Freedom-is this what we aspired for!

Neha Dwivedi  By Neha Dwivedi , 14th Aug 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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My heart pains when i see people struggling for food
hunger forcing them to do what they should not do !
crime!

Freedom

What kind of democracy am i living in
where i am not allowed to exersize my thoughts
speaking out ideas of my own mind are like breaking almonds
which without violence and pain cannot be broken
and if i try breaking it with my soothing hands they are sure to get frozen

celebrating 65Th year of Independence may sound great
but my heart cries when i see those lovely children out there without any shed
roaming around barefoot searching for penniless jobs
not knowing child labor is a crime mentioned in the Constitutional box
how does the government expects me to celebrate Independence day
when my own citizens are dying out there for little grain

CORRUPTION seems to have become an unending saga
with new scams cropping everyday, it seems the government too is enjoying the drama
high profile news as it is, helping channels gain TRP'S
gifting us with all sort of worries
worries which make you underestimate yourself as a human
cursing the kind of freedom you have!

i cannot write anymore in spite of there being so much to write
as my neck is chocked and i have no more courage left to fight
with the corrupt politicians and officials who are their peers
wait,i am not going to give up though
as it is the common man's country and they only will run the show!

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author avatar Buzz
14th Aug 2011 (#)

Valiant girl expressing poetry of humanity! Keep fighting, geeta, for what you truly believe in. Lovely page!

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author avatar Neha Dwivedi
15th Aug 2011 (#)

thanks Buzz....

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
14th Aug 2011 (#)

Great patriotic poem.
Excellent expression.

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author avatar Neha Dwivedi
15th Aug 2011 (#)

thanks Rathnashikamani...

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
14th Aug 2011 (#)

Good for you geeta. Keep on fighting!

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author avatar Neha Dwivedi
15th Aug 2011 (#)

yup.... i need to keep fighting . thanks Steve for your encouragement.

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author avatar Songbird B
15th Aug 2011 (#)

Powerful poem, and fighting for what you truly believe in. Great poem that is so well expressed..

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author avatar Neha Dwivedi
15th Aug 2011 (#)

thanks a lot songbird!

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author avatar Phoenix Montoya
15th Aug 2011 (#)

Very well expressed geeta. Hoping all the best for you and your aspirations xx

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author avatar Neha Dwivedi
15th Aug 2011 (#)

i really need it phoenix.....thanks a lot!

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author avatar poetic2984
15th Aug 2011 (#)

Thanks very much for you comment.
Your poem very well expressed, well done. truly great

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author avatar Neha Dwivedi
15th Aug 2011 (#)

thank you poetic2984 for the compliment!

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author avatar Carol Kinsman
16th Aug 2011 (#)

I can feel your sadness and pain, Geeta. Sadly, greed and corruption has become a world issue. You have such a big heart....Thank you for sharing it with us, my friend.

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author avatar Neha Dwivedi
16th Aug 2011 (#)

thank you Carol for stopping by and posting your comment!

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author avatar SiddiQ
23rd Aug 2011 (#)

A very expressive poem! And very true too.

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author avatar Neha Dwivedi
23rd Aug 2011 (#)

thanks SiddiQ.....

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author avatar Tranquilpen
14th Sep 2011 (#)

Geeta, Your words paint a clear picture of our own so called democracy as well. So many years into the new democracy, and the corrupt leaders still try and place the blame on the long forgotten previous regime. How much longer they will continue with this is anyone's guess. however, on the bright side, the impoverished masses are starting to see past the shams and are starting to make their voices heard. The A.N.C. Youth league's celebratory parties costing $20 million to name, while in the adjacent field, there are people starving and living cardboard shacks. Just one example, there are several others seen daily on the front pages of our newspapers and magazines. Take the torch of liberty inspired by our friends on this page and don't stop in your quest for the upliftment of the poor.

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author avatar Neha Dwivedi
14th Sep 2011 (#)

i will not Tranquilpen, at least not until i live...thanks a lot for stopping by and posting your comment.

