~ In my humble opinion, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam is truly worthy of the Indian title -‘Modern day Father of Nation in 21st century.’ .
He inspired & was loved by millions – kids,students & academic faculties.
A mighty Indian, A sainthood figure & A brilliant scientist.
-Rest in Peace. Godlove.
The Missile Man
Let us rise above our differences.
Let us rever in our commonalities.
Let us look beyond the regular sky.
To the apex, a rocket has abloomed.
It has shed its colors in azure blue.
& just one parting wisdom for you.
There are few men of our ages.
They belong to no one but all.
Those who could touch their warmth & breathe in their will.
Or still see their light by climbing a distant hill.
Or hear their voices in a naive enmasse.
Are deep in prayers venerated.
When you truly dream & turn thoughts to actions.
When you’re born one life yet live it a million more.
& billions will sprout to your moral seeds.
Heaven joins in prayer to you immortal deeds.
few moments are times far in between.
They congregate such a singular emotion.
On a night as such when heaven rejoice.
There is all to learn & reminisce on earth.
In poetic flight like a rocketing ode,
Pay your deepest homage to his finale abode.
Now you may pick his baton that slipped through his fist.
Now you may choose your race, through confusion & mist.
& run hard with it or take your flight like this rocket.
Go poetic mode in a rocketing ode.
Swear your karma to his final abode.
To reverberating eloquence, greater than one soul.
To everyone’s plight.
Let us humm tonight
Let them candles burn in our fullest of hearts.
& their fumes ignite the sublime of our minds.
In the ebbing ripples, of a giant soul brewing.
Float a billion dreams, to their make & moorings.
From the eyes of a little kid with a paper boat.
To thick brows of a grown up man at nation’s helm.
Such is truly this moment’s learning,
It never dies but slips in our lives, like a religion.
Such poetic ode is aspired tonight.
It transcends generations & decades.
They all bow down today, to a timeless man.
Let us see him join his heavenly clans.
Now countdown to this rocket’s greater plans.
let us witness,
The final flight of the missle man.
~ Proud to be an Indian & to reside in a country where APJ Abdul Kalam lived.
Dr. Kalam rose from a humble background to become the key faculty in India’s first missile mission in the outer earth orbit. He received bharat Ratna in 1997 for his outstanding contribution to sciene and technologies. He served as term president from 2002-2007. He was popular was his love for students and always inspired confidence in young people to question,debate and dialogue.He was the most popular president in current times & was inducted with honorary doctrate degree by more than 30 educational institutions. He is a scribe to some of the best inspirational books, few of my favorite are- Wings of fire (Agni ki udaan) , Ignited Minds & Turning point.
Dedicated to his avatars ,inspirations & grand deeds : The missile Man, The Rocket Man, Bharat Ratna, People’s President, Great Orator, Great Author, Evangelist & The Mighty Indian.
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