Aftab Alam

(15 th April 1967 / , , RANCHI,)

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We differ in resemblance, language, caste, creed, religion, color and attitude,
All the fingers are not same, yet while eating, all the fingers together
Now, my question is this; why can't we learn with this paradox, My dear?
Why scattered we and the society? Corruption, crime, terror, all in multitude!

Submitted: Thursday, April 25, 2013
Edited: Thursday, August 14, 2014

Topic(s): teacher


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  • Bronze Star - 5,261 Points Roseann Shawiak (10/19/2014 11:42:00 PM)

    An excellent question you have posed here, why is it that all people cannot live in peace and harmony. We poets all have our own ideas, but basically it boils down to the fact that there is one difference separating people in this world. Those with evil in their hearts and minds are hell-bent on wrecking havoc on others, no matter how much
    others want and deserve to live in peace. As poets we all need to continue to write of a better world to be had by
    all on earth. Hopefully, this will come to pass one day. Thank you for another wonderful poem with an excellent message. RoseAnn (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,480 Points Walterrean Salley (9/17/2014 1:42:00 AM)

    An appeal for peace. If only the world could hear this heart's plea, we all (young and old) could live happier lives. So important. Thank you. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 4,874 Points Heather Wilkins (8/30/2014 5:30:00 PM)

    we differ in so many ways yet in so many ways we are all the same. when we come together as writers our hearts and minds are in tune. lovely write (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 6,587 Points Valsa George (5/10/2013 11:33:00 PM)

    A great comparison! Let me quote the cliche- Unity is strength! Without unity, even ordinary functions become impossible! Can the thumb alone hold a spoon? Such a valid truth you have illustrated through a simple quatrain! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 581 Points Elena Sandu (5/9/2013 5:45:00 PM)

    A great write! Yes each living is a treasure of its own, one that might hardly sparks alone. With consciousness of self, each finger shall naturally lead to hold the hands with all the others. A brilliant write, thank you for share! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 3 Points Ruby Mostazir (5/7/2013 10:45:00 AM)

    All dis fingers together
    can make a slap to other....
    all because of our Self-centeredness! a nice poem indeed. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 234 Points Shahzia Batool (5/5/2013 9:51:00 PM)

    Effective analogy of the fingers size and function is presented for these differences which we have created among ourselves...! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 234 Points Aadil Masood (5/3/2013 1:49:00 PM)

    The writing above is the language of humanity. We all know in unknown hidden layers of our hearts that humanity has no religion. Certainly, humanity leads to unity. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 751 Points Wahab Abdul (5/1/2013 10:11:00 AM)

    this is your fabulous writing.. i like it too much for the style of writing... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 72 Points David Wood (4/27/2013 12:03:00 PM)

    If we could all live in peace an harmony the world would be so much better. We need to care for our neighbour as we want to be cared for. A lovely poem Aftab. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 16 Points Yasmeen Khan (4/25/2013 9:29:00 AM)

    You have delivered your message effectively by giving example of fingers on the hand. I agree with Mishra, it's the duty of a poet to spread universal love. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 11,707 Points Gajanan Mishra (4/25/2013 4:04:00 AM)

    We are one and the same Aftab my dear, Our components are the same air water earth light and sky. Let all know this first and then there will be no problem. It is the duty of the poets to let people know truth and love. good write indeed. (Report) Reply

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