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Mahatma Gandhi near Quotes

(A double Rhyme Royal)

     Freedom is not worth the having…if not,
     it includes the freedom to make mistakes.
     Love the sinner, though not the sinner’s plot.
     Give freedom of expression, for soul’s sake,
     that persona’s fullness of soul not quake.
     In attitudes silence, one finds clear light,
     this man’s quest after truth, resounds in spite…

     of one’s insistence on not doing right.
     Weakness that be unable to forgive,
   `Tis an eye for an eye, in righteous sight.
     Victory’s violence means hate doth live,
     source of war’s scarcity choose not to give.
     Victor’s violence, tantamount defeat,
     testify depth’s blood on war monger’s feet!  


      Dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi's
      Precept Truths. 

In honor of Dr Ram
And Contest: Rhyme Royal
By John Moses Freeman

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  1. Date: 9/6/2011 8:05:00 AM
    Congratulations on your 1st Place win in Dr. Ram Mehta's "Royal Rhyme" contest Moses. Love,Carol

  1. Date: 9/5/2011 12:17:00 PM
    This is excellent my friend. Loved it. So much truth. Thanks for your comment on Crystal Creek. It was actually the first two lines of a whole poem I posted this morn. God Bless, JB :)

  1. Date: 9/4/2011 6:16:00 PM
    Wonderful entry,nice dedication and a well deserved win..Keep flying John...AGAPE..

  1. Date: 9/4/2011 9:44:00 AM
    Congrats Moses on your first place win in this contest.. a wonderful entry filled with dynamic words ..worthy message my friend..luv..

  1. Date: 9/4/2011 5:09:00 AM
    hey John congrats on a magnificent win, one of the best poems i have read so far today..David

  1. Date: 9/4/2011 3:37:00 AM
    Magnificent thoughts, magnificently expressed in your poem....well done John....Ghandi has always been one of my "top guys" in history...filled with goodness and light.....my sincere congratulations.....best wishes...Syd

  1. Date: 9/3/2011 11:00:00 PM
    Dear John, I am so happy to see your incredible Thyme Royal at the top of the winners' circle. Indeed, we are all on a quest for truth and although we may detest the sin, we still love the sinner. A brilliant write. I'm hoping you got my recent email on my health. I haven't heard from you, my friend. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 9/3/2011 10:38:00 PM
    Congrats on the first place win in my contest, John

  1. Date: 8/28/2011 11:55:00 PM
    Quite a serious Poem on the quest for Truth. Such beautiful lines my friend can come from a man immense knowledge and profound wisdom.'In attitudes silence, one finds clear light, this man’s quest after truth, resounds in spite…' Great and very wisely written Poem. My good wishes for your contest entry. I have placed a new Poem dedicated to Dharma Guru Dalia Lama hope you would like it. Love and best wishes always...Ravindra... John Moses Freeman

  1. Date: 8/27/2011 10:09:00 PM
    a poem of cleverness and a write of amazing and immeasurable wisdom of life....LOL~~ ~~~~smile~~~*-*junjun

  1. Date: 8/26/2011 3:42:00 PM
    Wonderful, John, this should do very well in Dr. Ram's contest, and thanks so much for you ever support of me and my poetry~~

  1. Date: 8/26/2011 2:59:00 PM
    I have enjoyed reading your wonderful poetry today Moses. I love poetry that is written from the heart as I believe that is where the best poetry comes from. I wish you a wonderful weekend filled with Love, Good Health and loads of Inspiration. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/26/2011 2:07:00 PM
    Enjoyed the write, thanks for the entry, John