Your summer skies and winter morn,
Your fiery twilights with thoughts forlorn,
Your calming nights, your soothing breeze,
Your affection to make me smile with ease.
Your places of worship that so abound,
Your cacophony that can still every sound,
Your colors, your rivers, your very milieu
In your thoughts I find the essence of life, anew.
You can lose oneself in your crowds they say,
You are a plethora of texture in every which way,
Your heart holds us all with love and pride
Never turning away anyone who has sought your side.
Oceans away from your shores, I may wake up this day,
Not a word will escape my lips, for you to hear me say,
For all the cynicism you may think about me to be true,
In my silence and in my words, I will always miss you….
(a dedication to my country on our 61st Republic Day celebrated on Jan 26th )