Dr. A.Celestine Raj Manohar M.D.,

Gold Star - 17,424 Points (14-2-1957 / Tamilnadu, India)

Sonnet: On Conversions - Poem by Dr. A.Celestine Raj Manohar M.D.,

Give them knowledge and the freedom to change;
Starve them to death; keep them impoverished;
Keep them disease-prone, victimized in range;
Keep them enslaved, isolated, ravished.

See them in fetters for changing their faith;
Deny them their basic rights; oppress them;
Deny them water to drink and to bathe;
New leaves of aggression sprouts from each stem!

How long do tortured minds and hearts go on?
How long do harassed bodies withstand scorn?
How long do suppressed men `unfair-dress’ don?
How long do fellowmen live lives forlorn?

Conversion is the quest for the true GOD;
And starts within, unhindered by the rod.

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, June 19, 2003

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