Days were colorless when both of us left home,
Everyday our country land used to bathe in a pool of gory.
You went abroad to study while I stayed back,
Only to witness people staring at the twilight skies
Waiting for a ray of hope amid the blend of light and dark.
Finally it all ended.
And on this day you return.
I can see you but you can’t see me.
I can see your nine year old waving the tricolor;
And you, with teary eyes, looking at my uniform and medals around.
Slowly you walk up to my photo on the wall with a garland,
With a shivering voice, you utter “Happy Independence Day, Major.”
“Cause I can’t see forgiveness, and you can’t see the crime,
And we both keep on waiting for what we left behind.”
I can’t believe you looked me in my eyes and said you had nothing to hide.
“You can’t be afraid of people willing to hurt you, because if you fear life, then you will never live.” – Chester Bennington
“I once cried because I had no shoes to play soccer, but one day I met a man who had no feet, and I realized how rich I am.” – Zidane
“Oneness amongst men, the advancement of unity in diversity – this has been the core religion of India.” – Rabindranath Tagore
May you keep on helping India wave our flag high, just like you waved your shirt at Lords! 😀
Proud Bengali.. Proud Calcuttan 🙂