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Blood And Sweat Form Patriotism

Blood and sweat form Patriotism
Without patriotism,
Sacrifice is incomplete
Anyone can insult and cheat.
Remember if the country is dependent,
Then, we can’t claim to be Gandhi’s or Nehru’s descendents.

Blood and sweat form Patriotism
Happiness an Money really doesn’t matter
As they are required only to flatter,
Patriotism comes only when
One is ready to sacrifice i.e.
To pay the highest price,
With no sign of cowardice
All this generates a feeling
That remains forever nice.

Blood and sweat form Patriotism
Patriotism makes one immortal
Fills our heart with pride in total
Where the air of patriotism blows,
There the river of Blood flows
Where the head is raised without fear,
Only there is found the laughter of cheer.

Blood and sweat form Patriotism
As sacrifice is a nation,
It’s far away from trivial emotions
Where there is patriotism in the air,
Soldiers always struggle and strive
Cut their own heart with knives.
No one can understand better than us
As we are the ones who feel it first
Blood and sweat form patriotism.

Thursday Poets Rally Week

This Poetry is an Official Post for Thursday Poets Rally Week 37
and even a paying a Tribute to all those Soldiers who’ve sacrificed their Lives for the Nation.

102 responses

  1. Sam373

    As I often do, I have revisited perfection and ask, have you put this to music, yet?

    October 30, 2011 at 18:08

  2. a very nice tribute to all who serve, great poem

    October 6, 2011 at 21:50

  3. Speachless! Bravo!

    October 3, 2011 at 19:23

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  5. Great writing. I don’t know how I misses thos invite. Great writing.

    June 26, 2011 at 22:46

  6. Scent of my heart

    Hi, how are you?

    This is Blaga from Jingle Poetry :

    You are invited to join us this Sunday for our Monday Poetry Potluck Week 20, we are open 8pm, American Central, will remain open for 72 hours,

    if you fall short writing a theme related piece, feel free to share 1 to 3 old poems…Best Regards.

    Hope to see you in..sign in to follow our blog if you can!

    We value your support and would be more than happy to see you share…

    Best Wishes for your day.

    Week 20 Theme: Peace, Relaxation and Spirituality


    January 30, 2011 at 21:05

    • Sure why not …
      I’ve some of mine Old Poetries to share at the Potluck.
      Hope you see them as well.
      Cyaa !!

      January 30, 2011 at 21:31

  7. Scent of my heart

    Brilliant work, tribute well written, glorified!

    January 30, 2011 at 21:05

    • Thanks for your appreciation ..

      January 30, 2011 at 21:29

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  9. Amrita Ghosh

    nice! reminds me of ‘dulce et decorum est pro patria mori’…

    January 22, 2011 at 13:17

  10. Happy Tuesday, return favor to those poets who are here yet you did not reach them initially…
    I am saying these to all poets, hope that you take it rationally…
    thanks for the support.

    January 19, 2011 at 04:44

    • Okies .. I’m gonna do it as well ..
      sorry .. actually I was quite busy due to my college schedule !! ;P

      January 20, 2011 at 06:06

      • Thanks for linking to poetry with a theme…

        Happy Saturday,
        visit a few from the list if you can…

        I will put up the poems tonight and
        or by tomorrow.

        January 22, 2011 at 21:32

      • Thanks for adding the piece of mine !!

        January 22, 2011 at 23:51

  11. ladynimue

    I salute you for such marvellous poetry !

    January 19, 2011 at 00:20

  12. Nicely done. You’ve painted us a picture, made a strong statement, and given all of your readers something to think about. I think it’s also the first time I’ve ever seen “i.e.” work in a poem! Thanks for sharing!

    January 18, 2011 at 22:37

    • Aww !!thanks for that awesome compliment !!

      January 19, 2011 at 00:00

  13. Nice tribute, very well put!

    January 18, 2011 at 10:27

    • Heyy thanks, even poetry was good !!

      January 20, 2011 at 06:09

  14. verry nice

    January 17, 2011 at 00:26

  15. From somebody so young, this is really a profound piece. This is a great tribute!

    January 16, 2011 at 14:30

  16. TC

    powerful and thought provoking. nice job!

