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Be True Indians (Poem)

Updated on August 8, 2016

A Great Nationalist's Thought

“The aim of life is no more to control the mind, but to develop it harmoniously; not to achieve salvation here after, but to make the best use of it here below; and not to realise truth, beauty and good only in contemplation, but also in the actual experience of daily life; social progress depends not upon the ennoblement of the few but on the enrichment of democracy; universal brotherhood can be achieved only when there is an equality of opportunity - of opportunity in the social, political and individual life.— from Bhagat Singh's prison diary, p. 124”
Bhagat Singh, The Jail Notebook And Other Writings

Indian Tricolor held High

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India Freed on 15th August, 1947

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Patriots freed India from the Englishmen

Independence they gifted to their countrymen

The midnight of 14th August, 1947

Brought hope for each and every Indian.

While the sun rose on 15th August, 1947

India stepped into an era free of chain

Citizens felt very bright

Had no more fright

No pity at one’s own plight

Only a wish to prove India’s might.

The Indian flag soared up high

While the British flag rolled down in shy.

Indians when saluted the horizontal tricolour

Of saffron, white and green

With a navy blue wheel placed at the centre

Every Indian then felt like a proud citizen.

Freedom Struggle was a tough ride

Unlimited sacrifices were made

With and even without bloodshed

The independence, our birthright, we achieved

With a wish which every Indian's heart had

Let India and the Indians never fade

Keeping unity in diversity intact as India’s pride.

Since 1947 India has come a long way

Leaving behind the tales of her freedom

Marching towards a new height every day

But the facts of independence hold a certain charm.

Respect for the Indian freedom fighters

Be they the famous or unsung heroes

Kept always at high

As they then guarded Indian heritage without a sigh.

No more under British control

Still, Indians are captive in their own nation

As nasty politics, violence and corruption

Play major roles

That’s how every innocent Indian

Gets trapped and exploited by their fellow country men.

Everyone understands

But some chooses to be mute

Some are afraid to protest

Some lacks

The courage to highlight the demerits

While some people happily follows

Wrong path set by our own detractors.

Independence is to be enjoyed

And never to be exploited

Freedom is to be protected

And never to be harmed

May all the citizens

Become the true Indians

As it’s time again

To stand up for the country

Make no folly

Rather wipe out the follies of the countrymen

India will then be a peaceful, secured and pure haven.

True Indians must Protect India

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      A call for freedom....a call for humanity.....love the fervor in this poem....well done my friend!

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      Mark G Weller 4 years ago from Lake Charles, LA.

      Shout from the rooftops, stand up and announce to all. Well written and powerful.

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      Jonathan McCloskey 4 years ago from Cinnaminson, New Jersey

      I do believe you taught me a bit about Indian History today, and in such a great and powerful way. Thank you for this poem, shampa sadhya.

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      sriparna 4 years ago from New Delhi

      Very nice, Shampa, and it has come on the eve of the Independence Day, great sharing!

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      Unity in any country is always a valuable asset. Love your call to loyalty and the background on the country.

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      Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

      Wow! great words/poem... be proud

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      myownlife 4 years ago from london

      Massive powerful.

      Yes be true indians

      be true human being

      God bless

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      KDuBarry03 4 years ago

      Unity is strength and a valuable asset to living life with value and pride. Wonderful poetry and a great dedication to your country!

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      Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

      Great poem! Thanks for sharing. Take care.

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      Rema T V 4 years ago from Chennai, India

      Hi Shampa,

      Actually I would have been the first to comment here ; unfortunately as I finished reading this wonderful poem full of patriotic fervor, power supply was affected and it was after a long time that I could go online and I forgot all about your hub. Now when I read your comment on my hub I suddenly remembered this hub and immediately came here to check if I did post a comment the other day. I hadn't. So it is a long story.

      That aside, it is a wonderful poem. Peace is all we want and it is up to the Indian citizens to do our country proud by standing up for its great values. Truly impressive hub. Great work Shampa. Sharing it for its excellent value. Cheers, Rema.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      A beautiful poem and it highlights very rightly what is wrong with our country at the moment. Dirty politics, corruption and violence are the 3 main issues that if tackled and tamed can zoom the country as a superpower in no time.

      Poignant and hard hitting poem, Shampa. I'm including a link to this poem in my Independence day hub.

      All the votes and sharing.

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      shruti sheshadri 4 years ago from Bangalore, India

      Excellent rendition for our independence! Proud of india! :)

      A delightful read, poems about our country and its history we rarely come across... nice to visit back :)

      Take care!

