Preetam Shetty

Rookie - 0 Points (16th September 1983 / India)

Holy Color - Poem by Preetam Shetty

Born with no knowledge
No pride, no honour
I am a human
In the search of a holy color

First I gazed at a holy pillar
White and revered
On the cross
Was the holy shepherd

Next I wandered
Temples and shrine
Saffron I saw
The color was divine

A bit further I went
Heard a voice pure and clean
With a star on half moon
The color was green

Gazing at the sky
I am still very keen
Is it White?
Saffron or green

Then at a distance
I watch this mortal
Helping a aged
Struggling to Toddle

Farther I see a kid
Sharing his supper
With a starving animal
Satisfying its hunger

Smilingly while I walked
On grass and weed
Saw a pauper waiting for someone
Wanting to feed

My hands all of a sudden
Raised him a dollar
Because now they knew
Humanity was my holy color

Comments about Holy Color by Preetam Shetty

  • (5/21/2010 12:51:00 PM)

    A poem that makes you wonder.... humanity, love. A lovely interwoven piece. Well done. (Report) Reply

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  • Gita Ashok (5/20/2010 12:28:00 AM)

    Such a beautiful blend of colors, religion and human emotions - all intertwined. After reading this one, I could see a rainbow in my 'mind's eye'! (Report) Reply

  • (5/14/2010 7:03:00 AM)

    I like this poem a lot. it is beatifully written and the subject is deep. Bravo indeed! I also like the idea of associating colors with religions. It is personal and interesting. Well done.
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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Poem Edited: Wednesday, May 12, 2010

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