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Mahatma Gandhi 1 - Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

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On a bright day in Sudamapuri,
The second day of October,
In the year of eighteen sixty nine,
A sudden burst of heat,
The sun shinning at its brightest
The golden leaves of autumn,
Dropping down gracefully,
A unique baby was born
Heralding into the port of Porbunder,
A luminous star!

The new born boy,
Mohandas Gandhi
Born into a affluent family,
Gujarat -a state in India,
With glorious heritage of
Shrewd business men,
Clever traders,
Practical,
Down to earth,
Lively and fun-loving!

The tiny little baby,
A bright star,
With large dark eyes,
Like two deep pools of compassion,
Soft brown skin that resembled
Mother earth,
Benign and beautiful!
A resolute mouth that vowed
To speak truth and
Only truth!

The little boy Mohandas Gandhi
Born to Karamchand Gandhi -
A generous man for whom
Charity was a way of life.
The father enjoyed giving and
Sharing his wealth with the needy!
The Mother - a pious jain woman,
Nursed the sick and the disabled!
Born out of such exemplary parents,
The boy grew up with noble thoughts.

The seed of lofty thoughts
Sprouted into a sapling,
Eventually grew into a huge tree
To hold under its shade
Millions of aspirations,
A definite purpose,
Of rights and righteousness,
A strong will to do or die,
A firm resolute to serve the nation
And to fulfill the dreams of millions of people!

Mahatma Gandhi 1 -  Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
I am a die hard fan of Mahatma Gandhiji - The Great Soul!
Perhaps, thousand books have already been written on Gandhiji.
Though I am just a pebble in the vast ocean of writers and poets, yet,
my inner spirit guides me to pen a few verses on Gandhiji.
These are a series of verses in prose format, focusing mainly on Gandhiji's childhood, as a student, and a few episodes that made him an exemplary human being. His life itself was the greatest example of why he was hailed as a Mahatma.
Here is an humble attempt to highlight Gandhiji's life, his principles, his writings and his invaluable contribution to this world.
i am happy to be writing these poems for the Poem-Hunter
I dedicate this work to the father of our nation on this day of second October on the occasion of Gandhiji's 147th birth anniversary.
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COMMENTS OF THE POEM

Writing on his birth of father of nation, who opened the countries vision, your poem was super collectin

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Thank you Vaidyanathan. So nice of you to comment on the poem.

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Jaishree Nair 01 October 2015

A great tribute to the father if our nation. Your words just about describes him .Thanks for sharing

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Thank you Jaishree for reading the poem and for your kind comment.

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Renuka Dhabadgaonkar 05 October 2021

Brilliantly written piece????

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Rama Nair 03 October 2021

Beautiful.

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Rajnish Manga 03 October 2021

Just posted my comments but it vanished in a swish. Great poem for a great man. Thanks Geeta ji.

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Colonel Jayadev 03 October 2021

Superb and very enlightening ??????????????????????????????

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Colonel Jayadev 03 October 2021

Excellent work and delightful reading. ??????????????????

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Praveen Menon 03 October 2021

As always it was a delight to read! Wonderful piece of work

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