survi sharma


Human Species


so, you wrote
God,
humans,
and then us

so, you know
another
lesser
race
unlike you.
human like?
ignorant
pollutant.

so, you held
us unworthy
of reason
unfit
to study.

so, you taught
our
touch
pollutes.

so, you practise
Racism

Submitted: Thursday, June 27, 2013
Edited: Thursday, June 27, 2013

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

I found this poem in the diary of my friend who was dalit, who committed suicide last year.
A tribute to him.

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  • Bri Edwards (7/18/2013 10:42:00 PM)

    i had a little trouble at first, trying to figure out if where the commas all were made sense to me. when i finished reading i decided that the commas were ok where they were, but i wanted to know to whom the poet was writing. do you know? and do you know if it WAS a suicide note? ; one reader thought it was.
    if your friend doesn't mind you submitting the poem, then i say good for you to share it with poemhunter.
    thanks for sharing the poem and for the poem note. (Report) Reply

  • Wahab Abdul (7/7/2013 6:40:00 AM)

    so you taught our touch pollutes, lot of pathos in the line....a very moving poem! (Report) Reply

  • David Wood (6/28/2013 2:34:00 AM)

    A very touching tribute to your friend. Society should learn from their suicide. (Report) Reply

  • David Wood (6/28/2013 2:34:00 AM)

    A very touching tribute to your friend. Society should learn from their suicide. (Report) Reply

  • Ratnakar Mandlik (6/28/2013 1:41:00 AM)

    By commiting suicide after leaving the poem as suicide note ur friend has given a hard slap on the so called modern and liberal society. (Report) Reply

  • Jenie Franksay (6/27/2013 11:08:00 AM)

    bit touched....
    good poem..
    country's talents are getting destroyed due to
    these kind of malpractices.. (Report) Reply

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