poems and essays on September 11, 2001
To George W. Bush
Vinod Prakash Verma
Crown of man GWB,
Horror & terror flee before thee,
Words fail to depict thy prowess,
For universal peace and happiness.
None could dare, none ever paid heed
To smite tyrants, bloodshed blind
You took up the gauntlet to uproot the weed
From the blooming crop of mankind.
The first citizen of the world
You tried to make it free from fear
Such herculean task was never heard
Of emancipation now and here.
Inspired by the spirit of Lincoln
Who abolished slavery from the USA
You firmly resolved to mar anon
"Another slavery" to make the world gay.
The man who stands for fatherly love
A true benefactor of mankind
A man of action all above
With iron will and purity of mind.
A dedicated "shepherd" to save thy "sheep"
From beasts and demons prowling worldwide
To trample the serpents from all around creep
Now looking for holes to cowardly hide.
Your action is a "secular crusade"
May God grant you grand victory
Don't let evil escape and evade
For the beauteous spring of humanity's tree.
It is an operation for cleaning and defense
By a surgeon whose fame touches skies
To some, the action may look to be violence
But in it the health of the humanity lies.
What Ram and Krishna did in the past
To erase the ugly spots of crime
You did the same to the iconoclast
For catholic good and in time.
originally posted at the WriteGallery on February 24, 2002
Poem © 2002 Vinod Prakash Verma, all rights reserved
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