Hasmukh Amathalal

Gold Star - 480,618 Points (17/05/1947 / Vadali, Dist: - sabarkantha, Gujarat, India)

King - Poem by Hasmukh Amathalal

You showed the way
Marched ahead in time to stay
for freedom and liberty
that was always blessed by almighty

You had vision of non violence
that was preached as golden chance
Millions of people backed your move to face trouble
you were an embodiment of classic struggle

You gave black people a hope
'Never think to stop'
If river stops water flow
the bank on both sides cannot grow

As it happens with history to witness
there is stiff challenge on face
Racism is still on surface
Violation of freedom is always chased

As opportunists have hijacked the movement
there is still no loss of hope at this moment
some of us may come forward to work for poor
Blacks need not run from door to door

Blacks are discriminated against
Still other people disown them and insist
the practice of racism that existed earlier
and continued thereafter

Peace may be still dream ahead
but message is not clearly read
the danger still exists in its original form
and relation between white and blacks remain not warm

The blacks may suffer
for the want of good offer
they may be treated rough
for some more years and remain cut off

History is the witness
People had lot more troubles to face
they were subjected to prison torture
There was no hope for bight for future

Nowhere in the world
the blacks have suffered so much misery
the curse has fallen on them for no reason
they are really good, tolerant and reasonable persons

Slaves are always meant for hard work
there is no consideration for good words
they stood in public eyes as useless creatures
Color was always against their future

The world was hopeful of new light
There was end of an inequality and was certainly in sight
Right people have always condemned discrimination
It was beginning new and good relation

'Long live O, messiah of peace'
You were on toes and never at an ease
your life ended with one deadly bullet
we, the black people, shall always resent

Peace march may remain on
the last hurdle may be crossed over and battle won
the nation may thrive along with inspiration
the bond may exist for strong relation

The world may soon witness new era
New generation may heave a sigh with benefits extra
There will no more anguish and pain
The sacrifice shall not go in vain

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  • Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal (8/28/2015 9:04:00 PM)

    Last line is superb, thank you for writing this!
    28 Aug by Sally Salamander to King
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  • Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal (8/28/2015 2:52:00 AM)

    A fitting dedication. Comprehensive.

    Seshu Chamarty, Hyderabad
    28 Aug,2015
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  • Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal (8/26/2015 10:49:00 PM)

    The world may soon witness new era
    New generation may heave a sigh with benefits extra
    There will no more anguish and pain
    The sacrifice shall not go in vain
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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Poem Edited: Thursday, August 27, 2015

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