 
The 'tiranga' to the rescue of multi-national stranded youngsters. Curtains sprayed
with Indian colours enabled hundreds to retreat into safer neighbourhoods.
India evacuated people to places of safety - Human lives top priority!
Thousands still remain with perpetual fear if they'd see light of day.
 
Bharat - the land where peace reigns supreme amidst castes, customs, traditions and beliefs
After centuries of bondage under the Colonial rulers, gained independence 
inched forward... emerging as nation that the West continues to look upon
as abode of hope, love and peace - the 'punya bhoomi' that embraces all.
 
Men and women of this soil have made their mark on homeland and other shores
with core values intact - patience, forbearance, self-restraint, generosity...
Holding on to one's ideologies prescribed by birth and ancestry
Bharat's children will continue to leave indelible footprints
on the sands of forbearance and tolerance...
 
 
 
(Poem read at the International Poetry Conference on the theme 'Nation', jointly organized by CTTE-CAB, India in March 2022 - youtu.be/DcrxC-WWszc)

 

10-Jun-2022

More By  :  Hema Ravi

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