Poems on Gandhi

Salutation To The Father of The Nation

By Anil Deshpande

O, thou, father of the nation,
We owe you salutation.
For each and everything that you did;
For the cause of the nation and freedom's seed;
For the wheel called 'CHARKHA',1 the steering of 'SWADESHI';2
For the drive of 'CHALE JAO',3 to expel 'VIDESHI';4
For the teachings of truth, nonviolence and peace;
For the messages of cleanliness & patience against tease.
Guided thou, for listening not , seeing not, speaking not an evil;
Still one of us only, dared you kill.
Gone might be you but not your thoughts;
Forever, they'll inspire, like lustrous spots.
Therefore, O, thou, father of the nation,
We owe you salutation;
With lotuses of hearts of a hundred plus crores;
From the peak of the Himalayas to the ocean's roars;
O, thou father of the nation,
We owe you salutation,
We owe you salutation.

  1. Spinning Wheel
  2. Native
  3. Go Away
  4. Foreigners