(December.1955 / India)

Mahatma Gandhi

On the path of freedom, moved two legs;
took that same route millions of steps.
Those two eyes looked, whatever the spot;
sight of the millions set to the same dot.

He fought, using his weapon of the peace
and dared to turn barrels of the canons.
He led his country to the independence,
and inspired peace and non-violence.

Leading numerous peaceful agitations
battled for the freedom of his nation.
During the world war too, he spread peace,
and said by blood shed none could please.

Unfinished was his war, his mission
till existed poverty and poor habitation.
He carried on the battle, for eradication
of illiteracy, hatred and the evil traditions.

He fought for the rights of the women,
against child marriage, their coercion,
‘purdah' system, widow's oppression;
self reliant, peaceful and democratic nation.

For his mothers he had the immense love
for the mother India and mother of own.
He dedicated his life discovering the path
of truth, adherence to truth he taught.

Influenced - not only the people of India
but also leaders like Martin Luther king,
Mandela, Steve Biko, James Lawson;
of his theories and the peace missions.

The magic beheld by that super person
was his determination, his love to everyone;
Gandhi attracted to him whole of 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.

Submitted: Tuesday, October 01, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Topic(s): personality

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(C) S. D. Tiwari

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  • S.zaynub Kamoonpuri (10/5/2013 9:15:00 AM)

    Im a patriotic fan of mahatma n so admird dis tribute to d great man of peace pennd wondrfuly. But todate purdah system is an excelent system for im a witness to how it safeguards women for abuse of women bodies is nil in purdah systemizd countries so i dont tink gandhi cud hav found probs with it. (Report) Reply

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