Leonard Dabydeen


Namaste, Gandhiji


Footprints on the sands of time
glow with birthmark
each glittering step
unshaken and challenging
not by yielding to temptation
but thirst for truth
for the awakening of men
for soul-searching
in glimpses of the Transvaal
for monsoon moments
in vestibules of maharajas
turnstiles in South Africa
under a mango tree in India
ricocheting in global rumbles
for peace and non-violence
and as the wind whispers
in a stormy weather
where wars create bedrocks
for sleepless journeys
I clasp my hands
in solemn gesture
as if it were the beginning
of the end
namaste, Gandhiji.




http: //www.southasiamail.com/news.php? id=101724

Submitted: Tuesday, October 02, 2012
Edited: Tuesday, October 02, 2012
Listen to this poem:

Form:


Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Celebrating Gandhi Jayanti - 143 birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Born October 2,1869.Assassinated January 30,1948.Greatest apostle of peace and non-violence.

Comments about this poem (Namaste, Gandhiji by Leonard Dabydeen )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. The Giving Tree, Shel Silverstein
  2. Myself, Edgar Albert Guest
  3. Where Is The Respect, Ronell Warren Alman
  4. Went up a year this evening!, Emily Dickinson
  5. Universally Respected, James Brunton Stephens
  6. RESPECT, don wilson
  7. Heavenly Father, Emily Dickinson
  8. Respect, David Harris
  9. Respectability, Robert Browning
  10. A Christmas Carol, William Topaz McGonagall

Poem of the Day

poet Paul Laurence Dunbar

I Found you and I lost you,
All on a gleaming day.
The day was filled with sunshine,
And the land was full of May.

A golden bird was singing
Its melody divine,
...... Read complete »

   

New Poems

  1. Heal Us, Sandra Feldman
  2. Let's Be Positively Civilized, Sandra Feldman
  3. Communist Goons, Bijay Kant Dubey
  4. Trinmul Congress Party's Gift Is The Fre.., Bijay Kant Dubey
  5. Dark Chapter, Abdullah alHemaidy
  6. The Sun Sings in You, Patti Masterman
  7. Desolate Fox, Prasad Natarajan
  8. Real Poverty, Abdullah alHemaidy
  9. A Dream In My Soul, Spiritwind Wood
  10. Peace, Leonard Champlin
[Hata Bildir]