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This slave is taking immense pleasure in welcoming you to experience my Self in all its glories!

Shree Rama Jayam.

Friday, October 2, 2009

My beloved Bapu

A weak and frail Man
Showed the world what Faith can!

Immovable strength like mountain
Love sprang from Him like fountain

Truth and Nonviolence as weapons
Preferring pen for guns

He marched the masses to wage a war
And made the British pride mar!

Caste, creed and religion was no bar
For, He loved all!

Smile child-like
Wisdom God-like
My beloved Mahatma's Life
Is a spiritual hike!

Striving to go beyond likes and dislikes
He touched the wealthy, poor and intellectuals alike

Disguised in human body
Gandhi is an Immortal
Transformed from ordinary to Extraordinary
He is our Nation's Glory!

Clad half-naked
His path was Sacred

A way out of madness
A way for every beings' gladness

If seen by the world,
It can wipe out all our sadness!
Happy Birthday My Dear Bapu...
No other Leader has touched my life like You!


Rush said...

truly mani..there has been no other leader who has touched our lives like Bapu has...hats off to u for such a sweet dedicate.

Ayesha Parveen said...

Nice one, Mani :) What Gandhiji has done for the nation, we Indians should not forget.

Best wishes :)

venus66 said...

A very special tribute for a very special soul.This world will be a peaceful place to live if everyone can follow his example. Take care.

A New Beginning said...

Very True Mani, he has touched each one of us in a very special way :)The colours of freedom seemed brighter due to his call.

shri ramesh sadasivam said...

Great Mani! Excellent tribute to one of the greatest souls ever walked on earth. Loved this poem much.

Good rhyming and rhythm.

Whirlwind said...

Amazing poem!! I was simply blown away!! Gandhi is the epitome of what a great leader should be!! Jai Hindh!!

Being Pramoda... said...

HI Manivannan,

That was soo nicely done post..Good that u have highlighted the divinity of magatma ..

*Striving to go beyond likes and dislikes
He touched the wealthy, poor and intellectuals alike

i liked these lines alott..:)

Thanks for sharing this..

Mustaf said...

Amazing poem, to simply write something about him needs a lot of courage, and that you have done in a poem!! Truely remarkable and the one learning out of so many I take from him is that the simplicity is the mightiest of all weapons and that we often forget today :(

Niru said...

Nice poem with beautiful rhyming lines.:)

Vishwanath Seshadri said...

Very beautifully written Mani... Truly enjoyed your humble tribute to a great man whose contribution to our freedom is immense.. God bless you..

Amritbir Kaur said...

A befitting tribute to the Father of the Nation in words well-chosen, and woven into a beautiful creation!

manivannan said...


Thank You very much Rush :-) You're right Gandhi has touched all our lives....may be I was bit possessive! he he :-)

Have a great weekend my friend!!!

manivannan said...

#Ayesha Parveen

Very true Ayesha...we all owe a lot to Him, as Indians, and also as humans :-)

Thanks for the read and wishes :-)

Take care!

manivannan said...


True. Very true Venus. I completely agree with u :-)

Thanks, and have a great weekend with your loved ones!

manivannan said...

#A New Beginning

@@@The colours of freedom seemed brighter due to his call

Beautiful sana :-) Thanks a lot for your lovely comments!


manivannan said...

#shri ramesh sadasivam

Thanks anna, I know you will :-) And it's nothing when compared to yours!

manivannan said...


Thank You So Much Swetha! From your write-up I understood how much you love Him :-) And *yes*...He is an epitome of what a great leader should be...Very very true!

Jai Hindh!!

manivannan said...

#Being Pramoda..

The pleasure is all mine Pramoda :-)
Mahatma Gandhi is one of the greatest spiritual persons walked on the Earth.

Am Very Much Happy That You Are Liked Those Lines :-) 'Cause It's An Essential of A Great Leader! And I can understand that you too are spiritually inclined!

Thanks again, dear friend ;-)

manivannan said...


I agree with you Brother...in a sense, we need courage to speak about Mahatma. 'Cause there are many ungrateful people out there who simply don't realize His Greatness; THE GREATNESS OF THE MOST SIMPLE SOUL EVER LIVED.

And you're very right, He showed the World SIMPLICITY is the mightiest of all weapons. Am happy, like me, you also have learnt that lesson from Him :-)

Thank A Lot For Liking The Poem and Sharing Your Valuable Thoughts!

Have a great week ahead!

manivannan said...


Thank You Niru. Am Glad you liked it. Also, thanks a your constant encouragement :-)

Have a blessed week ahead!

manivannan said...

#Vishwanath Seshadri

Thanks A Lot Vish! As you have rightly said, this is my humble attempt to show my gratitude for the difference He made in my life as a spiritual person.

Thanks again for your comment and blessings Vish!

Cheers :-)

manivannan said...

#Amritbir Kaur

Thank You So Much For Your Appreciative Words Amritbir :-) Am Glad you found this humble tribute befitting to That GREAT SOUL!

Have a blessed week ahead :-)

KParthasarathi said...

Delayed comment.A superb post

manivannan said...


Though your comment is delayed, am really happy that you didn't delay in correcting the mistake in very first line of the poem, dear KP Sir.

My heartfelt thanks for that, and also for your sweet words :-)

Cyrus Rumi said...

A beautiful poem reflecting the essence of Mahatma's life...thank you for sharing...

Namaste to you, brother.


manivannan said...

#Cyrus Rumi

The pleasure is mine, brother Cyrus. I know you'll like this humble attempt :-)

Namaste, and aroha to you!

surjit said...

A wonderful befitting tribute to Mahatma Gandhi presented excellently.
Thanks Manivannan for sharing.
God bless.

deeps said...

thats interesting .. i m just back after visiting a blog where i read about Mahatma and here you are.. in another format but conveying same magnificance .....

but let me tell you, he wasnt my fav freedom fighter .....

manivannan said...


Thank you for your appreciative words and kind visit Surjit Ji :-) Am glad you liked it! Plzz do visit often.

Have a pleasant time :-)

manivannan said...


Hmmm....Deeps having preferences is absolutely personal. But I haven't come across a better Political cum Spiritual Leader than Mahatma :-)

So, I'd definitely be happy to know who was your favourite?

And thanx for the read :-)

Creativity!! said...

Beautiful Lines Mani :) :) Hatts Off To Mahatma Gandhiji :) :)

manivannan said...


I know you'll like the poem my friend :-) Yup! I too join with you...Hats off to our Bapu :-)