poet Hasmukh Amathalal

Hasmukh Amathalal

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Territorial Integrity

Why countries are simply invaded?
Do the other countries are principally wedded?
Does their ethnic love and belonging firmly embedded?
The country’s territory annexed and added

Is it grand design to form a powerful block?
The bell should ring as per their time in clock
Will their aim succeed and keep together the flock
Fire will be raging inside giving room for smoke

It is how the nationalism and patriotism suffer
Small countries cease to exist and work as buffer
They may lie low but not at the cost of national pride
No one will tolerate the insult and shame to newly bride

They prefer to have sway and hegemony
Every occasion availed with grand ceremony
Show of strength with power and money
Why should they bother for peace and harmony?

You can’t suppress the strong nationalism?
Can’t stop it with propaganda or journalism?
Patriotism and nationalism are simple words
Many lost kingdoms even with powerful lords

History may not repeat with glorious past
Doubts should not be raised and apprehensions cast
Peace should given a chance to long it last
Nothing should be at stake as actions should be fast

Time has passed as nations used to bully
Bloodbath and humiliation not realized fully
It is emergence of universal brotherhood and faith
People are aware and not afraid of death

You may subjugate and rule the land
Reign of terror with firm iron hand
National insult and wounds may not be healed
Agony and pain can not be revealed

It is how we respect the sentiments,
Not to violate any space in continents
Respect to territorial integrity in sincerity
Respect to land and overall sovereignty

Millions want to live with peace and honour
Atrocities and tales may serve as horror
Commitments, if any, must be as clear as mirror
Why not we bid farewell to fear and terror?

Poem Submitted: Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Poem Edited: Wednesday, September 2, 2009

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Comments about Territorial Integrity by Hasmukh Amathalal

  • Kamli Kamal (10/7/2009 8:35:00 PM)

    Why countries are simply invaded?
    Do the other countries are principally wedded?

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  • Kashi Paul (10/6/2009 10:14:00 PM)

    Is it grand design to form a powerful block?
    The bell should ring as per their time in clock
    Will their aim succeed and keep together the flock

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  • Umesh Lalvani (10/6/2009 9:42:00 PM)

    It is how the nationalism and patriotism suffer
    Small countries cease to exist and work as buffer

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  • Chetna Purohit (10/6/2009 8:57:00 PM)

    is how the nationalism and patriotism suffer
    Small countries cease to exist and work as buff

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  • Milica Franchi De Luri (9/3/2009 4:43:00 PM)

    This is en excellent poem Hasmukh. It speaks about the integrity of a nation which does have a right to exist independently, particularly small countries in Asia and Africa, and in the past in Europe when powerful neighbouring countries occupied the smaller ones as they couldn't protect themselves.................Thank you for sharing.

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  • Edwina K (9/3/2009 11:05:00 AM)

    Does their ethnic love and belonging firmly embedded?
    The country’s territory annexed and added....10

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  • Sadia Hussain (9/3/2009 11:01:00 AM)

    Why countries are simply invaded?
    Do the other countries are principally wedded? ....10

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  • Ramdulari Sinha (9/3/2009 10:58:00 AM)

    Small countries cease to exist and work as buffer
    They may lie low but not at the cost of national pride

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  • Sita Kesri (9/3/2009 10:56:00 AM)

    Commitments, if any, must be as clear as mirror
    Why not we bid farewell to fear and terror? .......10

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  • Sangita Rao (9/3/2009 10:52:00 AM)

    is how the nationalism and patriotism suffer
    Small countries cease to exist and work as buffer..........10

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  • Ashley Paul (9/3/2009 10:49:00 AM)

    Patriotism and nationalism are simple words
    Many lost kingdoms even with powerful lords

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  • Severina Dsouza (9/3/2009 10:46:00 AM)

    it is very good poem....10

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  • Nagesh Ratnavelu (9/3/2009 10:42:00 AM)

    Millions want to live with peace and honour
    Atrocities and tales may serve as horror
    Commitments, if any, must be as clear as.......10

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  • Nagesh Ratnavelu (9/3/2009 10:42:00 AM)

    Millions want to live with peace and honour
    Atrocities and tales may serve as horror
    Commitments, if any, must be as clear as.......10

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  • Sunita Rao (9/3/2009 10:39:00 AM)

    Will their aim succeed and keep together the flock
    Fire will be raging inside giving room for smoke.....10

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  • Venkat Ramanna (9/3/2009 10:34:00 AM)

    Show of strength with power and money
    Why should they bother for peace and harmony? .......10

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  • K.v. Subbarao (9/3/2009 10:26:00 AM)

    You can’t suppress the strong nationalism?
    Can’t stop it with propaganda or journalism?
    Patriotism and nationalism are simple words
    Many lost kingdoms even with powerful lords......10

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  • Darshna Chopra (9/3/2009 10:22:00 AM)

    Is it grand design to form a powerful block?
    The bell should ring as per their time in clock
    Will their aim succeed and keep together the flock......10

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  • Indani Narayan (9/3/2009 10:15:00 AM)

    It is how the nationalism and patriotism suffer
    Small countries cease to exist and work as buffer
    They may lie low but not at the cost of national pride
    No one will tolerate the insult and shame to newly bride......10

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  • Lalvani Rekha (9/3/2009 10:08:00 AM)

    Why countries are simply invaded?
    Do the other countries are principally wedded? ....10

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