Vikram G. Aarella


Gandhi – The Mahatma - Poem by Vikram G. Aarella

Latest to arrive, in the line of holy men
Your beginnings were very humble
No one knew the power within you then.
You made the British Empire crumble.

Hard to imagine, a man like you lived
Two thousand years after Buddha’s death
You poured life into his teachings and revived,
Non- Violence was you mantra, your strength.

Like every human being, while young
You did things that were really bad,
But soon realised that, it was wrong
And corrected the evil mind you had.

Then dedicated your life for achieving freedom
For the ancient and richest country on the Earth,
Which was being humiliated and exploited by some
For patience and courage, in you there was no dearth.

You achieved freedom through Non-Violence
Empire came to its knees; and fell at your feet,
You forgave the sinners and taught us tolerance
Your coming on this earth has made our lives replete.


CR VGA
23/06/06 Rdnr


Comments about Gandhi – The Mahatma by Vikram G. Aarella

  • (9/10/2009 12:22:00 PM)


    hmmmmm, ......................
    What I read about Mohandas Ghandi...I come to feel that the ratio of his contribution for freedom is not as big as people usually talk about.By 1915 he return India when Congress was already acting/working as political party in India...untile then he was in South Africa fighting for South Aftrian Indians rights...Satyagraha movement...and when he returns he started his Ashram...and fighting for untouchables... so he was more a social reformer than a leader (IMHO) .
    Even he was call Mahatma because of his teachings to erase cast system and other things of Hindu society...
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  • (3/18/2008 9:04:00 AM)


    truely caricatured... words cannot express him, but you certainly did. (Report) Reply

  • (3/17/2008 2:13:00 PM)


    Thanks for being one with my feelings.this poem is an extra ordinary one as it tells an account of a person who was the soul of
    india.
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  • (1/2/2008 5:11:00 PM)


    good description, can you do one about jesus? (Report) Reply

  • (12/18/2007 5:41:00 PM)


    Mahatma Gandhi zaanda baad! ! (Report) Reply

  • Cyclopseven R (12/16/2006 10:43:00 AM)


    lage raho vikram bhai. good piece of work. (Report) Reply

  • Frank James Ryan Jr...fjr (7/5/2006 7:11:00 PM)


    ASIDE FROM MY FATHER, I HAVE 5 HEROES IN MY LIFE WHO IN ALL
    ASPECTS OF THE WORD HERO, ARE IN MY OPINION THE CONSUMMATE DEFINITION OF...THEY ARE ALL AMERICANS, EXCEPT FOR ONE...GHANDI....VERY FINE TRIBUTIVE-STYLE OF WORK, VIK, IN HOMMAGING ARGUABLY THE MOST REVERED, AND GENUINE LEADER IN WORLD HISTORY....JOB WELL DONE, VIK...WHERE ARE TODAY'S GHANDI'S? NO WHERE...TWAS ONLY ONE...THERE COULD NEVER BE ANOTHER.........FRANK/FJR
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  • (7/4/2006 9:44:00 AM)


    Much praise for your tribute to Ghandi's sacred soul whose message has only begun to enlighten the world. I especially love your beginning line of this poem. (Report) Reply

  • (7/1/2006 9:19:00 PM)


    he is my hero...lived a simple life true to only himself...what a man! ...forgotten...or rather not remembered enough...love...nalini (Report) Reply

  • (6/26/2006 12:19:00 PM)


    Yes, Gandhijis contribution to OUR freedom is immense.
    A Wonderful tribute to him, Vikram.

    Preets
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Poem Submitted: Friday, June 23, 2006

Poem Edited: Monday, August 9, 2010


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