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The Song of Swatantra

Swatantra is not just about the title of the poem. It’s not just another Independence 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.

This poem is an attempt for you to seek Independence from within. To ask yourself every now and then if you are really free? What binds you? What makes you feel Independent?

Do you feel swatantra at the soul level? If yes, then don’t shy away from singing this Song of Swatantra, happy & high! If not, just ask why?

Let’s own & celebrate Independence every day, consciously 🙂

Happy Independence 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 a stormy blow

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

I might be your survival food or savouring 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

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

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 a 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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Seethalakshmi (aka) Preethi

Homemaker, Mother, Poet, Author

Seetha is an Indian homemaker with access to pen, poetry & peace. An empath by nature with an unshakeable faith in the potential of words to hold the healing power, she customizes poetries that heal & help in bringing relationships closer. Mother to a 10-year-old, she finds joy in playing and exploring kids’ literature with her daughter, reviewing books, gardening and upcycling junk for art. 
 
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