63rd Independence Day – I owe them all

A midnight sixty three years ago
We walked our baby steps FREELY
Now reaching atop the global commerce
A billion people celebrate India

A pious soul in a loin cloth
Taught the world Nonviolence
A World leader par excellence
laid foundation for a battered nation
And an iron man by his side
secured the nation state by state

The countless heroes who fell fighting
The revolutionaries who died so young
The poets who wrote so bold and true
The teachers who taught us History

The heroes of today in uniforms
who stay awake in heat and cold
To give us the fruits of real freedom
Sleep at ease and wake up free

I owe them every word I write
I owe them every spoken word

Jai Hind – Happy Independence Day to All