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Flaunt Your Tricolor

Three for five rupees is not bad.
Small plastic flags,
clutched in little, grimy hands
flutter on the busy traffic island.

Between the red 'stop' and a green 'go'
do a quick bargain.
They offer you the best --
three in one -- colors, values
and fads -- saffron valor faded in time,
green revolution covered with grime,
white, a neutrality no more,
an embossed circle of redundant pride.

Fly the flags on your car.
Let them do, this day, a brisk business
Tomorrow they will find
their place in the trash.

07-Oct-2007

More By  : Dr. Uma Asopa

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