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Wednesday, 14 August 2013

freedom at midnight

Freedom cannot be bought
Its always won and fought.
Who bring it through bloodshed
Have many a tears to shed.
And families are left distraught.

We got freedom at midnight
And showed the world our might
Our might was non -violence
We pacified the tyrants.
And got what was our right.

But Freedom ,do not squander,
Give this a thought and ponder.
That Freedom to be deserved
Is precious and needs be preserved.
By HONESTY , INTEGRITY and VALOUR.

Valour,honesty and integrity
Stem when we take RESPONSIBILTY
to preserve and not destroy
the harvest of our toils.
For that is our Identity.

So Freedom is not a toy
Which we can repair and destroy
Its our Identity and Dignity
Lets shoulder the Responsibility
To live for it or Die.

The form is " Limerick "–  with 5 line stanzas following the pattern of aabba (which denotes that each stanza is of five lines of which 1st, 2nd & 5th lines rhyme; and so do the 3rd & 4th )

8 comments:

  1. Ah this limerick style-thanks for telling about it.
    Nice thoughts Rajni;only our leaders have forgotten all about it.
    Lots of love.

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    1. Thankyou so much Indu ji ---actually I mentioned about the style because I thought the words and thoughts were rather childish -----it was just to try this style that I penned them

      thanks a lot for appreciating

      HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY

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  2. Nice thought Rajni Ji and very well written!

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    1. Thanks Jahid

      HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY

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  3. Liked your message, Rajni. And thanks for explaining how a limerick works - it made your poem more interesting.

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  4. thanks Kay Em

    so glad to see you here and so glad you liked it

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  5. Those are beautiful thoughts echoed in the limerick and thanks so much for refreshing my memories of a limerick, I remember reading and enjoying it long back.

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