S.D. TIWARI (December.1955 / India)
On the route moved those two legs;
took the same path millions of steps.
Looked those two eyes, whatever spot
sight of millions set to the same dot.
He fought using his weapon of peace
and dared to turn barrels of canons.
Led his country to the independence,
inspired peace and non-violence.
Leading numerous peaceful agitations
battled for the freedom of his nation.
During world war too, he spread peace
saying by blood shed none could please.
Unfinished was his war, his mission
till existed poverty, poor habitation.
Carried on the battle, for eradication
of illiteracy, hatred, evil traditions.
He fought for the rights of the women,
against child marriage, their coercion,
‘purdah’ system, widow’s oppression;
self reliant, peaceful, democratic nation.
For his mothers he had the immense love
for the mother India and mother of own.
Dedicated his life discovering the path
of truth, adherence to truth he taught.
Influenced - not only the Indian public
but leaders like Martin Luther king,
Mandela, Steve Biko, James Lawson;
of his theories and the peace missions.
The magic beheld by that super person
his determination, his love to everyone;
Gandhi attracted to him whole population
his ‘Satyagrah’ forced Britisher’s expulsion.
The two arms were so strong; powered with
strength of non violence, peace and truth.
Not only won battle but gave to the world
a vision; the great believer of truth and God.
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