Sathya Narayana

Freedom At Midnight

At the stroke of twelve; midnight
we earned freedom! Well! We did it!
We waited, waited, waited, waited
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Topic(s) of this poem: darkness, freedom, light, night, terrorism

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  • Sachidananda PandaSachidananda Panda (8/17/2020 6:54:00 AM)

    " At the stroke of twelve; midnight
    we earned freedom! Well! We did it!
    We waited, waited, waited, waited
    we waited not just six hours for dawn,
    but alas for sixty-five years in vain." Loved the stanza... and am reminded of the grueling past that tormented the vast swath of Indian peninsula under the predating power... Thanks

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  • Sarwar ChowdhurySarwar Chowdhury (11/16/2008 12:42:00 PM)

    Sathya jee

    This poem shows how powerful your imagination and observations! wonderful composition! ! ! ! .......10++++

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  • Mula Veereswara RaoMula Veereswara Rao (10/26/2008 2:07:00 AM)

    But still we are saying 'Mera Bharat Mahan' It's time to introspect for us.

    Nice writing! Please comment on my made in india

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  • Bob Blackwell (10/11/2008 7:13:00 AM)

    i echo Greenwolf's words and add your plea is real, it comes through clear. We do not need fanatics in our world. A excellent write 10++++

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  • Greenwolfe 1962 (8/29/2008 10:11:00 AM)

    After reading this, I couldn't imagine not giving it a 10. The reference to the knot
    at the end was wonderful. That is exactly the way to put it.

    GW62

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  • Subbaraman N V (8/29/2008 3:04:00 AM)

    This is the effect of 'kali'! If we the great Indians can look inside and make efforts, we will see an India free from all the travails referred to!

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  • Blue Eyes (8/28/2008 6:51:00 AM)

    may God save us all and protect every city in the world.i loved the poem keep writing

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  • Kris Smith (8/24/2008 12:20:00 PM)

    A well written heartfelt piece thankyou for sharing Chris

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  • Indira RenganathanIndira Renganathan (8/17/2008 6:04:00 AM)

    Strong urgent dose of patriotism to treat our country.Hats off 10+++++......Thanks a lot Sathya

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  • Seema Chowdhury (8/16/2008 10:49:00 PM)

    a very powerful and patriotic poem. i hope if everyone realizes this, then life will become easy and the purpose of freedom will be achieved. surely a 10 for this gem.

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  • Vidyadhar DurgekarVidyadhar Durgekar (8/16/2008 10:42:00 AM)

    Truth of life.....Inspite of all the bickerings saare jaha se accha hindusthan hamara.let us all make it still better place to live.possible with right education.Ignorance is the root casue of all those demons dwelling in human minds.
    Very well crafted poetry depicting the harsh reality.

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  • Rema Prasanna (8/16/2008 9:42:00 AM)

    Sathya, salute to your patriotic insight, Incredible India, a rich resourceful intellectual nation, even after years of freedom, struggles.. world's largest democracy's powerful failure.. we allow our system to be like in a way non reactive minds.. voices cut of... ministerial politcal webs... why dont people of India wake up to set right the constitutional principles.. inspirational 10

    Rema

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  • Chitra - (8/16/2008 4:40:00 AM)

    remarkable write, an eyeopener!

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  • Bharat B. Trivedi (8/16/2008 2:35:00 AM)

    A very poignant and striking poem - hard-hitting at our corrupt politicians who have robbed mother India and still continue to do so...
    Good Read, Satya...

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  • Pushkar Bisht (8/16/2008 1:42:00 AM)

    Freedom at midnight is reflecting truth. Today we have got freedom but our corrupt leaders were responsible for that.

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  • Satheesan RangorathSatheesan Rangorath (8/14/2008 11:19:00 PM)

    Dear Sathya Narayana Ji
    A very timely well versed poem with a poetic concern and cry, which no body
    hears in India.We don't have freem as we are tied by isms of political stupidity.
    I think we need a secon Independance struggle.
    You are very correct in bringing out a beautiful poem.We need out freedom to say
    that 'FREEDOM IS MY/OUR BIRTH RIGHT'
    gOOD POEM A 10
    greetings
    Satheesan rangorath

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  • Rajaram RamachandranRajaram Ramachandran (8/14/2008 10:05:00 PM)

    These are the days for money power and muscle power. The poor remain frustrated. The fanatics play havoc. Politicians have their pound of flesh.
    What poor helpless Mother India can do, if her children misbehave like this?

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  • Raj Nandy (8/14/2008 8:56:00 PM)

    I read your poem on the Independence Day when it became all the more meaningful! If we follow two party system, the country may improve!
    - Raj Nandy

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  • PERSIAN NIGHTINGALEPERSIAN NIGHTINGALE (8/14/2008 1:12:00 PM)

    i hope so...thanks for sharing

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  • C. P. SharmaC. P. Sharma (8/14/2008 12:03:00 PM)

    Your poem speaks out the conscience of the masses.

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