(14-2-1957 / Tamilnadu, India)

Sonnet: ‘happy Birthday, Dear Mahatma Gandhiji! '

A foreign-trained Indian and bar-at-law,
Spear-headed freedom struggle for his land;
His methods followed held the world in awe;
He won us freedom with his magic wand!

To fight the British Raj was not a joke!
Non-violence, Satyagraha had both worked;
The half-dressed Gandhi did not even smoke;
The white man's strategy was annulled, jerked!

The man became the Father of the soil,
And sacrificed his life to gain freedom;
The secrets were his faith in God and toil,
That wrought the miracle that's seen seldom!

Hats off to Gandhi who a legend turned;
The British rule, he successfully spurned!

by Dr. A.Celestine Raj Manohar M.D.,

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