Atal Bihari Vajpayee: 'Will continue till eternity...'

16 August 2018, 04:29 PM
Atal Bihari Vajpayee:
Atal Bihari Vajpayee: "Will continue till eternity...."

Atal Bihari Vajpayee, a statesman politician is also a passionate poet of some stature. He had once said that “one day you may become an ex-prime minister, but you will never become an ex-poet!” Vajpayee, a born fighter and an extraordinary orator motivated even his political rivals through his words.

Today, the celebrated poet and one of the shrewdest politicians of the country is in critical condition and put on life support system at Delhi’s AIIMS Hospital. He was admitted to the hospital on June 11 with a kidney and urinary tract infection.

Wishing the former prime minister, a speedy recovery, we have curated five of his best poems for you.

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Top five poems of Atal Bihari Vajpayee

It’s dark in the middle of the day,
The sun is defeated by its shadow,
Squeeze the oil from your soul,
and light the wick,
Come let’s light a lamp again!

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In a deal not so profitable,
All I received were a couple of days
Should I count each moment;
Or just spend it every way?
Which path should I follow?

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The cycle of being and not being
Will continue till eternity,
So will our illusion
That we are, we will be.

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Let the adversities strike,
Let there be catastrophes dire
Let there be embers under our soles,
Let it shower flare,
With that fire in our hands,
Smiling, we have to burn
We have to move forward, together!

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I am able to see myself
From the eyes of others,
I am neither silent, nor am I singing!

First Published: Thursday, August 16, 2018 10:52 AM
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