The tone and the mood of the poem is not the same throughout the poem. In
stanza 1, the persona is in a reflective mood. In his younger days, he was a
soldier who fought for the country's independence. He was a patriot and
willingly sacrificed for the good of his country. He feels sad as he is now
old, weak and disabled.
(b) In stanza 2, the persona feels upset. He talks about the helplessness he
feels. The present time is too challenging for him because of his old age. He
does not like the fact that lies are being spread throughout the country and
yet he is unable to do anything about it.
(c) In stanza 3, the persona demands that the younger generation unite and
fight to protect the freedom he had fought for in the past.
(d) In the
last stanza, the persona urges the younger generation to continue fighting
for justice because he is no longer able to do so.