Vijay Chowk

The air is calm 

The buildings beautiful

The domes catch the light

Of the dying sunset

And if we were to walk up the hill

The roads are wide enough

To take us all there

We can walk together

We can see democracy on the horizon

The gate that we made 

To remind us

That honour must always exist here

That dignity must always exist here

That history lies here

Decisions were made here

We brought ourselves here

These buildings proclaim,

“Tell the people

How you freed yourself

Talk about your struggle

This country is yours

Use these buildings

To build your new nation.

Do not lay into the dust

Those who went before you.

Their legacy is not a relic

It is a gift.

Today is a gift, so be grateful.”

Broker peace

Open your arms

Embrace each other

We can walk together

We can see democracy on the horizon,

Just like we once saw triumph.

And we walked toward it

Together

And the roads were wide enough 

To take us all there.