Treasure Island

Mamta Agarwal

(March 27,1951 / India)

# A Nation wakes up in Joyous disbelief


As history is made in the American elections
The world watches with disbelief and fascination.
Some one asked me, is it good for our nation?
Rejoice, people are overcoming racial discrimination.

This is not the time to ask such parochial questions,
It is about rising above caste, colour distinctions.
come on guys, why can’t you see it’s a giant leap of hope
And faith, so please join in the jubilation and don’t mope.

one man, despite lack of experience dared to dream,
and the people who put faith in him, cry and beam.
An Afro American has defeated a seasoned white,
I salute the democracy and the people for their foresight.

Hey, will the name WHITE HOUSE under go change?
So the new occupant doesn’t feel awkward and strange…

Submitted: Friday, November 07, 2008
Edited: Friday, November 07, 2008

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  • Palas Kumar Ray (11/16/2008 10:59:00 AM)

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    This is the Victory of the American people who showed the world that an American is an American.Nothing more or less is required to become the President. The lesson if at all we must learn is the lesson to rise above all other interests for the interest of the country.I can only see the jubiliant faces of all Americans who wish to get their voices spoken by their President.
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  • Sathyanarayana M V S (11/15/2008 2:12:00 AM)

    You are right Mamta ji. This is time for rejoice; not for parochial questions. Let us wait and see what happens to world to India in particular with the advent of Obama.....................10 (Report) Reply

  • Kesav Easwaran (11/12/2008 8:20:00 AM)

    for all his sincerity and his relentless fight against terrorism Bush could not live up to the image he richly deserved...the wars and their after effects and the swelling recession that engulfed the States....well, here is a change refreshing....but most challenging for Obama....a good write on the political scenario of friendly nation of India...10 (Report) Reply

  • premji premji (11/10/2008 2:26:00 AM)

    in america, presidents are prisoners in the whitehouse.
    whether obama or george bush, they have just only one
    agenda: business... i appreciate your feelings... but america
    will remain as ever: hardcore conservative....
    the rich jewish businessmen will decide the policies of
    america... like ambanies in india... this is the pseudo-face of
    democracy... (Report) Reply

  • Bob Blackwell (11/9/2008 4:25:00 AM)

    For me it was a joyous day, I feel the whole world should celebrate as it is a victory over small narrow minded people. Lets hope and look forward to a better world. Thank you for writing this poem Mamta. (Report) Reply

  • Raj Nandy (11/8/2008 9:57:00 PM)

    The poem concludes with an interesrting question.India did not feature in the first
    15 calls made by the US President, Pak did! A good poem on a current topic by
    Mamtaji
    -Raj Nandy. (Report) Reply

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