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.




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Submitted: Tuesday, October 02, 2012
Edited: Tuesday, October 02, 2012
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Celebrating Gandhi Jayanti - 143 birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Born October 2,1869.Assassinated January 30,1948.Greatest apostle of peace and non-violence.

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