An Ode To Gauri Lankesh #Poem

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

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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

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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

And….

Kali is just another form of Gauri

Residing in every woman

Every ‘Naari’

#ShetheShakti

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Meenakshi M Singh

Meenakshi M. Singh is an author of three books “SOULFUL SYMPHONY”, “AAWAZ” and “I AM ENOUGH”- a poetic tribute to the strength of the woman. She is the founder of She The Shakti Inc., a read more...

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