Treasure Island

Nasarudheen.P. Parameswaran

(8.8.1952 / Manakad)

I love my country: India, but


I love my country: India, but
I hate many of its rulers, as
they speak for the poor and
act for tycoons bellicose, and-
Diversity sighs in armed Unity;
The selfish corrupted in unity
March ahead on graves crafty.
I love my country: India, but
August fifteenth: with freedom,
opened all devilish forces
out of Hell to fell all virtues.
Grim faced Buddha smiles
Like a nuclear Phantom, his
tears drip on tomb of Peace.
No white dove sits on dome
It bleeds in the lap of Buddha.
If birth is the cause of gloom.
who stops one from bloom?
Dearth of berth clamour for
Death of birth at the womb.
I love my country: India, but
Souls are free on lovely Earth
Lay bodies strain to survive.
A nominal word equanimity
Gushes in landslide infirmity.
Service becomes self –service,
In black ink sleeps Socialism.
Fear Neurosis like King Kamsa
Keeps Liberty behind the bars.
Healthy, wealthy Bharat Matha
Groans in labour room for Santi.

Submitted: Monday, August 12, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, August 27, 2013

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

When I feel of my Independence day...


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Note: 1) . August fifteenth= 15 August 1947 when India became free from Briton.2) .Buddha=Gutham Buddha(Prince Sidhardha) who established Buddhism.3) .Kamsa= The mythological character, uncle of Lord Krishna who chained even his sister Devaki out of the fear psychosis.4) , Bharat Matha= Indians consider Bharat/India as their Mother(Matha) -so it is Mother land not Fatherland for them.Santi/Shanti=a Sanskrit word used in Vedas and Upanishads of India which means Peace or Islam.

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  • Geetha Jayakumar (8/22/2013 5:41:00 AM)

    Beautiful poem..Bharath matha ki jai...Jai Hind....
    Loved reading it..

    Thanks for the lovely comments for my poems... (Report) Reply

  • Aswath Raman (8/21/2013 9:10:00 AM)

    Healthy wealthy Bharat matha groans! ! ! ! ha ha aha! ! ! ! I'm really excited to see these lines over and over again! (Report) Reply

  • Dinesh Nair (8/20/2013 9:15:00 AM)

    Let us love the notion of nation and its rare sons still....
    We salute our heroes.... (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (8/17/2013 9:06:00 AM)

    We all love our country... but... but! The sentiments expressed here is shared by every Indian! Unfortunately we have to travel a long distance to the Rama Ragya dreamt by our great leaders! Powerful thoughts in the wake of our Independence day! ! (Report) Reply

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