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When The Tricolours Rise
Manognya Desai

My Country is drowned
        In the oceans of scams & scandals
        It is like an island submerged
        In the waters of
        Unsolved mysteries of crores
        Unsolved miseries of crores
        I know not when
        My country will surface again
        But now, my country is drowned.

        My country is lost
        No, not in woods
        For virtually no woods are left
        Neither "lovely" nor "dark" nor "deep"
        And no one has any "promises to keep"
        So there are miles and miles and "miles to go"
        No, not "before I sleep"
        Before my country finds its way
        But now, my country is lost.


 Though I know not when, know not how
         I feel for sure
         There will be a day
         Not toooo faaar away
         When my country will surface again
         And find its way.

  I seem to have faith
         In millions and millions of
         Thumping youth
         And unhidden truth
         There are people to hold
         And workers to mould
         Mould the future of my country.
         And so, on the rooftops
         When the tri-colours rise
         I have hope in my eyes.



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