by Ananda Kumar

A flame burnt bright and clear

A brilliance that none can come near

Your life and work had no speck of fear

We mourn for you, while some fools cheer

Your thoughts and sights brought reality

So near to those of us-- lost in evilís cruelty

We saw clear in your light of veracity

Then dawned this sad day of your trip to eternity


Rabid dogs left you by the river of death

That runs past the palace of myth

You groaned and breathed your last for truth

That your folk may have steadier pith


We mourn for you, our dear brother ĎTarakií

The World knows your life of uncompromised bravery

A man of honor; a life of simplicity

Lived for others; may live for eternity.



Posted May 2, 2005