Mahatma Gandhi - Namaste


bring reconciliation
redeem from persecution
rock the opposition
fill with compassion
fight off starvation
grieve sinful condition
reign in proportion
reward our recitation
mercy on our generation

express devotion
declare benediction
ordain with obligation
praise urgent declamation
bless vocal improvisation
glorify breathing relaxation
proclaim his name with satisfaction
commit your spirit to salvation
worship through musical notation


Written for: Monday Morning Writing Prompt: Sacred Music.

Photo Credit: Food For The Spiritual Soul’s Blog – Mahatma Gandhi

About zongrik

For those of you who do not know the handle "zongrik," that would be Bat-Ami Gordin. Most people call me "Tammy." Bat-Ami means "daughter of my nation" in Hebrew. It's a heavy name to carry around. I answer to either name. I also answer to "mama." Some Basic Things about me: Animal lover, mom, poet/writer, dramatic soprano, photographer, teacher/tutor, CERT/Technician and, oh yeah, aerospace engineer. I consider myself "The Astro-Poet." To learn more about the origins of the word "zongrik" see whats-a-zongrik?

Posted on November 13, 2011, in Monday Morning Writing Prompt, Poetry and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.

  1. So beautiful Bat-Ami. Our world needs a Ghandi, and needs to be blessed. Thank you for an uplifting prayer/poem.Shalom.

  2. nice…this is beautiful…and i have some very similar hopes…shalom

  3. I really like this! It is simple, but to the point and flows very nicely. A beautiful piece of writing.

  4. Excellent.
    Thank you…enjoyed it immensely.
    Siggi in Downeast Maine

  5. Beautifully written and heartfelt–and I love the photo of Gandhi–such an inspiration to the world.

  6. I know so little of Gandhi. I have snippets of information, but thats about it. I am not religious in any way, shape or form. Your piece is over and above me because of that. Benediction is something I had to look up. I have snippets of memory about Benedictine Monks I seem to remember?
    A very interesting read though.

  7. worship through it,


    love your take.

  8. Fabulous poem for the challenge. I enjoyed it very much.

    here is my entry for MMWP : enjoy …

  9. Worship through musical notation,I can dig it.

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