The Forgotten Plegde

Jaibala/ August 31, 2014/ Poetry

Dear Pledge, my old friend,

I remember having sworn allegiance

And over again, I promised to serve;

Be a community, where all were loved,

Without discrimination or divide,

Where their concerns were mine;

All were one, a collaborated state,

Each other to hold, we were safe.

Now decades on, not a soul cares,

Waving the flag has no meaning now,

No one listens, no one compromises,

Some contact only when need arises;

For some it has become a chair to save,

A reason to keep that position at stake,

Now the patriotism just feels drowned,

In the overwhelming noise they make.

open prompt 31st august

This post is written for the Project 365 program at We Post Daily aimed at posting at least once a day, based on the prompts provided. The Open-prompt for today was ‘Are you patriotic? What does being patriotic mean to you?’

This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda.


About Jaibala

Academically a Microbiologist, I am a Web Columnist for popular magazines and websites, Freelance Writer and a Blogger. Words define me and writing and reading compete to be the love of my life. My biggest belief is that there is something good in everything and I always looks to highlight the best in things. Creative writing is my forte.You can reach me by dropping a mail at