जेव्हा अत्यंतिक स्वाभिमान मुळे सगळी महायुद्ध जळून खाक झाली. तेव्हा प्रेमाच्या आणि राष्ट्रीय अभिमानाच्या राखेतून भारताचा जन्म झाला. इथं करोडो स्वप्न आणि लाखों जन्म पूर्णत्वाला आले. इथं एकमेकांबद्दल लोकांना सहानुभूती आहे. या जमिनीने मला मनोदृष्टी दिली आहे. भक्ती आणि विश्वास ठेवण्यास शिकवले आहे. जाती अाधी काम विचारायला शिकवलं आहे. इतरांसाठी सतत बदलत राहणे शिकवले आहे.
In a starry night,
He caught my hand;
And ran off to no man's land.
Dress torn by a thorn,
We ran and ran
Till we lost the crowd.
He gave me a cheap whiskey
I had no clue ..but
Did I need one??
I tasted it and bitter it was;
Ran down my throat as roughly as it could.
He asked me to read his favourite lines..
I drew words on his bare back.
He asked me to be really happy
Or may be his eyes did.. I don't know!
I did it anyway.. I was drunk on love'
And lot of that cheap whiskey ofcourse!
"Have you danced to no music?" I grinned
It was my turn to act foolish!!
He pulled me by my hand and held me by the waist;
And danced to the distant cricket that sang.. The Most tuneless song
Only for the two of us..
For our awkward dance.
We caught the lights going down
One by one,
Folks returning to their palaces..
Place that was meant to be home.
Fearless we were..
We had nowhere to go.
"We are weird alone and beautiful together",
"I always say that.. what you just reiterated"
"They will come looking for us", he said
so we hid behind the rocks which were left over mountains
His face Shone
And his eyes twinkled
How could I get this lucky.. I wondered
Tomorrow he will be gone to a distant land
Tonight will either last forever or will be gone
I was scared.. I will lose him
So I turned to my side
He slid his hand around my waist and pulled me close.
Felt his whisky breath on my neck..
He kissed my head.. smelled my hair
I was drunk on love' ....
And cheap whiskey ofcourse!