Rm.Shanmugam Chettiar.

(June 15,1942 / Aravayal, karaikudi, Tamil Nadu, South India)

The Faith of Baha'i


We cling to multiple identities;
Such identities impel us to show
Loyalties based on identities.
Multi-loyalties bring conflict in us.

Loyalties propel us to side or fight.
Religions and politics take much toll.
Language and territories are not behind.
Racial identities still raise their heads.

Leave identities; leave loyalties.
Both tell that you are led by prejudices.
A world community formed without them
Is what Baha'u'lla'h preached as his faith.

Submitted: Monday, December 03, 2012
Edited: Tuesday, December 04, 2012

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  • Freshman - 1,309 Points Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi (12/3/2012 9:57:00 PM)

    I don't want to equip myself with dangerous swords! everyone wants to prove that they are the best and I do see the best in everyone! Nice poem! (Report) Reply

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