Scar Of Intolerance - Poem by JEM JAN
Scar of Intolerance
Sr. A.M.Jansi FSAG, Gonzaga College, Kathampallam, T.N.
Let this secular democracy voice of hope
Might ring in every nook and corner slope,
Echo of every Indian’s heart so deep,
Let not allow this to lie and sleep.
India is a land, has a shared history,
Collection of all the religions net mystery,
Hindu, Muslim, Christian, Sikh binds one,
Stand traditional society separate to none.
Diversity is the real guarantee in unity;
Can national integration warrantee in surety?
Intolerance is the matter of political nationalism
Exhaust the fundamentalism as a mask of vanity.
India’s secularism is the expense of the majority,
Let loose not pseudo-secularism to pressurize the minority.
Tolerance of different ideas of religions anew,
Is not to be mushroomed and poisoned by few.
Who allowed the spate of intolerance under threat?
Interfering with the freedom of expression fret.
Who gave the rules of eating what in the land?
To let it all go on beef ban, and massacre on demand.
Tolerance is the ‘mantra’ of democracies on every age,
Must be in India’s history and culture on every page.
Study and delight this sublime thought for ever,
Subdue the humanitarian zeal in script never.
Joys of right in day’s lime light is always bright,
Beauty of truth even in night shines on height.
Suffer for justice impels many Awards Vapsi,
Die for liberty not farce tolerance as fancy.
The time has come; allow not staying dumb,
Speak aloud; never allow conscience to numb,
Tear down not soften the issue burn down,
Be bold to Save India’s tolerance from drown.
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