The Son of The Soil
2nd October is the birth anniversary of two great sons of the soil. Mahatma Gandhi and Lal Bahadur Shahtri. While I have written many times on Mahatma Gandhi and his ideals (which you can read here) I have never dedicated any poem to Lal Bahadur Shastri the most simple human being and the second Prime Minister of India. This poem is dedicated to him. His slogan of 'Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan', even now inspires us and instill respect in us for two important pillars of our society. Also Happy Gandhi Jayanti. Both Gandhi Ji and Shastri Ji were believers of world peace. Lets pray for the same on their birthday.
Simple village man amassed love not money,
second PM of India was as sweet as honey.
But when the tough time of war came,
he never let down nation in shame.
Hail the soldier (Jai Jawan) who guards our border,
maintain law and order,
Hail the farmer (Jai Kisan) who feeds the nation,
responsible for our ration.
This slogan of his has an appeal of unity,
a move to respect their divinity.
Women disowned their jewelry on his call,
people fasted on his instructions to save nation's fall.
True leader who lived for the pride of soil,
salute to him the true son of the soil.