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.
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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….
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