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A Historic Event

It was a day of jubilation,  A majestic country got its independence  After a hundred years of being ruled.  It was also a day of utter gloom,  The majestic country with ancient culture, was divided into two - As if a devastating Earthquake split the land Forcing millions to leave their ancestral homes. On one disastrous night, eyes blinded with tears, millions of people trudged to the other side of the border. Leave their priceless memories, for ever,  To begin life in a foreign land they had never known.  Families who owned acres of land, and pleasant dwellings,  found themselves penniless, no roof above their head, Struggling for mere food and refuge.  It was a day of Hope at its zenith,  It was a day of unprecedented Grief! September 20, 2020 For A Historic Event Contest Sponsor: William Kekaula Notes: On August 15, 1947, the Indian Independence Bill took effect. The Partition of India of 1947 was the division of British India into two dominion states, India and Pakistan. The partition displaced between 10 - 12 million people.  (source: Wikipedia). 

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Date: 9/28/2020 3:19:00 PM
Triumph and tragedy masterfully entwined, Mala. Joy stunted by immeasurable sorrow. This one has left a footprint in my memory. So happy to see it a winner. Congratulations! All the best!
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Malabika Ray Choudhury
Date: 9/28/2020 4:29:00 PM
Thank you, Sam. This is a poem which will remain very close to my heart. This historical event touched the life of my family like many other families, and changed numerous lives for ever (perhaps for the better in the long run)! Love, Mala
Date: 9/24/2020 6:51:00 PM
Substantial precision of a melancholic event, Malabika, blessings my friend on your honorable placement, Aloha! William
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Malabika Ray Choudhury
Date: 9/25/2020 5:10:00 AM
Thank you, William. Your theme gave me an opportunity to talk about the tragic event which haunted a lot of people I had encountered. Thanks for the honourable placement.
Date: 9/20/2020 7:04:00 PM
What could be more heart-piercing than this? "Leave their priceless memories, for ever, To begin life in a foreign land they had never known. " You got a patriotic soul, dear Mala. This poem carves a very special place in my heart. I wish this could be longer..I want to read more..... What can I say more? Goodluck for the win...
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Malabika Ray Choudhury
Date: 9/21/2020 4:33:00 AM
Thank you, JCB. This was truly a tragic, heart-piercing event, imprinted in the minds of the survivors and their families. Really appreciate your thoughtful comments. Love, Mala