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.

Comments about this poem (Human Species by survi sharma )

  • Bronze Star - 5,586 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

  • Silver Star - 4,069 Points Hazel Durham (7/18/2013 4:15:00 AM)

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

  • Rookie - 0 Points Mona Goldword (7/7/2013 4:15:00 PM)

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

  • Bronze Star - 2,675 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

  • Silver Star - 9,695 Points Heather Wilkins (7/4/2013 9:12:00 PM)

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

  • Gold Star - 6,155 Points Khairul Ahsan (7/4/2013 11:20:00 AM)

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

  • Gold Star - 11,771 Points Ramesh Rai (6/28/2013 9:22:00 AM)

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

  • Rookie - 267 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 - 267 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 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 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 - 175 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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