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To Mahatma

Tarek Ali Hassan
Poetry
21-November-2020

Great soul'

 


To a Mahatma, "great soul".. 


on the road of defeat 

pushed deeper pulled defeated sad 


your eyes stared through the greyness 

and saw it all 


your deep eyes stared through the fog 

and saw the love within the wall 


... gentle gentle soul 

sublime life affirming our buried dreams 

by your payment we are saved to make you pay 


but you pay and without hate stand 


in the hall of defeat you stand 

where cows dance a jig you stand 

where betrayal 
is progress 

and power 
is the bigger gun... 

you stand and sing the dream 

.. 

by your payment we are saved to make you pay 

t'is your payment that saves us ... just! 


to make YOU pay 

but you pay and without hate stand 

in the hall of defeat you stand 

in the graveyard of trampled flowers your eyes die 

.....in a gentle kiss 

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