Where the mind is gripped with fear
And the head is bowed low
Where knowledge is stifled
Where the world has been broken and fragmented
By dividing walls
Where words come from lies and deceit
Where power hungry tyrants stretch their arms toward absolute control
Where blindness overcomes reason drowning us in cesspools of hate leaving us in distrust.
Where the mind is led forward by selfish ambition
Into a narrow vision of thought and callous action.
And from that hellish prison
Save her my Father,
Let my country awake.
(A modern-day adaptation of Where the Mind is without Fear by Rabindranath Tagore)