survi sharma


Human Species - Poem by survi sharma

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


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.

Comments about Human Species by survi sharma

  • Gold Star - 10,594 Points 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

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  • Gold Star - 7,744 Points Hazel Durham (7/18/2013 4:15:00 AM)

    Poweful write and great message....thanks for sharing, (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 1 Points Mona Goldword (7/7/2013 4:15:00 PM)

    fast and interesting..i like it (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,824 Points 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

  • Gold Star - 10,072 Points Heather Wilkins (7/4/2013 9:12:00 PM)

    a nice tribute to your friend. very touching (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 9,424 Points Khairul Ahsan (7/4/2013 11:20:00 AM)

    Highly charged with emotion. Very touchy. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 17,730 Points Ramesh Rai (6/28/2013 9:22:00 AM)

    a nice tribute. but i hate racism (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 363 Points David Wood (6/28/2013 2:34:00 AM)

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

  • Rookie - 363 Points David Wood (6/28/2013 2:34:00 AM)

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

  • Rookie - 90 Points 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

  • Rookie - 0 Points Aric Beers (6/27/2013 1:17:00 PM)

    Simply written with a great message. I like it. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 187 Points 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

  • Rookie - 184 Points Vizard Dhawan (6/27/2013 3:31:00 AM)

    racism, a bad act
    a nice tribute to him
    may he rest in peace (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, June 27, 2013

Poem Edited: Thursday, June 27, 2013


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