The Answer Echoes In The Wind Poem by Gayathri Seetharam

The Answer Echoes In The Wind

The Answer echoes in the WIND
-Gayathri B. Seetharam (Based on the Poem by Bob Dylan, Blowin' in the Wind)
How many roads must a man walk down
Before you call him a man?
A man must walk down the road to regular stardom
The school and undergraduate and graduate and work with pay road;
How many seas must a white dove sail
Before she sleeps in the sand?
I first thought the seven seas
But Noah's Ark, The Bible, says the dove
Can sleep in the sand when she returns with an olive branch;
How many times must the cannon balls fly
Before they're forever banned?
The cannon balls would be banned forever if there is an
Alistair Maclean's Guns of Navarone scenario,
That is, they are blown to smithereens;
How many times must a man look up
Before he can see the sky?
A man must look up only once on a cloudy day
Or a starry night;
How many ears must one man have
Before he can hear people cry?
Of course, Buddha, with his long ears,
Is compassionate and can hear people cry;
How many deaths will it take till he knows
That too many people have died?
A visit or a sight of the Auschwitz Memorial and Museum
Is proof that too many people have died;

How many years can a mountain exist
Before its washed to the sea?
The answer that echoes in the wind is from the poem, The Mountain and the Sea, by Narya and Pontifex,
"For neither sea nor land can part
A love so pure and a faithful heart";
How many years can some people exist
Before they are allowed to be free?
Freedom to some people came with the Civil Rights Bill in the USA
And freedom to others came with the Gay Rights Bill in Canada;
How many times can a man turn his head
Pretending he just doesn't see?
He can do so till the wrong is righted and apartheid was abolished as a country's policy
And Nelson Mandela became President of S. Africa in 1992;

These answers echo in the wind
After blowing in the wind
And the questions to which answers seemed so hopeless
Back in the sixties
Still have to many a time revert to the forties even.
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