    January 16, 2011 at 02:04

  17. Sweat, blood and life…those are what it takes to really truly defend one’s country. Nice piece, thanks 🙂

    January 15, 2011 at 19:20

    • Thanks for the appreciation !!

      January 20, 2011 at 06:11

  18. wow, thanks for letting me know about your art!
    happy rally to you 🙂

    January 15, 2011 at 15:48

  19. Ina

    You have patriotism very well explained in verse, thank you for this poem and your visit to my blog.

    January 15, 2011 at 14:52

    • Thanking u as well for visiting ma blog
      Even a gr8 Thanks for your compliment !!!

      January 20, 2011 at 06:12

  20. Sina Saberi

    solid work 🙂

    January 15, 2011 at 13:43

  21. Beautiful ! A nice tribute to the real Heroes !
    Thanks for sharing 🙂

    January 15, 2011 at 05:11

  22. Way to make your case! I like the invocation of Nehru and Ghandi in an otherwise martial verse.

    January 15, 2011 at 02:22

  23. a nice tribute to those who’ve lost their lives for us.

    January 15, 2011 at 00:44

    • Gee thanks ..
      I was working on this for weeks
      as my Grandparents and parents..
      who fought for their country during Indo-Pak War

      January 20, 2011 at 06:15

  24. nice piece. it was well written.


    January 14, 2011 at 14:41

    • Thnks ..
      I really luved ur photographs

      January 20, 2011 at 06:15

  25. Very nice. The soldiers in my life will reallly appreciate this, as do I.


    January 14, 2011 at 13:35

  26. thoughtsnotlost

    Well done and great flow!

    January 14, 2011 at 07:05

  27. chakasichangi

    Fitting tribute to the fallen ones.

    Beautiful peace.

    January 14, 2011 at 03:23

  28. what an outstanding piece of ART here. Raw and honest. Brilliant penning poet! Happy Rally!

    January 14, 2011 at 00:37

  29. nicely constructed!

    January 13, 2011 at 23:51

  30. This makes me think of the little girl, Christina Green, who lost her life in Arizona last weekend. Breaks my heart. Well written.

    January 13, 2011 at 23:27

  31. A beautiful way to say “Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori” your words are beautiful even if I agree with Wilfred Owen’s “Dulce et Decorum est” over your own view of patriot, but then I suppose you are the poet like Horace and not the soldier like Owen. No matter my view your words are beauty.

    January 13, 2011 at 22:48

    • gr8 opinion !!

      January 14, 2011 at 07:57

    • Well, I won’t compare myself with those profound poets
      I’m just a ROOKIE in this field ;P
      But, Thanks anyways for such compliment .. I appreciate !!

      January 20, 2011 at 06:19

  32. Nice piece. Flowed eloquently. Political poetry is generally not my thing but I enjoyed the read!

    January 13, 2011 at 22:47

  33. “Blood and sweat form Patriotism
    As sacrifice is a nation,
    It’s far away from trivial emotions
    Where there is patriotism in the air,
    Soldiers always struggle and strive
    Cut their own heart with knives.
    No one can understand better than us
    As we are the ones who feel it first”

    These words echo a shared sentiment…the poem is a very gratifying tribute to those who have and are serving this country.

    Exceptional write…thank you for sharing.

    January 13, 2011 at 21:19

  34. very powerful piece.
    they do deserve our respect and attention…

    Thanks for entering it to poets rally.


    January 13, 2011 at 20:03

    • Hmm… I’m back again with something new for everybody !!

      January 13, 2011 at 22:34

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  37. yelena m.

    A very powerful poem, so well-written and demonstrating your point perfectly. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

    January 13, 2011 at 19:41

    • hmm.. thanks !!
      Keep watching for other posts as well

      January 20, 2011 at 06:20

  38. Sam373

    This is Great! I’ve started a new Blog:
    This is a good example of the governed speaks. I would like to post some of your opinions and works.

    January 13, 2011 at 19:25

  39. Interesting subject and obviously from the heart. Nicely done.

    January 13, 2011 at 19:10

  40. Sam

    Good work there Ash…

    January 13, 2011 at 19:10

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  42. Hi AshBee,

    I am pleased to announce that “Blood and Sweat Form Patriotism” had been selected to be featured on the first chapter of Tributes of Sonia 4th Book (Wish Upon A Fall).

