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Sankhajit Bhattacharjee Poem 67

Scientific Research Fellow in University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

FATHER AND SON

The son expressed with anger,

‘It’s the right time to take up arms.

I can no longer beg freedom.

I hate taking alms.’


The father narrated firmly,

‘I am not begging my son.

I want to spoil their business.

The businessmen will automatically get worn.’


The son uttered,

‘I will utilize this situation.

I can no longer wait.

I will take to violence to liberate my nation.’


The father informed sincerely,

‘You fulfill your purpose with utter accuracy.

But I will walk along my way.

The whole nation will unite for my peaceful policy.’


They separated due to an ideology clash, not an ego clash

as respect between the two never faded, I suppose.

But who were they?

The father was generous Gandhi and the son, great Bose.

© 2020 Sankhajit Bhattacharjee

Comments

greg cain from Moscow, Idaho, USA on July 09, 2020:

I agree with John, I saw so much of what's happening in USA here that it was a surprise for me to learn this was about Ghandi and Bose. Nicely done.

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on July 08, 2020:

Nice work on this poem, Sankhajit, especially in light of the current situation.