Bapu

In profile
a bald pate
round spectacles
perched atop a
distinguished nose
half-naked
body bent forward
a stick to
aid walking

such was he
Bapu
messiah of
non-violence
architect of Indian
independence
understood and
misunderstood
loved
revered
hated
killed

then
and
again
every year!

Elizabeth Kuriakose

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About Elizabeth Kuriakose

A hectic career as a banker and looking after family kept me busy for ages. Quit my job to look after family. Once the children were old enough to take care of themselves, I discovered my love for writing in late 2014. Words in poetry or prose have been my constant companion thence on.

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