Treasure Island

M.D Dinesh Nair

(Thrissur/Vijayawada)

WE MISS YOU MAHATHMAJI..


We miss you, dear one
We Indians really miss you sir
And you won`t come back we know.
That adds to our pain of entity now 'reshaped'!

In the wild jungle of men clad in white, saffron, blue or red
We search in vain for your replica
And we find none.
That mocks at our democracy now 'renovated'!

In the desert of strategies and reforms old and new
We crave for the oasis of Gandhism, your creed
And we find its fossils buried deep.
That destabilises our Bharath Nirman 'rebegun'!

We miss you, dear Captain
We Indians have to tide over the turbulent waters ahead
And our angry seas roll onto us.
That leaves our large ship 'reversed'!

On this October 2, your 145th birthday
We salute you Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi,
With 1250 million faces raised unto your sweet portrait
That needs no lamination to remain 'DE-complexioned'!

Submitted: Tuesday, October 01, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, October 02, 2013

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

This poem is a small tribute paid to M.K Gandhi alias Gandhiji alias Bappuji who was the most instrumental personality of India`s socio-political scenario from 1906 to 1948. He played a crucial role in bringing freedom to India on the 15th of August 1947 fighting against the British Colonialism.

Though it was Christ who first preached against 'tit for tat' as a strategy at times of conflicts, entire Europe or the Americas did not implement that strategy in their lands!

America`s Mother of all Battles fought against Britain shrinks in size and concept as the 'the tit for tat' found its grave significance.

M.K Gandhi who was born in an India that promoted mythological 'Lord Krishn`s strategy of violence to fight the perpetrators of position and possession, was redoing another Christ as he fought with Britain using non-violence as his weapon.

India is no more Gandhi`s land of glory. The Christ of the 1940s is almost forgotten by the present community of people and their rulers here and the ghosts of the mythological lord have begun to wage un-warrented wars now.

On this OCTOBER 2 as the Indians 'celebrate' Gandhi`s 145th birthday, I salute Gandhiji though I too am an Indian whose identity is at the crossroads.

PS: This tribute has no intention of tarnishing the factual war strategies of the Indian people who lived in a period BC 4500-6000 when enmity between the races or clans was instigated and controlled by plain emotions alone and similarly it does not aim at the glorification of the New Testament at the cost of the Old Testament.The analogies are just a reminder of historical facts.

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  • Diane Hine (10/6/2013 12:29:00 AM)

    Let's hope that remembrance of Gandhi helps to calm the problems that beset your Bharat Nirman. (Report) Reply

  • Kavya . (10/3/2013 1:35:00 AM)

    a wonderful tribute to the great Mahatma who had followed clean principles and ideologies which unfortunately has gone unrealised and un-implemented in todays era.....a good write Sir (Report) Reply

  • Aftab Alam Khursheed (10/2/2013 10:16:00 PM)

    what was his dream and what we dreaming 02 oct the day auspicious as far the concerned to nation lovely write sir (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (10/2/2013 9:34:00 AM)

    With entities 'reshaped' and Democracy 'renovated', we celebrate one more Gandhi Jayandhi, alienating Gandhi from our way of life! Your tribute to the greatest moralist of a great nation, the one who believed in the freedom of the individual and the voice of conscience is so laudable! A GREAT write, Dinesh! (Report) Reply

  • Tirupathi Chandrupatla (10/2/2013 7:26:00 AM)

    Whole world misses Mahatma Gandhi. On the occasion of his 145th birthday, it is nice to recall Albert Einstein's tribute to Gandhi for his 70th birthday
    Generations to come, it may well be, will scarce believe that such a man as this one ever in flesh and blood walked upon this Earth.”
    Thank you Dinesh for a beautiful tribute. (Report) Reply

  • Thomas A Robinson (10/1/2013 9:59:00 AM)

    There will be not another Gandhi. Only by remembering his history will be as close ae we will get.
    Forget him at your own peril. The father of free India, such titles not lightly divested. (Report) Reply

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