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Let my country awake into the heaven of Freedom

An open letter from a proud Indian to all humans:
As we mark the 72nd year of India’s independence, my heart swells with pride and honor to be a part of such a diverse and unique nation. This journey from a British colony to a democratic nation has been phenomenal. So many sacrifices and battles to recover the lost freedom of the nation, where all the countrymen stood together and struggled to liberate mother India from foreign rule.  Today is the day to remember our glorious past and rejoice in the free air.                                           But sadly also a day to reflect on our present, on how fragmented we have become. I do not see a difference between Maulana Hasrat Mohani who coined the words ‘Inqalab Zindabad’ (Long Live Revolution) and Bhagat Singh who proceeded quite cheerfully towards the gallows while chanting his favorite slogans like “Inqalab Zindabad” and “Down with British Imperialism”. Hindu, Muslim, Sikh and all other religions present then in India fought sh…
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Tearing me up from within my bliss
A little tepid, a little bit soft as I reside
Calming me from side to side while holding me close
She pushes me away, thinking I'm sometimes gross
I measure myself as I tread while I lay
I wish her to be gentle, it's all that I can pray
To be truthful, parts of me wants to stay
Others think that perhaps tis time
Solitude is too noisy
Self-absorbed music sometimes too quiet
I wrestle with the wind which calls my name
Pushing me to and fro while she does the very same
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Rotting away into madness. Slaying into one’s dreams. Cursing away into a shallow melancholia Surfacing at least once, in bitter streams
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