Month: August 1998

Mother India

Fifty years of chaos and confusions She has witnessed and now silently mourns As a mother forgives her children She has done that; they are still insane   Ere half a century, she was in chain She was silent and cried in pain Her children fought and freed her then She asks now: Where disappeared all of them?   Where are they who loved her? Who sacrificed their lives for her; Why no doubt, today there is none Whom you can ask to die for her!   – Saswat Pattanayak, Peoples’ Poet