Month: March 1995

Bhagat Singh

I Why, Bhagat Singh, did you die? At a time when people were shy To come out of their homes to fight Against the British’s indomitable might   You had dreamt of freedom For the future generations Thus you sacrificed your life For this mission of yours   Yes, comrade, your dream’s fulfilled Your death paid off, India was freed British are no more ruling over us How can we thank you, our words are at loss   You got yourself hanged; for the sake of the motherland With a dream in your eyes; and a smile on your lips Alas! Today’s country is not India of your dreams; Your great sacrifice has gone in vain, it seems.   II Why, Bhagat Sing, didn’t you marry? Why did you flee away from home feeling sorry For your family which was arranging your marriage You boldly defied them and took revolutionary’s pledge   You were only seventeen then Why didn’t you enjoy life like other men Look upon us, from school days, flirting with girls All …