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author avatar GV Rama Rao
9th Nov 2011 (#)

My dear Geeta Arora,
Permit me to say I am now 72+. I was in school at the time of Independence. You should have seen the conditions in those days. The British looted and impoverished the country. I have been watching the country for the last 67 years, and we made tremendous progress. We used to have famines and rationing all the time. Today we are self sufficient in food and we export food. When I passed my XII we had just one IIT started a year before and only one engineering college in the whole state. Today there are innumerable schools, colleges, reputed institutions etc. I thin writing articles of this nature in an international forum where people of other countries read them is a great disservice to our great country. You posted a picture of starving children. In 1947 it was a common sight, but today you find poverty in rural areas only. Incidentally, the people blow poverty line in our county is 25%, but even in the USA it is 14%. For your information, I have traveled widely around the world including India. Let me tell you I am a proud Indian and can't stand this type of articles written with half backed knowledge(Pardon my saying so). You should travel to counties around us which got independence along with us. You should have seen China before liberalisation, Russia and communist countries Rumania, East Germany, Bulgaria etc during communist rule. They didn't have even freedom to speak. I can go on and on.
Corruption is a malaise present in all countries including the USA. FYI corruption in the USA is not for petty amounts but in millions. I don't know whether you have ever been to the USA and how much you know about it. Show me a country where there is no corruption. I found most of the communist countries very corrupt. You should see countries like Egypt and some Arab countries and then you will know what corruption is. I think one should do some study if not research before writing these poems lest you give a wrong picture of our country. India with all thy faults, I still love thee. Jai Hind.

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author avatar GV Rama Rao
9th Nov 2011 (#)

My dear Geeta Arora,
Permit me to say I am now 72+. I was in school at the time of Independence. You should have seen the conditions in those days. The British looted and impoverished the country. I have been watching the country for the last 67 years, and we made tremendous progress. We used to have famines and rationing all the time. Today we are self sufficient in food and we export food. When I passed my XII we had just one IIT started a year before and only one engineering college in the whole state. Today there are innumerable schools, colleges, reputed institutions etc. I thin writing articles of this nature in an international forum where people of other countries read them is a great disservice to our great country. You posted a picture of starving children. In 1947 it was a common sight, but today you find poverty in rural areas only. Incidentally, the people blow poverty line in our county is 25%, but even in the USA it is 14%. For your information, I have traveled widely around the world including India. Let me tell you I am a proud Indian and can't stand this type of articles written with half backed knowledge(Pardon my saying so). You should travel to counties around us which got independence along with us. You should have seen China before liberalisation, Russia and communist countries Rumania, East Germany, Bulgaria etc during communist rule. They didn't have even freedom to speak. I can go on and on.
Corruption is a malaise present in all countries including the USA. FYI corruption in the USA is not for petty amounts but in millions. I don't know whether you have ever been to the USA and how much you know about it. Show me a country where there is no corruption. I found most of the communist countries very corrupt. You should see countries like Egypt and some Arab countries and then you will know what corruption is. I think one should do some study if not research before writing these poems lest you give a wrong picture of our country. India with all thy faults, I still love thee. Jai Hind.

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author avatar Neha Dwivedi
12th Nov 2011 (#)

sir, i can understand your feelings. I am not trying to present India in bad limelight.. You are right, no country today is devoid of corruption.You know i had written this poetry on 15 Aug which happens to be my birthday and a day when the whole country was fighting against corruption along with Annaji.. . Even i love my country as much as you do. You are more experienced than me and i perhaps have less knowledge about India but i do know that my country has been suffering, is suffering and might always be suffering until and unless we step forward.I don't want my country to be called a "DEVELOPING NATION" .And one more thing i am not going to call myself a poet but yes a poet just writes his feelings in words and nothing...No country is perfect and so is India... Please accept my apologies.. Thank you for posting your valuable opinion. Vande Mataram... JAI HIND...

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