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Bharat ke Tukde: Poem on Patriotism vs Anti-nationalism

राष्ट्र विरोधी ताकतों के नाम एक सन्देश

कविता के माध्यम से 

poem on nationalism patriotism Alok Mishra


कर ही दो अब भारत के टुकड़े
और ले लो कोई कोना तुम लोग,
वहीं ख़ुशी से नाचो गाओ
विरोध स्वर में नारे लगाओ
अपने टुकड़े को भी और तोड़ते जाओ।

पर जाओ, मेरी बलिदान की धरती से दूर जाओ
और ले जाओ अपने साथ ‘दूषित’ अभिव्यक्ति की आजादी को भी
की आजीज हो उठा है अब हृदय हमारा
और व्यथित हो चले हैं कर्ण पटल
सुन-सुन के ‘भारत की बर्बादी’ के बोल!

ये पृथ्वीराज की ही धरती है और कलाम की है ज़मीन
सिकंदर का गुरुर भी हमसे न सका इसे छीन,
पर दे देंगे तुम्हें एक कोना कहीं
की हम तो लाहौर भी देने वाले हैं…
पर गर उस सीमा से बाहर
फिर आये बर्बादी के बोल
बस दुआ करना की न हो किसी
देशभक्त का हृदय फिर भाव-विहोल …

पर अगर रहना हो यहीं
(की और जाओगे कहाँ सुकूँ की मिट्टी छोड़के)
तो याद रहे एक बात:

देश के टुकड़े, काश्मीर की आजादी
और भारत की
विचारों में रखना मेरे मित्र,
अभी भी बहुत है
देशभक्तों की आबादी!

Friends, already been a while listening to these hate-mongers and anti-national elements since the last year’s JNU episode. I don’t really see what their motive is – they might be surely playing into the hands of politicians who in turn play into the hands of ISI or some other foreign agencies who cannot digest India’s growth and a strong presence on the various world stages. Whatever, whatever be the case, can you simply sit back, relax and see all this taking place without registering your quota of ‘dissent’ and freedom of expression? Might be the case in the case of some of those who don’t bother about the motherland. However, to me, it’s impossible! I will also express my opinion and use my share of constitutional right which allows me also to register my opinion upon someone else’s. The fire that erupted in the JNU campus is getting out of that confinement and has already begun to pollute the air outside. I chose to oppose it, would you? The choice is yours! I am proud of my country and I cannot tolerate someone raising slogans on our soil to break it into pieces and destroy it! I WILL DISSENT!

Alok Mishra

First and foremost a poet, Alok Mishra is an author next. Apart from these credentials, he is founder & Editor-in-Chief of Ashvamegh, an international literary magazine and also the founder of BookBoys PR, a company which helps writers brand themselves and promote their books. On this blog, Alok mostly writes about literary topics which are helpful for literature students and their teachers. He also shares his poems; personal thoughts and book reviews.

This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. Really I am very happy to see your poem , that’s outstanding and amazing….. really I am not expressing even half of what you have wrote. ……..

  2. This is a very strong poem Alok. Very rousing and very commendable. It is true that in the light of the current events that fanned the anti patriotic zeal of the JNU students, even the outside atmosphere is disturbed. Especially those people who hold the cattle herd mentality, are being drastically influenced by this anti national sentiment and are questioning their status quo. It is high time that we raise our voice to keep this nation in one piece and remind the people what actually is Nationalalism. And what better way can it be than expressing it via words; atleast as of now!

    1. Thanks for the voice, Ananya! I appreciate your interest in the poem and I praise your higher concern, that for the nation and nationalism. And what an irony it is – we are talking about keeping the nation in once piece and some people from the ruling Congress party are already demanding a separate flag for Karnataka! We surely need to raise the voice now and raise it louder if those peeping Toms raise it from their side as well.

      Keep up the zeal!

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