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An Ode To Gauri Lankesh #Poem

Posted: September 8, 2017

Gauri Lankesh, noted journalist, was shot dead recently in Bengaluru. However, this ode is to her spirit, which lives on in many others. 

India, an icon of pluralism

Celebrating the difference

That difference which defined us

Made us unique and beautiful

Why would you pollute that culture?


What an act of bravery

To shoot a woman alone at home!

What an act of utter foolishness

To mute a firebrand woman…


Know that…

The energy stays sanatan

So will her voice, the sanatan voice

The voice can’t die

Despite the vehemence


Know that…

A woman with a free voice

Isn’t a decorative piece

She is a seed of fire

The eternal fire of truth


Know that…

You may shoot her

You may mute her

You may defame her

You may try to tame her


But the more you try,

The more she will grow

The more you cage her

The more she will be out and loud


Know that

India is a free democracy


Kali is just another form of Gauri

Residing in every woman

Every ‘Naari’


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Meenakshi M. Singh is an author of three books “SOULFUL SYMPHONY”, “AAWAZ” and “I AM

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