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      Lightshare 4 years ago

      Beautiful shampasadhya, enjoyed it.

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      Shampa Sadhya 4 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA

      Hello billybuc,

      Thanks a lot for your encouraging words.

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      Shampa Sadhya 4 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA

      Hello Curiad,

      Your suggestion is apt, India needs it badly Thanks a lot for your strong praise.

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      Shampa Sadhya 4 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA

      Hello sriparna,

      Thanks a lot for your encouraging statement.

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      Shampa Sadhya 4 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA

      Hello teaches12345,

      Thank you very much. It is always a nice feeling to be appreciated by a good writer like you. It gives me lots of confidence.

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      Shampa Sadhya 4 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA

      Hello Mhatter99,

      Though your comment is short but very effective. Thanks a lot

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      Shampa Sadhya 4 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA

      Hello myownlife,

      Thanks a lot for your powerful comment. Great feeling!

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      Shampa Sadhya 4 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA

      Hello KDuBarry03.

      Your comment has given me a lot of confidence. Thanks a lot.

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      Shampa Sadhya 4 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA

      Hello M. Dasgupta,

      Thanks a lot for appreciating my work.

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      Shampa Sadhya 4 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA

      Hello Thelma Alberts,

      I am extremely happy that you liked my poem. Thanks a lot.

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      Shampa Sadhya 4 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA

      Hello remaniki,

      Late is better than never, isn't it?

      I am extremely thankful to you that you came back to check the comment status and finally commented on it. Your comment is full of encouragement. I am really thrilled. Thank you very much.

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      Shampa Sadhya 4 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA

      Hello rajan jolly,

      You have added an extra value to my work through acknowledging my thought regarding politics and .... so on. Thanks a lot for your great praise.

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      Shampa Sadhya 4 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA

      Hello shruti sheshadri,

      Your comment is so refreshing. It has given me lots of pleasure. Thank you very much.

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      Shampa Sadhya 4 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA

      Hello Lightshare,

      I am happy that you liked the poem and enjoyed it. T am really thankful to you.

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      Ireno Alcala 4 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      The words flow smoothly, as if I'm hearing a song of pride for your country.

      Freedom is not a free enterprise unless people exercise it positively. :)

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      Radhika Sreekanth 4 years ago from Mumbai,India

      I enjoyed reading your poem on independence. Revealed a poised heart!! Voted up and beautiful. Sharing it.

      "Mera bharat mahan"!

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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Inspiring words on your poem here Shampa. Hats off to you dear.

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      Shampa Sadhya 4 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA

      Hello travel_man1971,

      Your appreciation has given me immense satisfaction. Poetry always needs a smooth flow of words and if I succeeded in it according to you then it means a little bit I've learnt about writing poetry. In that process your words are of umpteen encouragement. Thanks a lot.

      You are very true that to maintain freedom people must work for it. Thanks again.

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      Shampa Sadhya 4 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA

      Hello radhikasree,

      First of all I must thank you for visiting my work after a long time. Thanks for the praise, voting up and so on. Right you are: "Mera bharat mahan"!

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      Shampa Sadhya 4 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA

      Hello unknown spy,

      Your words are inspiring me to write many more poems. Thanks for loving the poem.

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      manatita44 4 years ago from london

      A promising poet from the land of Tagore and my Beloved Guru. My Guru liked Netaji. If you can, you can read Sri Chinmoy's views on patriotism. There are many sublime ones.

      Keep smiling. Bengali's like sweetness, I am told. Keep being 'sweet'

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      Shampa Sadhya 4 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA

      Hello manatita44,

      Labeling me as a promising poet is in itself a great compliment. Almost every Bengali is a fond of Tagore and Netaji and I am no exception. I will definitely read the views of your Guru, Sri Chinmoy. Thanks a lot for reading and appreciating the poem.

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      abijith sasikumar 4 years ago from india

      bharath matha ki jay....

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      Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

      wow...such a beautiful tribute, my friend!

      jai ho!

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      Shampa Sadhya 4 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA

      Hello abithewriter,

      Thanks for reading and paying tribute to 'Bharat Mata' .

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      Shampa Sadhya 4 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA

      Hello Ruchira,

      Thanks for praising the poem. Thank you very much.

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      Devika Primić 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Beautifully expressed and written thanks for this poem

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      Shampa Sadhya 4 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA

      Thank you for appreciating the poem, DDE

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Enjoyed your poem. Very expressive.

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      asha karmakar 2 years ago

      great poem

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      Anika Diaries 2 years ago

      Wonderfully crafted poem. I really liked how you expressed the feelings about the era of independence.

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