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Dont' be Gandhari

O! MOTHERS, DON'T BE GANDHARI!
Gandhari of Indraprastha cursed:
'O! Krishna, you are the cause
Of all these deaths of children
I curse you, curse you, Krishna! '
She bewailed, mourned, groaned.
The sight of the shattered organs
Was so gruesome, agonizing, alas!
O! mothers ere crying curse thyself
For, how your children suffer in jails
By their own evil deeds merciless
How Kauravas tortured Pandavas!
Did ever Gandhari correct children?
Did she as mother do duty proper?
Mothers cry, as own neglect brew
Sorrow in the shape of gloomy heirs.
Power politics misguide children as
Sakuni tempted Gamdhari's children!
Mother is the mould where progeny
Develops into model citizens, here.
So mothers shall not imitate Gandhari,
To check the dribbling tears on cheeks.

Submitted: Wednesday, February 05, 2014


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  • Dinesh Nair (2/28/2014 9:50:00 AM)

    Gandhari erred by blindfolding her own eyes as if to share the experiences of the dark world her blind husband Dhrutharashtra was to be exposed to. She chose to be a foolish great wife and blundered by opting to be blindfolded that led to the Kauravas, her hundred sons being wrongly reared.
    Krishna reasons with the bemoaning Gandhari who questions him why he failed to stop the Pandavas from eliminating all her sons not sparing even a single one by telling her that she wanted to join in the list of the most committed wives and wronged her sons by allowing them to be wicked. And Krishna asks when a mother has done it so, why should he the God and the destroyer of the wicked spare a son for her?

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  • Valsa George (2/27/2014 6:52:00 AM)

    Mothers should be the motivational force for their children... They should not only love their children, but lead and correct them when ever it is necessary. If the mothers fail in this duty, there will come a time when they will have to pay a heavy price like Gandhari! A poem with a great message to the mothers

  • Shraddha The Poetess (2/27/2014 3:48:00 AM)

    beautiful poem...........and actually no one should be gandhari..........
    poem with a great message.....
    thnx for sharing sir...............

  • S.zaynub Kamoonpuri (2/24/2014 3:33:00 AM)

    Wah wow a hardhitting ranting powerful poem on the need to mould gud children by being gud role models. Nice to read u again sir.

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