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veeraiyah subbulakshmi


Are you different from us?


When I look at a human,
Let me look beyond the paint,
That is used to color, mix and match,

When I smell a human,
Let me smell the aroma of good omen,
Not of the fried confusion left with the planets,

When we go to a place,
We may think of them as the cheap,
The defined definition of ethnicity,

Always fail to respect the diversity,
Even the doves, crows and the peacocks,
Group together with same identities,

Doves of different characters and colors,
Never mix with one another for comfort,
Let us be the species to prove the animal world,

That we can see beyond the color and the creed,
Leave the third world in peace, not to be sliced and diced,
Let the smell of the coffee, tea, roses and jasmine,

The hard dug out burning coals and diesel,
The fragrance of garlic, onion and ginger,
Rosemary, basil, oregano and thyme,

The pungent odor of sweat, not fresh but putrefied,
The pungent smell of sweat can be camouflaged,
With distilled aromatic organic procured from the distilleries,

Whatever is the smell of your country,
I bow in front of you as you do it to me,
We are the human and we have the same emotions.

Submitted: Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, July 10, 2013
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