Saturday, October 2, 2010

The Fighter

Things are wrong, things are right
I speak truth, I don't fight

People defy, revolt and ignite
I speak truth, I don't fight

Ruthless, inhuman, were those Whites
I spoke truth, I didn't fight

Violence, famines, I saw all the plight
I spoke truth, I didn't fight

I am not weak, nor am I bright
I speak truth, I don't fight

When faith wavered, none held me tight
I spoke truth, I didn't fight

I didn't fight. I didn't need to fight.
With truth as my weapon, I already won the fight.

P.S. Check the date today.

6 comments:

Vikas Prajapati said...

Was the poem out of real inspiration or just because of the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti? Do you actually believe that just speaking truth and not fighting is capable enough of solving all problems!

Tanay said...

Lacks quality. A poem on Gandhi should have been deeper. The "truth" and "not fighting" are conventional Gandhian concepts everyone hears of since childhood. When Harsh Snehanshu writes, I'd expect more. All Gandhian aspects have been presented cheaply here. Overall, a childish attempt. Really sorry my first comment here is so negative.

Buzz said...

@Vikas - He fought. Without fighting. That's the thought. Even Bapu couldn't solve all the problems. So talking about solving ALL problems with truth is like asking too much.

@Tanay - Thanks for your genuine criticism. Expectations always spoil the writers. Sometimes, it's much more pleasurable to be childish, simple and shallow, because trying-to-be-deep-when-I'm-not often spoils the innocence of writing.

Tanay said...

I understand exactly what you are trying to say when you say your last line, but somehow, it didn't suit here.

Buzz said...

@Tanay: Hmm. Maybe you're right.

Since you seem to know about what suits and what doesn't, it would not be too difficult for you to realize that the word 'cheaply' used by you was uncalled for. What you meant to say might have been 'shallow' or 'insipid', but I could not understand why you chose to use the derogatory cheap word. :P

Tanay said...

Uh.. sorry :-/