Monday, May 23, 2016

Gandhi - A Poem

The Mahatma a modern day prophet
An epitome of compassion extreme
A mercy petitioner for mankind and justice
An embodiment of tolerance and peace

A frail in loin cloth the naked fakir
Rusting specs and walking stick
Sole possession of an enigmatic messiah
A freedom fighter non violent he overcame the seize

An advocate of harmony and sanity beyond belief
He preached love for those who hate
A protector of down trodden in equality he believed
Savior of Harijans the people demeaned

An ascetic in quest of eternal truth
Renounced all pleasures but not the Karmic deeds
A life led simple to achieve greatest feats
Of exemplary conduct he was a Mahatma indeed

A saintly man with the spinning wheel
He spun magic to win freedom with zeal
The mighty throne brought to heel
The rulers and satraps humbled to reel

To pardon misdeeds and teach right
And make diminutive the mighty with false pride
On path of sainthood he was assassinated
Mahatma the global phenomena martyred 

Copyright Uday Patel

Krishna - A Poem

A celestial figure with flute on his lips
On bejeweled crown a peacock feather  tip
A necklace priceless on a golden  garb
The Lord blue black has a magnetic charm

Avatar of Vishnu the God Almighty
Preserver among the holy trinity
Descendant from heaven for emancipation of humanity
For conquest over sinner the evil sovereignty  

Krsna beloved revered and immortal
An incarnate enigmatic as earthly mortal
A virgin birth in an ordinary home
The savior arrived to cleanse the Earth impure

Born of Devaki and Vasudeva
Fostered by Yashoda and Nanda
The little cherub as he is known
Full of pranks the vivacious makhan chor

Krisna te 8th avatar mighty demon slayer
Lord almighty with names  galore
A charming lover of thousands of maidens
Paramour of Radha a love eternal

Architect of Mahabharat internecine
Epic battle between the might and right
The charioteer of Arjun warrior invincible
Master strategist a karmic preacher

Lord Krisna guide and savior
The blessed one an emancipator
Sro Radhe Gopal professor of love and kindness
The Lord Supreme all pervasive omnipotent  

A divine preacher of truth universal
All encompassed in Epic named Gita
The song of the Lord unravels
Existential philosophy and intrigue that entangles

Unto each consciousness Krisna enter
In believers sanctum he resides
A blessing for mind body & soul
A revelation of cosmic maze and sounds

Hare Krsna Hare Krsna the hymn to chant
The words that enchant and bless who rant   
Copyright: Uday Patel