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Ghandi: Indias Inspiration To Ireland
TÓC (22-12-1976 / Beal Atha na Slua, Chontae an Gaillimh, Eire)

Ghandi: Indias Inspiration To Ireland

Poem By Tomás Ó Cárthaigh

He faught not war, but a campaign
Freed India from Britains reign,
Caused only the British to shed blood
If only Ireland would camplaign, like India could!

No need for Ghandi, armoured attack,
He still broke the Imperialsts back,
And now, what they thought could not be,
India, as one of the worlds nations is free!

Ghandi, a saint for our days,
As an inspiration in our minds hestays,
His road by us and ours is rarely walked
Though his ways by many are so often talked.

God bless Ghandi, and us all
Few in his way, us to campaign call
And so we fight, and so we die,
Why dont we who've seen, his way try?

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Comments (2)

Fabulous poem. A question I ask myself almost every single day! Thank you for expressing what so many can only roll their eyes to as if the liberation of India were only a fairy tale. Sometimes I hear a chauvinism that suggests India would have been better off ruled longer but having been there and known the spirit of her people I see no justification for such insult to her sovereignty. She embraced Britain and all British and now is the cultivator of what she feels benefits her, making mistakes at times, but not greater ones than other nations in my opinion. Best wishes, eliza
I am a reader of Ghandis work so naturaly I like this poem. Good one Tomas, it rings true.....Steve