How Often Do You Remember Me?

I was a dream which many dream and few achieve. I was the honor, strength and vigor that was on your side when the whole world was standing against you. I have been with you since your early days. I saw you learn and grow and become what you always wanted to be. I was with you in your think and thin. I put in my resources to make you stand tall.

I was part of your struggles. I contributed in your achievements.

Yet I was the only one to be blamed for all your failures. I was always questioned as what I did for you and never did I ask what you have done for me. I sacrificed my past for your present and am still willing to sacrifice for your future. I could do whatever was in my humble capacity to fulfill all your dreams. Yet all you wished was to find new horizons and discover new dimensions in the world out there. You left, you are leaving, and you will leave in the pursuit of a better future. Although, you could find it in me and with me.

Still I cling to your side as your sole identity in the world.

I was blamed, cursed, mocked and criticized for being who I am. Although it wasn’t my fault at all. You made me become what I am today. Despite of all this condemnation I still hold you dear to me. I wish our ways would not have parted.

I pray that we find solace in each other before its too late and I’m too weak to squeak.

I want you to turn back to me before the world deprives us of our integrity and strength. I see you cry and worry about your near and dear ones like I long for your attention. I hear you pray for their well-being like I wish the best for you. But then, I ponder that how often you remember me as part of the ritual of prayer…

I… who once was dear to you…for materialistic reasons or otherwise……….              Your Beloved Country!