New Times, Newer Independence
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Patriotism is usually stronger than class hatred, but sadly,
It is used as a tool to kill and be killed for trivial matters these days.
Patriotism is certainly not harvested by visiting the statue of liberty,
Nor by making the statue of unity,
But by being true to oneself when doing your duty.
Patriotism is different from politics,
Although it is a change imperative
To have politicians seethed in patriotism.
But to back out from paying your debt of freedom is narcissism.
See the beauty in doing your duty
Duty how, by standing to the national anthem being played in cinemas
Or duty by throwing the disposable cups in the correct bin outside the cinemas
Duty how by liking the post of Aatmnirbhar Bharat on Facebook,
Or duty by being respectable to teachers trying their best to teach students in online classes.
Duty how by clapping enthusiastically after the speech given by a politician during flag hoisting,
Or duty by not throwing the little plastic flags below your chair just after the event is over.
Ours is a culturally diverse country
Just like Durga Maa had ten hands and many weapons,
India has 28 states and 7 union territories.
Just like Durga Maa fought many demons,
India too has various problems as a nation,
Poverty, illiteracy, corruption,
pollution, discrimination, population
But had one weapon in Maa Durga’s hand wanted to prove its superiority
thrashed other weapons and tried to prove al-mighty.
We would not be worshipping till date a goddess so feisty.
It was the conjoined effort of all the weapons
That Maa Durga killed all the demons.
Shouldn’t we follow the tale?
unite our forces and join hands
remind everyone that we belong to this land
break the boundaries which separate state from the state
destroy the shackles, arise and awake
See each other as fellow Indians
And throw the differences into oblivion.
Every Independence Day
the prime minister addresses the nation
we feel the patriot inside us growing,
We are reminded of the sacrifices our soldiers are paying
But once a soldier is martyred, we just put a Late before their name,
Or a RIP on their Facebook page,
Seldom we shed a tear or few,
And move on with our life anew.
We chose to divulge into practices immoral
Calling someone less Indian because of their facial features or the language they speak.
Branding someone disloyal
For the religion they preach.
Its time to shed the curtain of differences
And find within the depth of our souls,
The true patriot
The true liberalist
The true integrity
And the true child of mother India
O late soldier, may you be immortal.
Your martyrdom, we will value, with our morals.