"THEME"of this poem. The important theme in this poem is patriotism. The persona’s experience of being a soldier and fought with the enemies and gone through hardships turned him to deeply love his country. But now he is old and disable and cannot do much to free his country from nowadays challenges. Even so because of his patriotism and he cannot bear to see the country sinks in the sea of lies, he urges the young to fight for it. He urges the younger generation to unite in spite of their differences and speak out the inequalities and dishonesties in the community so much so that the freedom retains.
1. We must be brave to uphold justice. The persona urges the Younger generation to stand up against the wide spread lies which are rampant in society today. This net of deceit ‟worries him as it can destroy the solidarity of the people. Therefore, he urges them to stand united and uphold justice to preserve the freedom and safety of the country.
2. We must be willing to make sacrifices to preserve our independence. In the fight for independence, the persona and other soldiers sacrificed and risked their lives when they fought for independence. Now, he is wheel chair-bound because he was either crippled in the war or is now old and sick. Now, he wants the younger generation to make sacrifices too to preserve their freedom.
3. We must be united to preserve our freedom. The persona wants the younger generation to stand united regardless of their differences to ensure their freedom.