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Bapu Ji: Our Father #writephoto - Kaleidoscope of My Life
This week’s photo prompt by Sue made me think of Mahatma Gandhi. A great leader, he is truly an inspiration for many. Here’s a poem that I tried to compose on the Father of our Nation, M K Gandhi. India celebrated its 73rd Independence Day yesterday (15th of August) and this year marks the 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi (2nd of October). Maybe these two things had their hand in inspiring me to write this piece. Hope you guys like it. Do give your feedback. Bapu Ji It’s a tale of the time When a nation was suffering From a century long subjugation A time of tyranny and apathy When our motherland lay buried In bloodied revolts and desolation It was then that returning from South Africa A mother got her son back And the nation, its saviour A father…Bapu ji Bespectacled and clad in simple clothes He brought with him hope and smile His philosophies guided the world And led it towards a different style, As a peaceful means to an end His doctrines of “Satyagraha” and “Ahimsa” Were an inspiration Amidst injustice and desperation This humble man influenced A great many world thinkers and leaders A true Mahatma (great soul), He strived for his motherland And led our nation to its freedom…. Enhance your learning through questionbangApps and mock-set-plus. © 2019 Ashwini Nawathe, Kaleidoscope of My Life All Rights Reserved Related