Savita Tyagi

Apartheid - Poem by Savita Tyagi


So we can work any profession
Choose where ever we want to live
Study in any school of our admittance
Travel, eat, play any where with remittance
Love and live with who ever we choose to
Is apartheid really a thing of past
Is it not springing anew?
On a coffee cup that I bought in DC
It says E Pluribus Unum
Out of Many, One
A march of Many towards One
Hand in hand in unity
Look deep inside
Are our hearts united?
Beating as one
Or divided like a split pea
Between the Dark and lighted spheres
A solid yellow line blocking empathy
Despising unity
Embankments of hate and disgust
Greed and profit
Power and its manipulation
Spewing poison like mustard gas
Inventing ever new names
For discrimination
For division
We need to find the broken yellow line
A soft maneuvering within
To cover the distance of you and I
The guiding reflectors
The shimmering little lights of love
A crossing over
A new shade of compassion
Apartheid must end there
With in us
In our hearts.

Topic(s) of this poem: discrimination

Form: Free Verse

Comments about Apartheid by Savita Tyagi

  • Akhtar Jawad (9/15/2014 8:25:00 PM)

    Are our HEARTS united?
    Beating as one
    Or divided like a split pea
    Between the Dark and lighted spheres
    Beautiful lines of a nice poem having an universal message.
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  • Krishnakumar Chandrasekar Nair (12/15/2013 11:05:00 AM)

    We Indians speak so much on equality
    And take so much pride in Mahatma Gandhi
    Yet the fastest selling item here sadly
    Is the cream that promises to make you fair and lovely

    Good poem Madam
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  • (3/31/2013 10:32:00 AM)

    A great poem to end Apartheid! Yeah! It should end there Within us In our hearts- Wonderful LINES! ! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, March 30, 2013

Poem Edited: Tuesday, November 15, 2016

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