Poem - INDIA : ELECTION 2019

Written by Anonymous | Published on: May 27, 2019

When the mind is full of fear but the head is held high;

When knowledge is no longer free;
When our world has been broken up into fragments by narrow domestic walls;
Where words come out from the depth of untruth;
Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards destruction;
Where the clear stream of reason has lost its way into the bloody desert sand of deathly habit;
From this hell of captivity, let us break free,

As our minds lead us forward into ever-widening thought and action,
Into that heaven of freedom, my People, let my country awake.

 (With apologies to Rabindranath Tagore although I’m sure he would sympathise.)