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 Category:  General Poetry
  Posted: January 22, 2021      Views: 42

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I am English. I love writing and reading poetry, it is my passion. I have published on Amazon "Dolly's Poems", and I am always looking to improve and learn from others. I look forward to reading your work, kind regards Dolly x

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"Mahatma Gandhi" by Dolly'sPoems
A man of peace, integrity and grace,
he fought against the face of British rule;
we trace his path, as he increased his pace,
to change mentality within his school.

An educated activist of law,
a man remaining loyal to his roots;
the core of which he saw a basic flaw
and change would need a body of recruits.

And he inspired the world to fight for freedom,
successfully, the key was inner peace;
and we the people learned to know his kingdom,
a place where foreign sovereigns would desist.

The shame of British rule took centre stage,
it took a bloody massacre to change.


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Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was an Indian lawyer, anti-colonial nationalist and peaceful political lobbyist. (1869-1948). He was famed for freeing India from British rule and at the same time inspired the world with his peaceful demonstrations and civil rights movements. Gandhi dressed himself in traditional white Indian dhoti which was his everyday attire.

In the city of Amritsar, British Indian Army soldiers opened fire on a crowd of more than 20,000 protestors when they appeared to become aggressive. Around 400 people were killed and over a 1,000 injured. After this incident Gandhi knew, although lives were lost, that monumental strides had been made to gain independence.

On August 15, 1947, India gained its independence, Pakistan was created and millions of people were displaced and many were relocated. This lead to violence and slaughter. The following year, on 30 January, 1948, Mahatma Gandhi was shot three times and murdered by a Hindu extremist.

Indian immigrants in South Africa were subjected to laws that limited their freedom and were taxed for being Indian. Gandhi founded the Indian Congress in the Natal region of South Africa and targeted the �£3 tax that was levied against Indians. He was arrested and imprisoned for nine months, but he was successful in abolishing the tax. He will be remembered for his calm inner strength and his determination to make changes to improve the lives of Indian people.

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