# A Rise And Fall Of Humanity [india's Freedom] A Double Etheree Poem Poem by Samanyan Lakshminarayanan

# A Rise And Fall Of Humanity [india's Freedom] A Double Etheree Poem

Rating: 4.2


{INSPIRED TO WRITE IN THIS FORM AFTER READING
KARIN ANDERSON'S 'BUTTERFLY MAGIC'}
[ a poem of ten lines syllable count equating
to line number]

then,
nation
India
got it's freedom
not through violence
it was through ahimsa
no arms and ammunition
a tribute to humanity
a mahatma brought out the human
humanity addressed humanity

after sixty years of independence
the leader addressing the nation
stands behind bullet protection
parade of troops showing strength
detectors showing fear
fear addressing fear
fearless trait then
a nation
with fear
now

[ ahimsa - non violence]
[mahatma - a great soul GANDHI]

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Anand Madhukar 07 October 2009

Brilliant. Not just because of the form but also because Mahatma Gandhi is someone I am devoted to.10.

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AtreyaSarma Uppaluri 09 October 2009

You’ve chosen the double etheree (double tetractys) for a good theme…and done justice to it. Interestingly, this is some significant coincidence that I happen to read this during the birth month of the great soul. # 10.

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Nalini Hebbar 10 October 2009

sad sad truth expressed here...well composed etheree

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Seema Chowdhury 15 October 2009

this is such a nice and thought provoking poem. thanks for sharing. all great leaders have left and afterwards we have forgotton their lesson and exapmles of life. i wish we can change ourselves and become honest and brave.

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Sonya Florentino 18 October 2009

this is the perfect form for this powerful and beautiful poem....and hopefully like the catterpillar/butterfly....change is always possible for the better.....bring back Ghandi, please!

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Khalid Saifullah 26 January 2015

A great heart touching poem......................10

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Sasidharan Vellat Menon 29 December 2009

Very timely and meaningful. 10+

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Rajkumar Mukherjee 22 October 2009

Dear Samanyan, Thanks for your invite to read and rate this poem. Nicely presented both in form and content. Good write always brings good marks so A10 Rajkumar (My comments are also in ten syllable counts)

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Swatimalya Chattopadhyay 19 October 2009

India's freedom was brought through ahimsa but after sixty years of India's freedom, the foundation of Ahimsa and humanity are no more existent.Violence is very much prevalent in the country. Very thought provoking, nicely written poem.

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Patti Masterman 18 October 2009

What a cool form for a poem; and you have certainly done justice here; both to the form and to the poem.

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