…. is part of the syllabus for 11th standard students in Pakistan. It is truly quite …well, I am at a loss for words.
Patient and Steady with all he must bear,
Ready to meet every challenge with care,
Easy in manner, yet solid as steel,
Strong in his faith, refreshingly real.
Isn’t afraid to propose what is bold,
Doesn’t confrorm to the usual mold,
Eyes that have foresight, for hindsight wont do,
Never back down when he sees what is true,
Tell it all straight, and means it all too.
Going forward and knowing he’s right,
Even when doubted for why he would fight,
Over and over he makes his case clear
Reaching to touch the ones who won’t hear.
Growing in strength, he won’t be unnerved
Ever assuring he’ll stand by his word.
Wanting the world to join his firm stand,
Bracing for war, but praying for peace,
Using his power so evil cease,
So much a leader and worthy of trust,
Here stands a man who will do what he must.
ROTFL, over and over again.
Truly funny. The worst minister in charge of education in India, Joshi, never put this kind of crap in the syllabus. Imagine an ode to Savarkar or Godse – in this vein. On the other hand, don’t.