Aftab Alam

Gold Star - 39,733 Points (15 th April 1967 / , , RANCHI,)

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We differ in resemblance, language, caste, creed, religion, color and attitude,
All the fingers are not same, yet while eating, all the fingers together
Now, my question is this; why can't we learn with this paradox, My dear?
Why scattered we and the society? Corruption, crime, terror, all in multitude!

Submitted: Thursday, April 25, 2013
Edited: Thursday, August 14, 2014

Topic of this poem: teacher


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  • Veteran Poet - 1,627 Points Herbert Guitang (3/20/2015 8:31:00 PM)

    a unifying message. Wonderful poem (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,061 Points Cynthia Buhain-baello (2/20/2015 3:14:00 AM)

    A thought-provoking write on the diversity of humanity. I cannot imagine all of us looking alike and thinking the same things at the same time, for then that would make us nothing but robots. All fingers are not the same, true, and each one is part of the whole hand that needs to work together. Applying that in the modern world, we need to consider each other's differences and uniqueness and NOT make demands that all others to follow what we believe, or behead those who refuse to believe what we want. That's the truth. | (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,324 Points Patricia Grantham (1/13/2015 9:52:00 AM)

    Yes we as Poets may differ but we all are under one universe so
    we must strive to promote universal love through our writings. Very
    inspiring. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 15,453 Points Roseann Shawiak (10/19/2014 11:42:00 PM)

    An excellent question you have posed here, why is it that all people cannot live in peace and harmony. We poets all have our own ideas, but basically it boils down to the fact that there is one difference separating people in this world. Those with evil in their hearts and minds are hell-bent on wrecking havoc on others, no matter how much
    others want and deserve to live in peace. As poets we all need to continue to write of a better world to be had by
    all on earth. Hopefully, this will come to pass one day. Thank you for another wonderful poem with an excellent message. RoseAnn (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 9,723 Points Heather Wilkins (10/16/2014 4:33:00 PM)

    a good point made here why can't we live in togetherness and peace (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 79 Points Partha Shaha (9/24/2014 11:30:00 AM)

    good poem (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,187 Points Walterrean Salley (9/17/2014 1:42:00 AM)

    An appeal for peace. If only the world could hear this heart's plea, we all (young and old) could live happier lives. So important. Thank you. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 12,198 Points Ramesh Rai (9/4/2014 10:32:00 AM)

    Most valuable write.Transmitting a message of love peace and strength. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 9,723 Points Heather Wilkins (8/30/2014 5:30:00 PM)

    we differ in so many ways yet in so many ways we are all the same. when we come together as writers our hearts and minds are in tune. lovely write (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 19,004 Points Valsa George (5/10/2013 11:33:00 PM)

    A great comparison! Let me quote the cliche- Unity is strength! Without unity, even ordinary functions become impossible! Can the thumb alone hold a spoon? Such a valid truth you have illustrated through a simple quatrain! (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,379 Points Elena Sandu (5/9/2013 5:45:00 PM)

    A great write! Yes each living is a treasure of its own, one that might hardly sparks alone. With consciousness of self, each finger shall naturally lead to hold the hands with all the others. A brilliant write, thank you for share! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 60 Points Ruby Mostazir (5/7/2013 10:45:00 AM)

    All dis fingers together
    can make a slap to other....
    all because of our Self-centeredness! a nice poem indeed. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 694 Points Shahzia Batool (5/5/2013 9:51:00 PM)

    Effective analogy of the fingers size and function is presented for these differences which we have created among ourselves...! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Aadil Masood (5/3/2013 1:49:00 PM)

    The writing above is the language of humanity. We all know in unknown hidden layers of our hearts that humanity has no religion. Certainly, humanity leads to unity. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 22 Points Aldrich Suarez (5/3/2013 2:50:00 AM)

    I rate it 10.................... (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,964 Points Wahab Abdul (5/1/2013 10:11:00 AM)

    this is your fabulous writing.. i like it too much for the style of writing... (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,175 Points Valerie Dohren (4/29/2013 1:05:00 PM)

    A wonderful metaphor - very good write Aftab, with a great message. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 339 Points David Wood (4/27/2013 12:03:00 PM)

    If we could all live in peace an harmony the world would be so much better. We need to care for our neighbour as we want to be cared for. A lovely poem Aftab. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 435 Points Yasmeen Khan (4/25/2013 9:29:00 AM)

    You have delivered your message effectively by giving example of fingers on the hand. I agree with Mishra, it's the duty of a poet to spread universal love. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 28,919 Points Gajanan Mishra (4/25/2013 4:04:00 AM)

    We are one and the same Aftab my dear, Our components are the same air water earth light and sky. Let all know this first and then there will be no problem. It is the duty of the poets to let people know truth and love. good write indeed. (Report) Reply

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