Dr John Celes

Silver Star - 4,313 Points (14-2-1957 / Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India)

Happy 67th Independence Day, India - Poem by Dr John Celes

They died so that we all may live
With freedom from the British lords;
They suffered, sacrificed their lives
For freedom’s sake – a noble cause!

Many were men, women, children
Who laid their lives for nation’s sake;
They made our Motherland, heaven,
And drove away the masters fake!

Non-violence -tool invincible,
Spear-headed War of Freedom long;
Some fell to British bullets fast,
And in prison many were cast.

Many had been hanged unto death;
Many had been tortured by stealth;
Their cries were smothered by their lords;
But freedom-fighters won the war!

The British ran away in fright
As tricolor was hoisted high!
Freedom was won sans many swords;
Freedom was gained by merely words!

We were enslaved by British once,
Who hurt and maimed us Indians much;
Yet now, they are no more our foes,
But friends with whom, we have good touch!

Do we realize our freedom’s cost?
Does love afill our human hearts?
Are all Indians brothers, sisters –?
A question we must always ask.

Our hearts must change primarily;
Love for our nation must be prime;
Love for our brethren must be next;
Love must unite Indians by blood!

Divisive forces should not rise;
All states must share resources well;
Our voices must not be subdued;
Corruption must be pulled by roots!

Our country is not poor at all!
The people are its boundless wealth;
Hate should not run across the states;
Let unity all integrate!

Jai Hind! Jai Bharat! Jai Ho to Indians world-over!


Copyright by Dr John Celes 23-07-2013


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Thanks to those souls who made us free!

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Poem Edited: Thursday, July 25, 2013


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