Wednesday, 2 October 2019

India has excelled

As a young boy growing up in Britain
Just after the Second World War
I knew all about Mahatma Ghandi
Fighting for India's independence
Walking miles across his country
Something that had not been done before

Luckily Britain knew it was time too
To give up its colonial rule
Somehow mass migration then took place
All across India's expansive country
So religious groups should not clash
Gandhi's life was taken by a fool

India now is such a great nation
Excelling in so many ways
One of the fastest growing economies
And a member of the space industry
Ghandi would be mighty proud
India has excelled since his days

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  1. I suspect that Gandhi would also be appalled at some of the things happening today in his beloved India. Life is always a bittersweet mixture, isn't it?

    1. Agree...This was not Gandhi's plan for India.

  2. I love the history and sense of admiration in this poem

  3. I so admire that trek he made. And now young ones are marching too. It would be great if we could get back to living in truth.

  4. He was a force so powerful, that someone decided to stop him. Yet his example inspires more and more people, as Sherry said. I think if he were alive now, he'd be walking with the children. The work is never done. This is a wonderful birthday poem for Gandhi.

  5. Given the millions that might have died had it been someone other than Gandhi leading his land into independence, all of India must remember his blessing.

  6. With all of his blessing and goodness it is a shame that evil still exists in this country, the rapes, the murders, the killing of girl children. After all, India is made up of humans, just like every other country.

  7. Moving forward into freedom is a blessing, but there is still much work to be done.

  8. Good to strike a positive note to commemorate his birthday.

  9. I agree with Jae about the history and sense of admiration, Robin.

  10. A fascinating and inspiring tale.