Independence… Is It?


A word that I heard, such a lot today,

Independence, my country got 61 years to this day,
I am a proud Indian, yes indeed,
I respect those men, who for this country bleed.

Yet a question, comes to my mind,
Do we respect the country, just this one day?
On other days, around me I see,
Many a person, with this respect play

An anthem we have, such inspiring words,
I stand still; respect it when I hear,
Yet many a person around, laugh at me,
Sitting comfortably, with not even a little fear

On the television, I can only see,
News of politics corrupt, religions that fight
They say we are independent and free,
Yet why are we not, free from this plight?

In the newspapers, I can read,
Of rapes, and murders, everyday,
We can’t walk after dark, without fear,
We aren’t yet free, chained still to fears are we today.

The day we respect, those who die for this land,
When we can live together, unbound by religion hand in hand,
When no fear in our heart, no troubles can we see,
I feel, that day, is when we can call ourselves—free.



Happy Independence Day to All…!!
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Poetry & writing are to me, a breath of fresh air in a life that is sometimes covered by the smoke of sorrow or self doubt. They also become the sweets I share to celebrate when life offers me a reason to. But most of all, they are to me, my life. For each word I write is a piece of my heart, a thought that just had to find its way into the world.

21 thoughts on “Independence… Is It?

  1. Yes, Vinay. What you say is true. We do see more violence than progress now. But let that not stop you from striving to achieve a better tomorrow for our nation. The road to salvation is never strewn with rose petals. Thorns do exist. Anyway, beautiful template and equally good poem..:)Jai Hind And Happy Independence Day 🙂

  2. Yes, Vinay. What you say is true. We do see more violence than progress now. But let that not stop you from striving to achieve a better tomorrow for our nation. The road to salvation is never strewn with rose petals. Thorns do exist. Anyway, beautiful template and equally good poem..:)Jai Hind And Happy Independence Day 🙂

  3. gr8 work vinu…All the celebrations for today seemed meaningless to me. People must realize what independence truly means… you’ve answered a question I put forth.. oh.. and hats off for da template!!!

  4. gr8 work vinu…All the celebrations for today seemed meaningless to me. People must realize what independence truly means… you’ve answered a question I put forth.. oh.. and hats off for da template!!!

  5. That was very well put!It’s not enough if we feel patriotic just for a day,we need to work towards our country every single day.

  6. That was very well put!It’s not enough if we feel patriotic just for a day,we need to work towards our country every single day.

  7. template credit to a good friend…and yeah it is beautiful…!!i dont want it strewn with rose petals but i want to see ppl fighting the thorns sometime riversoul…

  8. template credit to a good friend…and yeah it is beautiful…!!i dont want it strewn with rose petals but i want to see ppl fighting the thorns sometime riversoul…

  9. Awesome ! This was awesome !!!I loved your concluding lines Vi. Indeed, the day we walk hand in hand without pride n without prejudice, we shall call ourselves truly free !!!Keep it up dear.

  10. Awesome ! This was awesome !!!I loved your concluding lines Vi. Indeed, the day we walk hand in hand without pride n without prejudice, we shall call ourselves truly free !!!Keep it up dear.

  11. When no fear in our heart, no troubles can we see,I feel, that day, is when we can call ourselves—free.Hope such a day is not far away!

  12. When no fear in our heart, no troubles can we see,I feel, that day, is when we can call ourselves—free.Hope such a day is not far away!

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