Aftab Alam

Gold Star - 39,838 Points (15 th April 1967 / RANCHI,)

Go On Writing - Poem by Aftab Alam

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!

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Comments about Go On Writing by Aftab Alam

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (3/29/2019 4:06:00 PM)

    There is diversity and everything differs. But still we unite and win. This is true that all the fingers are not equal but all unite to work in a hand and work together. This poem is of great value. An excellent poem is beautifully penned.10 (Report)Reply

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  • (2/5/2017 12:03:00 AM)

    It was great to go through the lines and to feel the urge of peace respect and unity. (Report)Reply

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  • Abdulrazak Aralimatti (1/1/2016 7:55:00 PM)

    Verily, a fine paradox and message (Report)Reply

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  • Edward Kofi Louis (12/15/2015 7:37:00 AM)

    Unity is the key about life! ! Thanks for sharing. (Report)Reply

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  • Joseph Dela Sulh (losembe) (7/27/2015 3:37:00 AM)

    Good writing. I like it (Report)Reply

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  • Captain Herbert Poetry (3/20/2015 8:31:00 PM)

    a unifying message. Wonderful poem (Report)Reply

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  • 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

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  • 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.
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  • (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
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  • 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

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  • (9/24/2014 11:30:00 AM)

    good poem (Report)Reply

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  • (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

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  • Ramesh Rai (9/4/2014 10:32:00 AM)

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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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.
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  • 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

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  • (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

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  • (5/3/2013 2:50:00 AM)

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

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 25, 2013

Poem Edited: Thursday, August 14, 2014


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