The Song of Swatantra

Swatantra is not just about the title of the poem. It’s about the motherland, the land, the mother, you and me, and us all together. Hope you find yourself in Swatantra, become one and feel free from all boundaries and conditioning.

Happy Independence Day 🙂

Let’s celebrate Independence every day 🙂

I can be the barren land-isolated
or a fertile field-decorated
deep inside lies my untouched soul
the essence of being immortal

From dust I become-to end
into the dust, a cycle of pretend
in ‘tween, a soul free, identity independent
singing the song of freedom, eternally coherent

The shackles of your conditioning
never do they define my being
I stretch, I flow, I change yet forever glow
in the gentle breeze, even in stormy blow

From dust I become-to end
into the dust, a cycle of pretend
in ‘tween, a soul free, identity independent
singing the song of freedom, eternally coherent

In lying bare or in clothing finery
naked truth being my only accessory,
I pride in the telling of my history
for in the roots of this land lies my glory

From dust I become-to end
into the dust, a cycle of pretend
in ‘tween, a soul free, identity independent
singing the song of freedom, eternally coherent

I might be your survival food or savoring feast
Yet don’t you dare label me beauty or beast
Neither food nor feast, neither beauty nor beast
I’m the solitary soul you know the least

From dust I become-to end
into the dust, a cycle of pretend
in ‘tween, a soul free, identity independent
singing the song of freedom, eternally coherent

I’m the universe I’m the atom
My spirit undivided in stratum
It’s not in you to bind me 
For I’m free, I’m free, I’m free

I’m the universe I’m the atom
My spirit undivided in stratum
It’s not in you to bind me 
For I’m free, I’m free, I’m free

I’m free
I’m free
I’m free








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Hi, I’m Seethalakshmi (aka) Preethi, a Poetpreneur who can help you find solace in reading, writing and/or gifting poetry. Drop an email at promisingpoetry5@gmail.com to get a customised poetry gift or to get honest feedback for your poetry.

I also write for causes & currently writing for the cause- “Raising Readers“, collaborating with my friends, Sini and Roshna.