Rajesh Thankappan

Gold Star - 11,957 Points (Guwahati)

A Fumigation - Poem by Rajesh Thankappan

Let us fumigate the air
And purge it from all bigotry fear
So that birds of all feather can sing
Songs that they to their heart hold dear.

Let us no more build barriers
With mortars of fear and hate
Let us unfurl the flag of freedom
And allow it to flutter free to steer our fate.

O my countrymen let us awake,
Wake up to the Tagore’s clarion call -
And build bridges of harmony
For doesn't this country belong to us all?

Topic(s) of this poem: freedom

Poet's Notes about The Poem

N.B. Here the reference is to the Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore
poem ‘Where The Mind Is Without Fear.’ (written on

Comments about A Fumigation by Rajesh Thankappan

  • Madathil Rajendran Nair (4/3/2015 11:11:00 PM)

    Great and noble writing, Rajesh-ji. Yes - our country belongs equally to all our countrymen and there is no question of a majority or minority there. There are only Indians. Indians first and Indians last. (Report) Reply

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  • Lyn Paul (4/1/2015 5:17:00 PM)

    I support your Bridges of Harmony Start fumigating. Thank you (Report) Reply

  • Hazel Durham (4/1/2015 3:12:00 PM)

    I love this great write full of wisdom to stop the hatred and bigotry which is caused by closed minds!
    A beautiful write!
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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, April 1, 2015

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