Dear Friend. By Millie Horry

Inspired by Ghandi’s letter to Hitler, written in 1939, urging him to re-consider declaring war.

Dear Friend

I saw him write over his desk that had been touched by so many letters of protest for peace…

Friends have been urging me to write to you for the sake of humanity’

His hand scrawled across the page. It was true, friends had been pestering and urging him to write to Hitler, as we had all heard the whispering rumours of devastating war…

‘But I have resisted their request…’

His untidy, blotchy handwriting wrote, as words of a world leader poured onto the page, opening up his mind to save the lives of soldiers…

because of the feeling that any letter from me would be an impertinence…’

An impertinence? It would be a threat, not an impertinence. It would be a threat, because it would be a rude awakening to the dream – not everyone thought like Hitler…

Your sincere friend, M.K. Ghandi…’

He wrote, then he stood, and he left the fate of numerous countries on his desk.