Wednesday, 27 July 2016

TRIBUTE TO A LEGEND


              





               Gifting his  'Wings of Fire '
              To the generation  ahead
              The angel has taken flight 
              To regions unknown  .

    Standing in front of admiring youths 
  Kindling their minds with light of knowledge-- Inspiring them to dream big , aim high--
And toil tirelessly  to achieve their goals .
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 They were listening to him in rapt attention
 As he was to them a living legend 
 object of reverence and  honor utmost 
 Epitome of supreme accomplishments .

             AND ALL OF A SUDDEN THAT  UNFORTUNATE FALL !
             Like a bolt from the blue striking one and all  .
             Alas ! you   left so abruptly
            leaving the nation in a state of shock 
             Made poorer for the  loss of  a  gem .

            Wonder if you were summoned  up there
            To plan  urgently  a divine project  
           Or  had you  yourself needed some  leisure 
           To set a new tune on your favorite Veena  ?

           Simplicity and genius  personified  you were
           Words fall  short to measure your   worth
           Never did  you  take a  day off , it is said  
           As work was to you your religion supreme.

          A scientist  par excellence,  Patriot and saint 
          Role model of the youth , People's President 
          With nation's  highest award  conferred 
          The spectrum of life was just vibrant  !

          So  adieu  !  as you  make exit from here
          To join the ranks of  the immortals   there
          And we shall    look for a new star tonight
         Shining  brilliantly  in the galaxy of the great  .

        For sure , you will get your  pride of place  
       To live with the immortals in peace  and rest
       And we on the earth shall  find  you alive
        In the glorious legacy  you have left behind  .
       
         
          
           






              
             

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  2. The poem was composed as a tribute to Dr Kalam when he suddenly expired on this day in 2015 leaving behind him a rich legacy of science and technology as well as pure patriotism ,an exemplary culture of simple living and high thinking .

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