Where the women are treated with respect
Not with rape, violence or neglect
Where the children are made to study and learn
Not forced to beg or earn
Where the citizens enjoy their differences
Not kill for their preferences
Where the leaders keep their promises and do not fool
Not rob the nation to fill their riches’ pool
Where the flora and fauna are free to breed
Not kept unsafe from human greed
Where the police protect and court gives justice
Not trap people in bribes and lies’ lattice
Where every professional and company gives good service
Not indulge in cheating and malpractice
Where the citizens get inspired to be honest and responsible
Not think dishonesty as smartness and public property as dispensable
Where every man, woman and child’s hunger is satisfied
And where every Indian’s heart is filled with content
Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake.
Happy 64th Independence Day!!
P.S. Poem copyrighted to me. Idea taken from the famous poem by Tagore.
P.P.S. This poem is just a prayer for the betterment of my nation. That does not mean I do not see the good things about India being independent.
It seems to me that almost all the posts on Independence Day are filled with negativity. I refuse to believe there is nothing good to write about after 63 yrs of Independence.
So I request all the commenters to write at least one thing worth celebrating, one good thing about India in their comments on this post.