Ninety Seven years ago this day fell an Institution
Great movement he was-the patriotic poet of the Nation
A poet par excellent, writer and speaker fell a victim
To a temple elephant whom he used to feed while in Madras!
From politics to religion, freedom to womens liberation
He wrote poetry and prose in thousands including education
Multi linguist he was, handled all languages with felicity
Poverty struck poet and politician of the days of yore!
After a near century, on all national occasions
His songs are sung- vibrant and young they are all
May be on the nation, Gods and religions, nature tall
His writings inspire the young and old, read and unread!