[Selected in Sulekha.com competition]
Like an eagle the plane soars, far far away to the unknown,
To a brand new start, to a fresh beginning!
The Foreign land calls, it’s the start of a new life,
A quest, an adventure, a Joyous Crossing!
All is so strange, oh so different!
Towering Sky-scrapers, Captivating landscape,
I am amazed, I am charmed, ever so dazed.
All the glitter and glamour, I grasp for some more,
Orderliness and perfection, I take it all, ever so eager, ever so unfazed!
All seems so wonderful, oh so flawless and serene,
As days become months and months become years.
But why these childish thoughts? Yet why these silly tears?
What is it that I have lost, what is it that I am missing?
The plane skids to a grinding halt.
I rouse with a start, with a jolt!
The trace so familiar, the air so dear,
My lips tremble, my heart skips a beat,
Oh the scent of my motherland, oh so divine, ever so sweet!
I pray and rejoice,
I break into a dance and song,
I’ve got back what was lost,
Thank god I am home,Back where I belong!
Happy Independence Day to all!!!