On Independence Day

I was helping my colleagues put up decorations in the office in Whitefield-Bangalore on the eve of Independence Day (Indian), when the sight of our national flag inspired me to write this poem. This incidentally was my first patriotic poem!

Today’s the day we are painted anew,
In a saffron white and greenish hue.

Caste and creed and other distinctions fade,
Today we’re united by a single shade…