A Prayer

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A Prayer

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.

46 thoughts on “A Prayer

  1. Well.. Currently India is considered one of the fastest growing economies in the world. I’m glad to hear that.

    Along with China. Why does it strike me that the fastest growing economies are also the most populated? Is it the burning issue of feeding so many mouths that’s driving the nation?

    Nice poem.

  2. Where the citizens get inspired to be honest and responsible
    Not think dishonesty as smartness and public property as dispensable

    Love these lines, well written. I love India and there are load of +ve things about being an Indian and India as a country. For me the most important is the freedom of expression 🙂

    Keep Rocking,

  3. Wow that’s a beautiful poem! I too hope and pray India rises to that level someday. It’d definitely make a lot more sense to celebrate this day then. Your poem reminds me of a verse from one of Nickelback’s songs for some reason: “If everyone cared and nobody cried, if everyone loved and nobody lied, if everyone shared and swallowed their pride, we’d see the day when nobody died”. That’s when we’ll truly become immortals as we’ll be remembered for years together. 🙂

  4. Reema! there are may good things about our country! See this freedome of expression we have, any body just anybody can write his or her blog, about just anything. Isn’t this amazing?!



  5. I loved ur PPS Reema and ofcourse the poem too 🙂
    I hv written a long post – totally positive one 🙂 So, hv nothing more to add here 🙂
    Am happy to see another positive post 🙂

  6. Song or poem written is extremely good and well written.I would like to say one thing tot he author that through poem and articles we can also influence to act upon necessary task.

    Once people leave the site,they forget what they had in mind few seconds ago.Solution to this kind of problem can be overcome by stating the steps that you have taken and that other must join as well.

    Please that was not a criticism but a generous requests to a creative writer to get more involved.

    Good thing happened in the past 63 years of Indian Independence is that we still have proud feelings to be an India and a desire to be superpower.

  7. Wonderfully written and reflects my thoughts too. Rather the thoughts of many…

    “I refuse to believe there is nothing good to write about after 63 yrs of Independence.”

    Very well said. Which is why I am providing the following link. Do have a look: http://krishnokolee.blogspot.com/2010/01/krishnokolees-kitchen-salutes-india-on.html

    Isn’t it an amazing capture?!! The ‘aparajita’ flower… gives a whole new meaning to the flag and to our nation. Yes India is ‘aparajita’… and will remain so.

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