Rajaram Ramachandran

Gold Star - 21,268 Points (13-7-31 (see reverse) / Chennai born, now at Juhu, Mumbai, India)

Black Or White, The Blood Is Red - Poem by Rajaram Ramachandran

Is the Black man’s blood black,
Or the Black Crow’s blood black?
Is the White Man’s blood white,
Or the White Dove’s blood white?

Why it’s red, any one immaterial?
‘Cause God wants to be impartial
To treat all the creatures equal,
What a display of His creative marvel!

Red, blue, white or yellow
Violet, green, orange or indigo
How all flowers look so bright
When seen in one bunch tight?

The nature’s plural color scheme,
Doesn’t it free the eyes from boredom?
What an immeasurable thing of joy
It gives as a gift of the Almighty?

The color by morn, a flower drops
When by nightfall, out it withers.
The beauty of a Black or White
Fades away by age overnight.

Mind not the color of the skin
But the blood that’s in common.
Respect every God’s creation
That’ll lead the world to salvation.

Comments about Black Or White, The Blood Is Red by Rajaram Ramachandran

  • Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal (7/27/2009 10:47:00 PM)

    Is the Black man’s blood black,
    Or the Black Crow’s blood black?
    Is the White Man’s blood white,
    Or the White Dove’s blood white? ...can anybody distinguish it from sample.. we only are to blame for all this.. beautiful theme with strong conviction....10

    read mine home bound...... crush the rebellion and cowardice act
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  • (12/30/2008 4:58:00 PM)

    Noble sentiments, Rajaram. This poem paints a picture of your strong character
    and compassion for human beings without regard to color, culture or creed.

    As always,

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  • (7/19/2006 9:06:00 PM)

    I thank you for the ocmment you left me, you should read the follow up' God's reply', hmm just a suggetion, but this peice is amazing, you took the racial issues towards nature, and I love how you did it, everything flowed from one to another, a very powerful piece indeed. (Report) Reply

  • Joe Breunig (5/30/2006 6:39:00 PM)

    You've expressed a wonderful sentiment; in my poem, 'Heavenly Invitation', I've touched upon a similar theme in a more subtle way. Paying particular attention to the last stanza, one might realize that regardless of race, the color of our palms are basically the same color. Nice job. (Report) Reply

  • (9/3/2005 3:54:00 PM)

    I love this poem Rajaram! Such a wonderful message here. I completely agree with you, the different colors of people (there are many more than just black/white) make this world interesting and beautiful. I wish more people felt as you do. Sincerely, Mary (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, November 5, 2003

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