Greatness – Prof Badri Raina

Date:

Kalam

                                                                     Dr APJ Abdul Kalam

 

PROF BADRI RAINA

 

Always wondered whether little
People may be called “great”,
Those who live and die
Without ever coming into the public
Eye—noble to the core in
Every sort of menial chore.
Or must greatness of necessity
Involve the conquest of land
And leverage, through sword
Or subterfuge, or cunning
Deployment of the beguiling
Word, leaving behind the claims
Of the yellowed page. Can those
Who simply wish well and remain
Mindful of such whose stories
Few scribes or or eulogists will tell
Ever be designated “great”, except
In a sort of politic flourish
Among the media, where the
Rottenest may allude to the “great
People of India” etcetera Is
It so impossible to marry great
Purpose to a lived ordinariness
And throb of empathy? Perhaps
Not: think of a Kalam or a Gandhi.

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