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Monday, February 22, 2016

An Ode to the Tricolour


The steel birds fly with a hawk’s eye
  Guarding with vigil the azure limitless sky
Men in white defend the turquoise sea
      With grit like  a Casabianca in reverie
Sentinels in olive green never wink
   Face avalanches in Siachen for no cheap thrill
Did likes of Abdul Hamid loose life for a religion?
    Every soldier sees tricolor flutter his only religion
Sitting in cozy confines the think tanks debate
    Whether tricolour is foisted to perpetuate hate
The intellectual debate rarely brings unison
        They only lead to an endless frustration
Let tricolour fly in every Indian heart
 To usher harmony and patriotism for a start

PS: Image kind courtesy Google

27 comments:

  1. Rahu! This is one of the most heartfelt posts about the tricolour and I can't stem the flow from my eyes. Thank you for acceding to my request. Really appreciate it.

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    1. Thank you Zephyr for sowing the idea for this post! Am happy it could live to your expectation:)

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  2. Very nicely penned...these words are voicing every true Indian's feelings. Salutes to the Tricolor!

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  3. A heartfelt salute to our Tiranga! Thank you for writing this.

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    1. Welcome to my blog, Beloo and am happy that you liked it!

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  4. A heartfelt salute to our Tiranga! Thank you for writing this.

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  5. You echo my sentiments too, Rahul. Makes me very sad the non-controversies that are becoming news these days.

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    1. I am happy that you share the same sentiment and the post could resonate your thoughts!

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  6. Wow! Awesome perspective over the Indian flag.. Great post

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  7. Hi Rahul

    Beautiful lines.

    Even during war anywhere for that matter, I feel both opposing sides have soldiers full of patriotism; young men in their early years with their families behind; over the years, I mean spanning hundreds of years, the world geography keeps changing, yet soldiers stick on to patriotism and sacrifice for someone's political ambition. Sad! We were far better in prehistoric cavemen times when the fights were only for individual survival.

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    1. Agree totaly with your perspective Jaishree,that brave men loose life for political ambitions and misadventures! If mankind understood the futility of war this planet would be a much better place to live

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  8. Such heart-warming lines. The tricolour couldn't have been more beautifully hoisted (in words) than this!

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    1. Thanks a lot Arti, that you liked and for those very kind words!

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  9. This debate on patriotism that has taken our nation by storm has left a bad taste in everyone's mouth.

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    1. The debate on patriotism is uncalled for! The state must have means to identify the trouble mongers especially that indulge in anti national acts including loot and arson!

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  10. Moving poem, sir. Let us show our patriotism in action, not on social media.

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  11. Hi Rahul nice ode to the tricolor. Have become a fan of your poetry too (earlier I adored your travel pieces).

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    1. A big thanks Rachna and those words continue to inspire:)

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    1. Thanks Bindu and nice to see you back!

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