So fundamental to Peace
This considered ethic and action,
Would call the best of men
To account, for almost nothing,
Where ego cannot be fought.
Social privilege won’t allow it,
Nor do they really try it seems,
Only in the eye of the beholder
Was a careful learned examiner,
Able to live out his dreams.
Fragile boned but will of iron
Would lead this austerity test,
So in the heat of Asian skies,
We’d come to know this truth,
Of a humility shown at it’s best.
Walk lightly here upon the earth,
Take no more than you’ll need,
This Satyagraha will be revealed
When we understand his message;
And in this moment, we are freed.
A world is futile without compassion
So fill it till it’s overflowing,
Who would have believed at all,
One as he could prove,
The something, we should all be knowing.
Our politics, scientific progress, justice
And religion all need to show,
The lead he tried to exemplify
When he uttered these words to his ego;
“For I must reduce myself to zero”.
Mohandas. K. Gandhi. 1869 - 1948