Desert winds blew.
The ground beneath his feet shook.
Smiling Buddha had been a success.
It takes a certain amount of courage,
For the leader of a faltering nation to
And declare itself a Nuclear Superpower,
Not caring for the world’s umbrage
It takes a leader with a vision,
To prod his country into a growth
Giving it all the reforms it needs to
So that the citizens may reap the fruits of
It takes a Nuclear Superpower great
To not fire the first bullet against a
And to still carry on with a mission for
Despite dealing with provocations and
No surprise then that the world did notice,
At the India that shone under the sun.
Led by a man who came from the grass-roots,
Whose heart was pure as a blooming lotus.
Some may ask then ,
how did he lead India?
The India entering the 21st
To them I say this, and I really do believe
Ask not how he just led his country?
Ask how he led the world!
Ask how he helped shape the new millennium,
From delivering a message of peace at the
To laying the foundations for the
Information Technology boom.
Because he saw the world, as one big
For displaying grace under fire and stoicism under stress.
Atal Bihari Vajpayee, was truly a