Republic Day 2019 Poem by Jasbir Chatterjee

Republic Day 2019

Rating: 5.0


Under Delhi's cloudless, cerulean blue sky,
Our Leader,
Sporting a victorious orange turban,
Walked to his seat through India Gate,
With long, confident steps,
On Republic Day 2019.

Huge jet aircrafts hurtled through Delhi's cloudless, cerulean blue sky,
Through spirals of white smoke,
Huge tanks, deadly missiles, grand regiments, acrobatics, happy, smiling faces,
Brave people, Legacy of Mahatma Gandhi, colorful tableaux, awards, weeping widows,
All these completed the big portrait
Of our Republic Day 2019.

Yes, all this and more, we saw on Television,
We, the passive, silent, hapless ones,
With zero percent reservations.
Soon, the show ended,
And we were force-fed a short political cartoon film
On our National Holiday of Republic Day 2019.

The film had our Leader as the hero,
Boastful, arrogant, wearing a smug, confident smile,
Jumping around, somersaulting happily,
While the floundering, clueless Opposition,
A bunch of selfish, corrupt, dynastic leaders
Campaigned with a single-minded devotion for replacement of our Leader…

Puzzled, her mind hazy, while gazing upwards at Delhi's cloudless, cerulean blue sky,
My daughter asked, "Mom, who do you think will be our next Prime Minister? "
I said, "We have no other choice, dearest.
Next year, too, I guess, India Gate will witness the same orange turban.
So, forget it; let's just enjoy our today, the cloudless, cerulean blue sky,
The National Holiday of Republic Day 2019."

Republic Day 2019
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COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Kumarmani Mahakul 05 February 2019

You have excellently narrated the beauty of cerebration of Republic Day 2019. We feel the celebration in Delhi after reading your this outstanding poem. I agree with Devanshu Patel. An excellent poem is well penned.10

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Jasbir Chatterjee 06 February 2019

Thanks a lot, Kumarmani!

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Rajnish Manga 27 January 2019

What this poem presents is an overview of the Republic Day parade at Rajpath as it took place in the presence of none other than our Supreme Leader who was 'Sporting a victorious orange turban' and 'Walked with.... long, confident steps'. At the same time it talks about the hapless middle class Indians and the likely political scene before and after 2019 General Elections. Thanks for sharing this poem and our concerns on a wide canvas.

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Jasbir Chatterjee 02 February 2019

Thank you, Rajnishji!

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Dr Dillip K Swain 27 January 2019

A wonderful depiction of Republic Day celebration! Extremely well penned...10

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Jasbir Chatterjee 02 February 2019

Thank you, Dr. Swain!

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M Asim Nehal 27 January 2019

Power of people is what republic day is all about but we see standing them helplessly watching arrogant leaders, shameless characters taking stock of what they possess, A profound poem.10+++

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Jasbir Chatterjee 02 February 2019

Thank you, Mohammed!

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