Friday, October 2, 2009
Mahatma and me
My son while I look at you from up down here
I see you running for what you dont know
I see you fighting for what you dont want
I see you crying for what you have not lost
I too was ambitious but not like you
I too was greedy but not like you
Ambition for me was to see my people free
Greed for me was to see the poor man's glee
You too are incredible,like everyone down there
But dont be incredulous for everyone down there
Have a wish,wish a hope
to believe the unbelievable
Have a want,want a desire
to touch the unattainable
I remember last time we had a fight
So ugly that I still want to rant
You laughed at my says
and I objected to your ways
But now I see the point
as its clear to you
We all want a world
with peace as in the woods
So you and me
lets sing a song
Yes you and me
lets plant a plant
A plant of humanity
A World of sanity
Lets all be together
Wish us luck
So that we,
can clean the muck
Let us all together be human
So that the next time
When I look at you from up down here
I would wish from the core of my heart
Not to call you here but to come down there...
Today being the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi,I tried to see the World from his eyes,while he addressing me for most of my questions as well as for my answers.
There is a clash of ideas that I have witnessed and tried to show but from a different viewpoint.
I always had ideological differences with his(Gandhiji's) views,views of non violence,his stand at the time of Bhagat Singh's case,when he could have fought a battle for their release,the way he treated his family,the lack of fatherly love that never ever he bestowed to his family.
Because of these the other great things that he did,the non violence,the Dandi March,Satyagraha also came in my mind's conflicting contemplation.
But deep down in my heart I know that in he lies a great human being and he would aways be respected by me for the humanity he always endrosed,cause he is the one who has shown hope not only to India but to the whole world,hope that Non Violence is more powerful than Violence.
P.S.-I donot believe in afterlife or presence of a higher being(GOD),and the fist sentence is written to show the contrasting time period and ideological change.
Written for 3WW-Ambitious,Incredible,Ugly
This wonderful image is taken from:Mahatma Gandhi in Type by Dencii @ Deviant Art.Visit his link to see more creative stuff she does.