Dr. A.Celestine Raj Manohar M.D.,

Gold Star - 17,788 Points (14-2-1957 / Tamilnadu, India)

15th August,1998 In India - Poem by Dr. A.Celestine Raj Manohar M.D.,

My sleep got disturbed, thrice that day;
I could not sleep tho’ a holiday;
My mind was filled with thoughts unclear;
I got up in the morn, much earlier;
‘Twas India’s Independence Day!

Thunder, lightning filled the night’s Sky;
The day much overcast did fly;
The Rain was just a drizzle that day;
Wetted the ground of mud and clay;
‘Twas 15th of August, a rainy day.

The pea-birds howled and groaned that night;
The Rain made them shiver with fright;
Though ten, it looked like six in the morn;
The Sun behind the clouds had gone;
The Sky ground-glass remained that day.

The leaky tap-waters that fell,
Raised wavelets, ploppy-toned and swell;
Rain-drops on cables looked like pearls;
Dropped, formed again, enticing souls;
It looked it would rain long that day.

Rain-drops hanging beneath fir-twigs;
Glittered in the scarce light like figs;
The whole tree was aglow, alit;
A thing of beauty, don’t miss it!
The Sky looked like a barred-white board!

A frail, brown-skinned, bony human,
With sack on head, bent-back, he ran!
The Indian was agonizing!
Tho’ people keep sermonizing!
Fifty years after Independence!
What good was done for the common-man?


Comments about 15th August,1998 In India by Dr. A.Celestine Raj Manohar M.D.,

  • Ashraful Musaddeq (9/18/2008 2:17:00 AM)


    An experince is described, nicely composed. Enjoyed. (Report) Reply

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  • (6/23/2007 8:30:00 PM)


    Detail, so much detail is in this poem to read and to love. I so wish I could have read your poetry earlier, but I must continue. (Report) Reply

  • (7/11/2006 5:42:00 AM)


    i cried at this... and this is all i can write! ! !

    Lubna
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Poem Submitted: Thursday, August 21, 2003



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