Guru Drona, Say You If Arjuna Was Your Disciple, Not Eklavya?

Guru Drona,
Say you
If Arjuna was
Your disciple,
Not Eklavya?

Was Eklavya
Not your disciple,
Say you,
Keep not mum?

Were you
So hard of heart
That asked you
For his thumb?

How could it,
How could it be,
Guru Drona,
Weren't you biased
And prejudiced, say you?

Making him gift the finger,
As your guru-dakshina,
Stained you guruhood,
As a black spot
On the forehead.

O, Drona, making him gift
The poor forester
Tribal boy,
Sinned you
With your dastard act!

Now the world hates you,
Hates you, Drona,
Calls you, calls you,
Selfish, selfish
And partisan!

On seeing you, feel I,
Weren't, weren't you
A Brahmin pontifical
And hypocritical,
Seeking royal privilege?

by Bijay Kant Dubey

Comments (4)

Whoever wrote it, it is not a bad motto for life.
As a further comment, I believe that age in the last line has the meaning of lifetime, which it could bear in those days. It makes better sense. To get this sense in Latin, read vita for saecla in the last line.
Yes, Scott did not claim it, but people thought it was one of the things that he wrote without claiming them. He used it as a chapter-heading. I've put it into Latin: Flet lituus, pleno flet nuntia tibia cornu: accipiat, cuicui sensus in orbe datus: PLUS VALET HORA BREVIS CLARAE CELEBERRRIMA VITAE QUAM QUAE LONGA SUO NOMINE SAECLA CARENT.
Don't want to be a party pooper, but this poem wasn't written by SWS. He quoted it in a novel he wrote. It was actually written by Thomas Osbert Mourdant 1700's.