Civilizations thrived and shaped under these skies
Kingdoms ruled and survived these golden soils.
Your fabric absorbed every invasion, every blow
And colored itself into a rainbow-
As together as it is diverse- a composite,
A patchwork quilt, so exquisite,
That, when conflicts threatened to unravel,
A common thread of belonging
Held each fragment together.
May we live to be worthy to carry your name.
May we learn give, forgive.
O rainbow among nations,
Pic credit Vivek Doshi (Unsplash)