Share on Google Plus Share on Twitter 1 Share on Facebook 1 Share on LinkedIn Share on PInterest 1 Share on Fark! Share on Reddit 2 Share on StumbleUpon 3 Tell A Friend (8 Shares)  
Printer Friendly Page Save As Favorite View Favorites View Stats   No comments

Life Arts

The Meaning of Triumph: Remembering Hugo Chavez and Nelson Mandela

By       Message Monish Chatterjee     Permalink
      (Page 2 of 5 pages)
Related Topic(s): ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; , Add Tags Add to My Group(s)

View Ratings | Rate It Headlined to H4 1/14/14

- Advertisement -

The barbed wire, the bayonets, the hounds  

  The sounds of trampling from Soweto to Pretoria.   

You knew, humanity deserved better.   You were young

Then, your life lay ahead, promises, dreams-   

Winnie stood there with you, and the children.    

Then they took you away, placed you in solitary.   

  Twenty seven, prime, irreplaceable years.      

But Robben Island was no match for your will.  

- Advertisement -

  You read, I am told, the Bhagavad Gita in your cell.  

Inheritors of the rampages of colonial tyranny

Everywhere, looked upon you with admiration.   

The voices against the privileged plunderers     

  And their enablers in zones of affluence   

- Advertisement -

Gathered strength.   From behind the prison walls

The mighty wave of your inspiration worked its magic    

  And twenty seven years on, the walls of apartheid fell.

Next Page  1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5


Monish R. Chatterjee received the B.Tech. (Hons) degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering from I.I.T., Kharagpur, India, in 1979, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering, from the University of Iowa, Iowa (more...)

Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Go To Commenting

The views expressed in this article are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.

Writers Guidelines

Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
- Advertisement -

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

A translation and interpretation of Rabindranath Tagore's poem, Africa

The Revolutionary and Proletariat Poems of Poet-Prodigy Sukanta Bhattacharya and Musical Renditions by Salil Chowdhury

The Tariq Aziz Sentence: The Audacity, Bestiality and Venality of Victors

In The League Of Howard Zinn, Studs Terkel, Kurt Vonnegut, Gore Vidal - America's Vanishing Sentinels

On Jon Stewart and His Expose on CNBC Pundits

On the (now infamous) New York Post dead chimpanzee cartoon and its ramifications: Was this the Post's Macaca moment?