The Old Church: A Poem by Vasudha Pansare

The old church, which provided solace,
When I was young, is a symbol of love
And peace and our secular mindset,
It brings back many good memories.
Memories of my lovely school,
Run by the church, memories of
The good nun teachers who taught us,
And took good care of us.
The old church reminds me of
My dear christian friends,
And how I would celebrate Christmas
And the new year with them.
The old church reminds of
The good old days of camaraderie,
When our nation was not divided
By narrow minded hate mongers.
The old church reminds me of
The huge contribution made by christians
In the field of education and medicine.
I pray for the safety of the old church.