independence day — august 15, 2022

where the tricolor
is not abused
for petty gain
where tolerance is not
shoved down the drain
where a young dalit boy
can take a sip of water
without fear
where peace, love
& equality are held dear
where voices are free
& freedom can thrive
I wish my dear country
a happy 75

where we do not forget
the great sacrifice
and are ready to pay
the ultimate price
to sustain and preserve
that idea of a nation
in our minds secure
and hearts resolute
where thought is unbridled
and hope can thrive
I wish my dear country
a happy 75

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Maruti Naik

I write to remember. I write to remain honest. I write to leave a bread crumb trail for my daughter. I write to relax. Trying to impress my better half, I write