The Spirit of India

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A patriotic poem by Manthena Damodara, in Different Truths. 

is not, in essence, a piece of earth
It represents a sea of marvellous mirth 
has its reputedly robust roots 
Facilitating well with felicitous

nurtures its sustainable structure 
Filling magnanimous minds with rapture
We are not affected by reign of religions
We notice the Omnipresent in all regions

Our scriptures speak of all eternal truths 
Nourishing the mind to rise above myths 
matters are not called mysteries 
When people can make glorious histories

We never represent caste,  and creed 
We always feel that we are of human breed
We sow on the of mind humanity’s seed
Without fostering perverse passion of greed

M. K. Gandhi propounded the theory of peace
His theory acquired prime prominence at pace
The embraced lofty ideals for emulation 
His loftiness brought him worldwide reputation 
India’s real secularism is greeted with optimism 
Promoting great souls’ vision of rare humanism
Dwelling diversity has room for unique oneness 
Sustaining the spirit with its enlivening essence. 

©Manthena Damodara Chary

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Manthena Damodara Chary

Manthena Damodara Chary

Manthena Damodara Chary was born into a family of poets at Elukurthy Havel in the erstwhile Warangal District, in 1957. He was a Lecturer in English for 35 years. He contributed poems to various international poetry forums. Recently, he has been presented with the World Icon of Peace from the World Institute for Peace, Nigeria. His poems deal with themes of relevance to the world of humanity.
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