Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Poets United Mid-Week Motif ~ Equality

The colour of your skin is a
function of sunlight and genes.

It serves to protect you from
the harshest rays of the sun.

The contours of your body
are a map of your homeland.

They tell the tale of survival
in various rugged terrains.

Be proud of what you're endowed with
and enlighten those foolish

frogs confined to wells of
stagnant notions of beauty.

Remind them that Nature made all with equal love
and show them the vast sea of diversity.

14 comments:

  1. Beautiful and very wise poem, Madhumaki. I like the reminder that Nature loves all equally.

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  2. It's sad that people look at skin rather than the heart of a man through his eyes.

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  3. Madhumakhi, you have written a true gem here. I so love the idea "the contours of your body are a map of your homeland". The "ideal" of beauty perpetrated by the media is a myth, and a dangerous one. Nature does love all, equally. My thoughts this morning are much along this line - how do we start off beautiful whole babies and some of us grow up to be extremists or terrorists fixated on "difference"? A wise write for one so young. Keep shining!

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  4. I always liked the saying that God must have really loved sparrows because he made so many of them.

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  5. Nice one....... lovely words.......

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  6. "Remind them that Nature made all with equal love
    and show them the vast sea of diversity." - Loved these lines. Kudos!

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  7. Your lines are so true Madhumaki! No one chooses the color of their skin and therefore should not use it as a weapon against others.

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  8. Love the message: Be proud of what you're endowed with ~ Cheers ~

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  9. excellent, that first stanza is a great opening, great message as well

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  10. Visiting your poem again today! I think this is a poem everyone should take to heart. Have a nice Sunday!

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  11. It's a nice feeling Madhu! One gets a friendly nature's hug that stays. One takes it upon oneself to work around it! Nicely!

    Hank

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  12. A beautiful poem and wonderful message! :)

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  13. The message is lovely and the form make it goes through...

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