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Strength and Mercy


Mercy, resolve, tact, tolerance

You've tried everything and some

But o my king of men

When did Suyodhan succumb?


The more forgiving you were

In your humane compassion

The more these rouge Kauravas

Pegged you as cowardly ashen


This is the consequence

Of tolerating atrocities

The awe of machismo is lost

When one's gentle ‘n kindly


Forgiveness is becoming of

The serpent that's got venom

None cares for the toothless,

Poisonless, kind, gentle one


For three days Lord Raam kept

Asking the ocean for a passage

Sitting there he petitioned

Using the sweetest words to engage


When in response there was

Not a whisper from the sea

A raging fire of endeavor

Rose from Raam's body


The ocean took human-form

'N supplicated to Raam

Touched his feet, was subservient

A slave he had become


Truth be told, it's in the quiver

That lies the gleam of modesty

Only his peace-talk is reputable

Who is capable of victory


Are respected by the world

Only when the glow of strength

From behind them is unfurled