Treasure Island

Santosh Sharma


Mahatma Gandhi


Thin and frail, a divine soul in a human frame.
Looked like a saint but was a King
Simplest was the life, unimaginable were the dreams
Won the war without weapons and with un thoughtful means

Awakened the slumbered souls, stormed the feeling
Fought, neither with cannon nor with guns
Neither with saber nor with swords.
Fought with peace but not with violence.

Boycott the laws, disobey the deceitful acts
Boycott the salt, bullet the mind
Thundred the colonial rule, dismantled the empire
Such was the charge delivered by a saint looking men.

An emperor, crowned with peace and non violence
Admired by the world , will be honored by generations
Will be revisited by humanity, before the illusion of materialism could end
To redefine the rules of existence in the centuries to come

Submitted: Friday, September 24, 2010
Edited: Wednesday, June 29, 2011

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  • Mohammad Muzzammil (6/29/2011 12:48:00 AM)

    you have presented the personality of our National Father in quite nice way. I appreciate your way of writing along with the selection of your words. Read my poem A CHILD'S DREAM (ON GUJRAT RIOT) , I have also presented Mahatma Gandhi. (Report) Reply

  • Rekha Mandagere (4/14/2011 10:56:00 PM)

    The strength and spiritualism of this great nation is beautifully brought out by personifying this great soul! thanks for sharing it. (Report) Reply

  • Narayanan Ramakrishnan (2/8/2011 10:18:00 PM)

    Words are not enough, such is the enormity of this simplest of Indians. A true Hindu to the core and there cannot be a distant resemblance in character or deed. very good, godly work. (Report) Reply

  • Malaya Roses (1/18/2011 6:51:00 AM)

    I am very agree with the poet and always pray that many of citizen of the world willing to walk on the same path take by the eminent Mohandas Gandhi.... FOR PEACE AND FOR UNITY.... Gandhi's approach never been doubt by myself.
    I'm happy with what was written... keep it alive in our conscious. (Report) Reply

  • Hans Vr (11/10/2010 6:04:00 AM)

    Yes, yes, yes, is the feeling I got when reading this ode to M. Gandhi. A Saint, A king, an emperor. A master, a genius. Let us all pray for world peace in M. Gandhi's way. (Report) Reply

  • Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal (9/26/2010 7:47:00 PM)

    An emperor, crowned with peace and non violence
    Admired by the world, will be honored by generations.. embodiment of love and peace, Mahatma Gandhi, the father of the nation, will be remembered for the centuries to come. Tribute to apostle of peace....10 (Report) Reply

  • Jenny Gordon (9/24/2010 9:46:00 AM)

    I am unacquainted with the man, but this was a very fine tribute, acquainting me.
    You presented it beautifully from introduction to conclusion.
    I like it very well. (Report) Reply

  • Seema Chowdhury (9/24/2010 8:15:00 AM)

    very nice and beautiful theme. a greta tribute to the person who deserves it most.
    thanks a lot for sharing your poem.thanks for your nice mail too. i appreciate. (Report) Reply

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