    Please be reminded of all the important notes on the post to prevent further complication in the future. =)

    December 3, 2010 at 14:28

    • Thank you so much for featuring a piece of mine at your book !!

      December 4, 2010 at 07:16

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  45. Hello, this is a really fascinating web blog and i loved reading several of the articles and posts contained upon the site, sustain the great work and hope to read a lot more exciting articles in the time to come.

    November 22, 2010 at 00:44

    • Gee thanks for such benevolent comments !!

      November 23, 2010 at 16:18

  46. fabulous poem. i share your views on patriotism. they resemble mine.

    November 2, 2010 at 23:26

  47. indrajeet1990

    awesome dude…you rock \m/

    November 2, 2010 at 06:12

  48. Angela

    What a powerful poem. Great work.

    November 1, 2010 at 23:58

  49. You write from experience. Mine, as an anti-war activist, does not include combat. Senseless war started by clueless men, continued by a well-meaning but deluded president whom I greatly admire on all issues save war. The only winners in war are Halliburton and other defense contractors. Screw the red, white and blue – it’s all about green.

    Thanks for the reminder, man. Ashish, I love your outlook. Amy BL

    October 31, 2010 at 11:29

    • Thanks for the compliment …
      you’ve your own style .. n’ i’ve mine 😉

      October 31, 2010 at 16:40

  50. very intense!

    Cut their own heart with knives.

    …I have been witness to such suffering being married to a man who used to be a soldier. Two tours in Iraq. I was with him for the last deployment…the pain on this end is something I cant describe.

    This poem is written very well…no cliche’ present (happens with patriotic poems a lot!)
    Its beautiful, real,raw…I dig it!

    Nice to meet you! thanks for visiting my blog!

    Happy poetry potluck!

    October 26, 2010 at 22:40

  51. freedom is blood stained …. 😀
    Patriotism makes one immortal
    Fills our heart with pride in total

    nice ones Cheers!!!

    October 26, 2010 at 22:15

  52. A tough subject to write on and you did well, great work!=D

    October 26, 2010 at 08:27

  53. Nicely done.


    October 26, 2010 at 07:51

  54. A.B. Thomas

    Nicely written! I wish I were not so far jaded to feel this notion to the fullest as your words infuse that fire….

    October 26, 2010 at 06:47

  55. Wow, what a great one you have. This was amazing. Thanks for sharing.

    October 26, 2010 at 06:12

  56. deep and thought provoking. VERY well done my friend.

    October 26, 2010 at 05:21

  57. har koi poetry karta h.. apne colge mein kai poets h.. 🙂
    btw.. mast likhi h.. 🙂

    October 25, 2010 at 20:08

    • Even I realized the same man 😛
      There are many people damn gud poets in our college 😉

      n’ thanks for your appreciation 8)

      October 25, 2010 at 20:40

  58. true..

    October 25, 2010 at 19:02

  59. What a powerful one Ash.. Very well written.. 🙂
    Love xx

    October 25, 2010 at 12:06

    • Gee Thanks ..
      Ur poetry is too gud !!

      October 25, 2010 at 20:08

  60. What a noble subject–and you did such a wonderful job of covering many of the ways that we are rewarded through patriotism.

    I salute you…

    October 25, 2010 at 10:12

    • thanks for that appreciation and respect !!

      October 25, 2010 at 20:10

  61. danroberson

    Patriotism, blood and sweat as sacrifice is a nation. Good words. We don’t always appreciate what we have. Great poetry.

    October 24, 2010 at 23:44

  62. From now on, Jingle Poetry Monday Potluck will accept one entry a week from participants,

    You can submit one of the most recent written poem, or a poem fitting our theme, the theme for week 7 is love and romance, the linking is open from 8pm, Sunday, October 24 until 9am, Wednesday, October 27, everyone is welcome…Check us out AT:

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    YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO SIGN IN AND FOLLOW OUR BLOG, WRITE A POEM ON Saturday or Sunday and link in to share.

    we are not open yet,
    Glad to see you post.

    please click on the link in this comment to link in and participate, after 7 hours from now.

    October 24, 2010 at 23:37

  63. gr8 …
    i dnt kno how ppl even write poetry 😛

    October 24, 2010 at 16:19

    • achaa !! .. u’ll get to know more abt. me soon pal 😉

      October 24, 2010 at 16:31

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