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September 21, 2013

1947- August 15




I would like to travel back to the day India was declared an independent nation. Every time I read Jawaharlal Nehru’s “Tryst with Destiny” speech which he delivered on the midnight of Aug 14, 1947 as India woke into liberty, I am filled with awe. Moving the ordinary man to believe he has a part in the glorious dream. I can imagine how they rejoiced. How powerful they felt. I want to feel that pulse. The blood throbbing exhilaration on an amazing victory over the empire where the sun never set. Dancing away, not a shred of doubt that anything was ever going to go wrong.




1947- August 15


To feel the first breaths of a newly born nation
Fearless to seize a glorious future!
A star rises in the East.
All hearts beating as one,
Promising to never betray this dream.


photo credit : defenceforumindia.com 



24 comments:

  1. Awesome take on the prompt....loved it :)

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  2. I like this! It would be exciting to be a part of the independence celebration and to fee the electricity that cannot come across in history books.

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    1. Yes,it would be priceless.We take so much for granted. I have met people who lived under the oppressive regime and realized how much they cherish freedom.

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  3. What a moment in history to choose! Love your last line especially. Thanks for linking up!

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  4. Lovely, heartfelt poem. The excitement and enthusiasm pours from this writing.

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  6. Wow Sini!Hats off to this awesome post!Saare jahan se accha Hindustaan hamara :-)

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    1. Thank u :-) Atreyee. Sach mein sab se accha Hindustaan hamara.

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  7. Use a time machine to travel to a special event or place. Great idea. Most of us are trying to be too clever to just embark in a great journey. (RogRites)

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    1. A great journey is what everyone is aiming for I guess. How we measure the greatness is the key.

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  8. I love how personal this is for you. I could feel your passion about this time.

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    1. Yes, I do feel passionate abt history. Present seems boring :-)

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  9. What a lovely time and place to go to, Sini! Follow your heart to a feeling : )

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  10. This is a beautiful moment to choose.

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  11. Adding my voice to the chorus: this was a beautiful choice of moments to visit and a beautifully written Trifecta entry :))

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  12. Love your prompt on reliving the history !

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