Treasure Island

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

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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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