- ODE TO TRUTH AND NON-VIOLENCE -

VERSION FRANCOPHONE ††††††OTHER POEMS

Inspired by Raghavan Iyerís

The Moral and Political Thought of Mahatma Gandhi

 

Our love accepts reproach.

Our love answers to no one but us.

Our love bears equally indifference, ridicule, abuse, repression, respect and reverence.

Our love bears Truth, bares Truth.

Our love beckons us into the mortal pitfalls of politics.

Our love can err but never fail.

Our love cannot be cruel.

Our love cannot be gainsaid.

Our love cannot coerce or be coerced.

Our love cannot do harm.

Our love cannot lose or lose us.

Our love corrects.

Our love craves the mothersí milk of pure religion.

Our love demands that I know myself.

Our love disgraces us by my own errors.

Our love faces the consequences.

Our love has all the time in the world.

Our love improves.

Our love increases with the observance of Truth.

Our love is better than us.

Our love is consistent.

Our love is infinitely brave.

Our love is my obligation.

Our love is my religion.

Our love is neither public nor private.

Our love is passionately celibate.

Our love is perfectible.

Our love is spontaneous.

Our love is stronger than hate, than my hate.

Our love is the still, small voice.

Our love is the Truth.

Our love is the World.

Our love knows soul-force.

Our love loves my opponents.

Our love loves self-sacrifice and self-suffering.

Our love loves the climb, not the unreachable summit.

Our love makes us a hero.

Our love makes us act, not tarry.

Our love makes us fear my mistakes, nothing else.

Our love makes us humble.

Our love makes us want to help others.

Our love makes us want to suffer.

Our love obeys every good law.

Our love sends my judge, jailer and assassin.

Our love tolerates no cowardice.

Our love tolerates no evil.

Our love waxes and wanes, never stagnates.

Our love: birdsong and heartbreaking sunsets.

Our love: Linda.

Our love: the sun, the moon and the stars!

Our love: your art and mine, together.

Our loveís burden is featherweight.

Our loveís fight or flight becomes ďStay and suffer by my side.Ē

Our loveís martyrdom is bliss.

Our loveís only betrayal is my weakness.

Our lovers answer only to themselves.

Our lovers are among the beaten and the scorned.

Our lovers are anyone and everyone.

Our lovers are blessed by God.

Our lovers are born disciplinarians, instinctive law-abiders.

Our lovers are calm and wise.

Our lovers are Clutchers-after-Truth.

Our lovers are consumed and consummated.

Our lovers are fearless.

Our lovers are gloriously ordinary.

Our lovers are God.

Our lovers are harmless, blameless.

Our lovers are in the crowd and in the cave.

Our lovers are kinsmen and strangers, young and old, man and woman, friend and foe alike.

Our lovers are mine.

Our lovers are moral.

Our lovers are my family.

Our lovers are my opponents.

Our lovers are my strength.

Our lovers are neither moralists nor legalists.

Our lovers are never without my love.

Our lovers are noble.

Our lovers are non-violent.

Our lovers are not creatures of habit.

Our lovers are owed everything.

Our lovers are passionate, total.

Our lovers are perfect as they are.

Our lovers are Rebels, not Rulers.

Our lovers are revolutionaries.

Our lovers are saintly politicians.

Our lovers are self-freed in the art of action.

Our lovers are self-governing.

Our lovers are selfless.

Our lovers are the Few.

Our lovers are the meanest creatures.

Our lovers are the Other.

Our lovers are to die for.

Our lovers are to die laughing with.

Our lovers are too perfect to Be.

Our lovers attract more lovers.

Our lovers believe that the individual is sacrosanct.

Our lovers bring us delight and peace through utmost turmoil.

Our lovers can only be respected or pitied.

Our lovers cannot be coerced.

Our lovers cannot be harmed except by misunderstanding.

Our lovers cannot be State or Nation.

Our lovers cannot bear a grudge.

Our lovers cannot coerce.

Our lovers cannot do harm.

Our lovers cannot go wrong.

Our lovers cannot harm us.

Our lovers cannot lie.

Our lovers carefully consider the consequences.

Our lovers comfort the oppressor and the oppressed alike.

Our lovers compel their enemyís admiration.

Our lovers cooperate with those who wonít.

