Atal Bihari Vajpayee
An Inspiration to Younger Generations
The young man stood unfazed,
On the podium with the stone tiles
The people of his nation broke out
When they heard him address the
world in Hindi
Fearless was he, a few years later,
A few years older, but enthused
When he was being arrested, no less.
For speaking his mind against the
That really was his greatest
And a source of inspiration for us
His ability to rally a nation to his
Which responded each time, en-masse.
The fact that he weathered every
Putting on his bravest face;never
showed his back.
Always cordial to his adversaries,
even during attack.
Those kind of men are a rarity these
One with the ability to get along
Critics for whom were in the
minority, admirers plenty,
And who despite over 40 years in the
Never lost his statesmanship
He was a one-of-a-kind Prime
Perhaps even one of the best our
nation has known.
His life and sage will be an
inspiration for posterity,
Even long, long after he is gone…