Treasure Island

Shakuntala Sharma

Guru / Disciple

I was my first Guru: I am my first Disciple
When all the roads were blocked
When all the traffic lights turned red
It's I who invented this bylane
Having invented, it's I who followed
Yes, I am my first Follower

When all the religions became bigoted
And turned the secular me an outcast
It's I who founded 'Irreligion'
Having founded, I followed and divinised it
Yes, I am my first Disciple

When all schools closed their doors on me
And barred the eager me from my rightful education
It's I who opened the no-doors-no-walls school
Having opened it, I admitted myself as my Pupil

Yes, I was my first Guru
And I am my first Disciple

Submitted: Thursday, September 17, 2009

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  • Nalini Hebbar (10/30/2009 3:06:00 AM)

    this is a fearless poem...hats off to you have a new follower in me...lets march together...thanks for the deep poem that had me laugh out loud in read my poem 'open mind' (Report) Reply

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