Thought on Freedom, Independence Day

I watch a lot of serials. You know that, right?
So, not been writing nothing, just completed “The Wire”. It feels bad though, not writing, but Wire was awesome too, no doubt.

Anywayzzz,

India, or should I say Indians recently celebrated “Independence Day”. It was the 65th time they elevated the essence of the word ‘freedom’.

happy-independence-day-wallpaper

It is kind of flawed perception though, as to how we perceive ourselves, it’s hard to say, “I’m free”. Nowadays, it’s like all are bound to some social and subtle innuendo of theirs, standing up to the tune of national anthem like they can relate, while all they can think about is something else, important cooking in their head. For the very same reason, I often feel if there’s a point to this repeated day and it’s celebration, and I conclude that there is, yes indeed. Forgive me, if I am not able to come up with a better explanation in the following lines, since guilty I am too.

Many of us perceive freedom as a right that endures limitless comforts and powers, like if we were free we would have done so much better, we would have changed the world and chopped down those hands that constrain. I hope you realize that this ‘we’ character(s) has his perception of a world where he must enjoy the added incentives, he might be willing to share, but that part of world, ‘he wants it’. It’s individualistic, it’s the same mistake I made earlier when I doubted if I am free. We still celebrate the day, but like an individual and so the meaning of freedom that ought to be relevant to India, or a nation, a community has been lost or misplaced somewhere. To regain the spirit, all we have to do is measure prosperity since that first Independence day, the absolute and the relative. Being individualistic is not bad, we are biologically programmed to do so, it’s beneficial to us and to the society, but freedom essentially requires that our actions are moral, and responsible, for if we were to take a decision today that influences several others, we better find a way to achieve our goals and at the same time be justifiable to the many, of any implication that they might endure, positives or negatives.

It’s not hard, it’s just so damn righteous that we neglect. Standing up for national anthem is just a gesture, it’s the first step, the second is all about what goes inside that head. The repetition over the years, provides with an opportunity to stand up again, to initiate that first step, the second is all on you.

In the afternoon of 15th, on Independence Day, I took a train journey, thought a little of our history, with music on, watching the glaring grass from the window pane. It was beautiful and pen worked fine.

Relentless pursuit
to catch renditions
rather take a break today
to commemorate heritage.

Sighting grace
callow fields addressed
by men, their women
for scads of alien souls,
envy fests my faculty,
ruminating if my job,
the contribution was as
much necessary.

Struggle unseen,
read, listened on occasions,
weight endured never felt
realized, apprehended
fortunately correlated
self pitied sufferings,
hoping silent faces around
benefited for forward walk.

Numbered years
in past remembered
always, while as a token of exult
we have, Independence Day.

20 thoughts on “Thought on Freedom, Independence Day

  1. Helloโ€”

    I enjoyed reading your thoughts on Independence Day. It is apparent that this day of remembrance is very meaningful to you. You have some nice word choices throughout this poem.

    I donโ€™t have many suggestions for this, except I think you could strip out a few of the superfluous words and tighten this up just a bit. Please feel free to disregard these suggestions, if they donโ€™t work for you.

    Relentless pursuit
    to catch [my] renditions
    rather take (a) break today
    [to] commemorate heritage.
    Sighting grace
    [of] callow fields addressed
    by men, their women
    for scads of alien souls,
    envy fests my faculty,
    ruminating if my job,
    the contribution was as
    much necessary.
    Struggle unseen,
    read, listened on occasions,
    weight endured never felt
    [but] realized, apprehended
    fortunately correlated
    [to] self pitied sufferings,
    hoping silent faces around
    benefited for forward walk.
    Numbered years
    in past [to be] remembered
    always, while as (a) token of exult
    we have, Independence Day.
    .

    Thanks for linking up.

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  2. i see christi gave you already some good feedback…so nothing else for me to say that i really enjoyed this…thanks also for the background info…it’s so good to learn about the different nations

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  3. nice…i appreciate the background info as well…i can hear you passion for independence in your words…

    thank you for your birthday wishes as well…smiles.

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  4. Yea buddy..Independence Day has turned into a ritual allright rich in symbolism but poor in meaning and context…apt words and spirit..hopefully the tide will turn soon…Jai Hind

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  5. Great poem…your feelings on the significance of this occassion. I can’t really offer any advice as I don’t know enough about poetry to do so, after reading this though seems you could tell me a thing or two ๐Ÿ™‚

    p.s. I’m with you…didn’t get anything done whilst watching the Wire ” Omar comin’ “

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  6. Nice work,indeed… In my opinion, freedom is being free of fear.When we are not free,we live in fear that doesn’t allow us to grow.The truth is that, we are paranoid of the powerful in this country,and they disempower us.When we are living in fear,can we ever be free?Can I safely walk on the road without the fear of being killed by a terrorist?Is there space in any country to live freely,to do what our heart desires?

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  7. Very Nice Poetry with an amazing Imagination
    Great Work of Creativity .. Fabulous Write !! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    It was truly enjoyable after reading this one !!

    Now That’s Truly INDIAN thing to read !!

    Anyways, Take a look some of my Poetry Collections …
    http://ashbeezone.wordpress.com/category/talent-underground/poetry-zone/
    ory/creative-challenges/the-haiku-challenge/

    and also, on my very recent Work on INDIA as well
    http://ashbeezone.wordpress.com/2011/08/15/india-of-my-dream/

    !!! Happy Rally !!!
    Cheers !!

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