Wake-Up

Independent is only breath
Independent is only breath

Wake-up,

before the God in you dies.

Realise, you are not ‘aam aadmi’*.

You are India, you are “Bharat Mata”**

 

Wake-up,

before apathy becomes a habit.

The tear dries, wounds heal

and you leave it all to destiny.

 

Wake-up,

just not talk about revolution behind enclosed doors.

Be the first to spread the virus of virtue

and do it before few end up picking guns.

 

Wake-up,

and behave civilised.

Cry for liberty, demand your rights

before a dictator uprises to control your life.

 

Wake-up,

before your children question you

and your teachers forget you.

You need to wake up for the time to stop and smile.

 

Wake-up

till your last breath,

to be born again

and just not waste this precious life.

– Kumar Gautam

 

* aam aadmi – Hindi word for ordinary human being.

* *Bharat Mata – The country India being treated synonymous to ‘mother’ by citizens (children of soil) in Hindi (National Language)

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14 thoughts on “Wake-Up

  1. subodh sharma

    I don’t lose hope…I don’t lose hope because words like these churn the goodness in me..!!! Truly PROPHETIC…KUMAR JI…More power to your pen…!!!

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    • Kumar Gautam

      Thanks Subodh…your words give strength and inspiration not only to write better but work for it at ground level. Thanks again 🙂

      Like

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