Treasure Island

hasmukh amathalal

(17/05/1947 / Vadali, Dist: - sabarkantha, Gujarat, India)

Face The Bullet

M.K.Gandhi, father of Indian Nation, fell to assassin’s bullet
The democracy and freedom had sealed his fate
He was done to death to be called martyr
The history was to record his death as human error

Freedom and liberty was gained sans bloodshed
The masses were assured of victory and led
How much cruelty and repression they had to face?
The hatred and deep apprehension was never to be traced

Martin Luther king has also fallen to bullet
The black people have yet to realize dream and get
Much awaited peace with liberty rights
The land of freedom and liberty faces fight in streets

Sri Mao Bandaranayke* too gave away life to bullet
Not other man but from his own land fired at
All these people stood for equality and freedom
Bullets did its work in exchange for wisdom

Where are leaders in world to lead masses?
Where are people from different breed in ordinary classes?
People blame system but do nothing to offer resistance
They want some one to face bullet as special chance

I appeal people to import leaders from outside their country
He will stand for their cause and gain liberty
The word freedom and liberty is taken for personal term
That is why the good people are lost in jungles with no return

People have lost moral right to claim for real freedom
They raise no banner of revolt and stand out in open seldom
They want to pass the comment and witness the struggle in close room
Only poor people come forward with night lamp to witness blossom
Slain leader from Sri Lanka (Formerly known as Ceylon)

Submitted: Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Edited: Tuesday, January 21, 2014

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  • Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal (1/21/2014 7:10:00 AM)

    Much Appreciated

    Syed Mudasir37 minutes ago
    I respect both the individuals like Mahatma Gandhiji as well as Martin Luther; But there is no comparison in terms of Gandhi, he is an individual and a great personality. This poem had brilliant imagery which talks about the loss of the last century and there is no worst tragedy then Gandhiji's Assasination, he was a pillar of Asia... A great poem which is very honest and we all know great people are either disappeared or assasinated.... Much Appreciated
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  • Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal (1/21/2014 7:10:00 AM)

    A clear point made

    Steven Curphey32 minutes ago
    Well the second political poem i have just reviewed on the bounce. This one maybe doesn't read as fluently as I have a preference for, however, if you are making a political point why not say it straight up like this one as we have plenty of politicians who don't say what we want them to and who hide behind masks in speaking terms, so well done for saying it like it is.
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    Hasmukh MehtaLess than a minute ago
    this real and has nothing to do with politics. people should fight for themselves now
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  • Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal (1/21/2014 6:07:00 AM)

    Face the bullet

    M.K.Gandhi, father of Indian Nation, fell to assassin’s bullet
    The democracy and freedom had sealed his fate
    He was done to death to be called martyr
    The history was to record his death as human error (Report) Reply

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