Our lovers demand correction.

Our lovers demand my very life.

Our lovers demand purification, penitence, and non-cooperation with evil.

Our lovers despise apathy.

Our lovers do no harm.

Our lovers do not come to us in fear.

Our lovers do not oppress.

Our lovers donít care about majority rule.

Our lovers donít worry about consequences.

Our lovers emerge from my opponents through my suffering.

Our lovers exemplify Truth and Non-Violence.

Our lovers expect the highest discipline.

Our lovers experiment playfully.

Our lovers express love through love.

Our lovers fight by enduring injury upon themselves.

Our lovers grant their opponents the same rights they claim.

Our lovers hate indiscipline and chaosism.

Our lovers have been every Prophet.

Our lovers have faith in inherent goodness.

Our lovers heal and cure.

Our lovers heed the Inner Voice.

Our lovers I cannot harm.

Our lovers I must imitate.

Our lovers in prison, I must to prison go.

Our lovers keep us company in the Hole.

Our lovers know guilt, not shame.

Our lovers know pure sincerity.

Our lovers know right from wrong.

Our lovers leave us no alternative but love.

Our lovers leave us sleepless at night.

Our lovers love conscience.

Our lovers love justice.

Our lovers love my Vows.

Our lovers love prayer.

Our lovers love the underdog.

Our lovers love us as themselves.

Our lovers love us like God.

Our lovers make fasting a feast.

Our lovers make honor.

Our lovers make no exceptions.

Our lovers make other interests trivial.

Our lovers make personal gain worthless.

Our lovers make up the only Law.

Our lovers make us a lunatic.

Our lovers make us fearless.

Our lovers make us like unto nothing.

Our lovers make us powerless without them.

Our lovers make us strong in love.

Our lovers make us weak.

Our lovers may not be harassed.

Our lovers may not be hurt.

Our lovers may not be quietly watched being hurt.

Our lovers may only be loved.

Our lovers must be pursued, not shunned.

Our lovers must be seduced.

Our lovers need bring us no other advantage.

Our lovers never retaliate.

Our lovers obey in every good thing.

Our lovers obey only their beloved.

Our lovers obey their jailersí slightest rule in good conscience.

Our lovers offer matchless weapons of Truth.

Our lovers overcome shame with perfectibility.

Our lovers practice detachment in intense concentration.

Our lovers practice self-effort to become self-aware.

Our lovers prize absolute truth over relative truth.

Our lovers purify us.

Our lovers reserve the strongest remedies as last resorts.

Our lovers seduce the loveless.

Our lovers seek peace within themselves.

Our lovers self-rule.

Our lovers shall be many.

Our lovers shield us as I harm myself alone.

Our lovers shield us from raging crowds.

Our lovers shower us with usrcy.

Our lovers smash bad laws.

Our lovers take tremendous risks.

Our lovers teach us everything.

Our lovers trust those who donít.

Our lovers undergo trials and observe principles.

Our lovers usrit total sacrifice.

Our lovers voice their innermost convictions.

Our lovers, ever courteous and thoughtful.

Our lovers, failing, lack imagination.

Our lovers, free to choose, pick selflessness.

Our lovers, loveless, are full of law.

Our lovers, loveless, are powerless.

Our lovers, loveless, feel shame.

Our lovers, loveless, must be seduced.

Our loversí acts are those of heroes.

Our loversí acts may be judged right or wrong.

Our loversí attitudes must be perfected.

Our loversí capital is character.

Our loversí ends are inevitable.

Our loversí enemies cannot be surrendered to.

Our loversí enlightenment is more important than my happiness.

Our loversí fellow feeling is godly.

Our loversí Good is better than any Best.

Our loversí happiness is more important than my life.

Our loversí love is painstaking.

Our loversí love is purchased with my suffering.

Our loversí lovelessness must be changed.

Our loversí means are everythingóends, automatic.

Our loversí separation kills us.

Our loversí sleeping conscience reawakens.

 

Everything is due to our lovers and due them.

Our love song to the Universe is Our Father recited alone. 

 

We are real people,

Alive in God because we love,

Not just animals

Baying at an empty world.
 

Peace management rests on Satyagraha and the fine art of verifaction.

Study them as if our lives depended on it and hung in the balance.

 

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