Badri Raina


Athens feared the cloutless Socrates,

Because he said what he had to say;

He drank the hemlock cheerfully,

And Athens is known by him today.


Wycliff wrote the word of god

In the English tongue;

Burnt at the stake, he is now

The English immortals among.


Copernicus found god’s own earth

Moving round the sun;

The truth of his discovery

Pushed back religion.


Darwin disastrously dislodged

The postulates of Creation;

Reviled, he remains our beacon light

To undefeated education.


Why may we then acquiesce tonguelessly

To the pulpit and the throne?

Darker the times the brighter

The light of truth has shone.


Let not Truths remain Tongueless

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