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It Was Just A Dream

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It Was Just A Dream




A politician came, high on fame,
removed corruption ,poverty,rapes,
Opposition lacked any charges on his name,
cheaper are oil,onion,potato and grapes.

then I heard a scream and realized that it was just a dream.

A girl in a dress tight, on lonely road in night,
soon surrounded by so many men,
To help her in reaching home,they started to fight,
she reached home safely without any strain,

then I heard a scream and realized that it was just a dream.

A poor village boy, playing with a toy,
All children of his age studying in school,
Childhood is without burden and full of joy,
they all are happy, healthy and cool,

then I heard a scream and realized that it was a dream.

A small nation is in full elation,
As it is now free,world was free,
there is peace in the world and satisfaction,
World is growing like a family tree,

then again I heard a scream and realized that it was my dream.

Don't bother, if now they are not  reality,
We will succeed, these dreams gives this surety.

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  1. I'm quite glad for that positive couplet at the end, and hope it gets that surety sometime soon :) Nice one, Cifar.

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  2. We shall succeed overcoming the evils. A belief is what we need:)
    Brilliant:)

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  3. Hope & pray that such dreams become reality.
    Wonderful, Cifar :)

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  4. Ah! What a beautiful message, Cifar! When I read the first paragragh, I was wondering who it could be, then realised that it was just a dream. The second and third raised a question in my heart, and the last made me think - will it come true?

    Loved it so much. All the best!

    Someone is Special

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  5. Awesome! Too good. I liked how you ended this in a hopeful note. However, every thing mention above are still dreams not reality. That's sad. All the best! :)

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  6. Good one cifar! Most of us nurture similar dreams for our country. May the dreams come true!

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  7. Beautiful poem Cifar Shayar..what a common man dreams of everyday..very well expressed!

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  8. Yea..every word true...you wrote whats burning inside every Indian's heart..
    Your last line reminds me of - Hum Honge Kamiyab...but truely speaking, they sound empty

    Liked it very much...All the best for BATOM :)

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  9. I seriously hope you dream come true very soon...
    all the best for BAT
    Dream Vs Nightmare

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  10. May all our positive dreams come true.

    Nice one Cifar :)

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  11. Wonderful blogpost cifar shayar... loved the way you wrote this with the current scenario of our country...
    ATB for BAT

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  12. Lovely, hopefully these dreams turn true soon, and we scream "it's not a dream" :)

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