The persona voices out his hopes through various tones. There are three
different tones in the poem. In Stanzas 1 and 2, the persona enhances
the tone of frustration as he shares his disabilities and weariness of
not being able to fight for the country anymore. They are shown through
the line, ‘I am old and worn’. Apart from that, the line ‘from the wheelchair of the rest of my days ‘, stresses
his disability and leads him to feel frustrated. He shows the tone of
disappointment as he talks about the deceits that have spread everywhere
as what he says in the line, ‘the net of deceit spread everywhere disturbs me’.
He also feels disappointed as he and his friends have fought so hard
but now people themselves are creating problems due to greed and deceit.