Scar Of Intolerance - Poem by JEM JAN

Scar of Intolerance
Sr. A.M.Jansi FSAG, Gonzaga College, Kathampallam, T.N.
Let this secular democracy voice of hope
Might ring in every nook and corner slope,
Echo of every Indian’s heart so deep,
Let not allow this to lie and sleep.

India is a land, has a shared history,
Collection of all the religions net mystery,
Hindu, Muslim, Christian, Sikh binds one,
Stand traditional society separate to none.

Diversity is the real guarantee in unity;
Can national integration warrantee in surety?
Intolerance is the matter of political nationalism
Exhaust the fundamentalism as a mask of vanity.

India’s secularism is the expense of the majority,
Let loose not pseudo-secularism to pressurize the minority.
Tolerance of different ideas of religions anew,
Is not to be mushroomed and poisoned by few.

Who allowed the spate of intolerance under threat?
Interfering with the freedom of expression fret.
Who gave the rules of eating what in the land?
To let it all go on beef ban, and massacre on demand.

Tolerance is the ‘mantra’ of democracies on every age,
Must be in India’s history and culture on every page.
Study and delight this sublime thought for ever,
Subdue the humanitarian zeal in script never.

Joys of right in day’s lime light is always bright,
Beauty of truth even in night shines on height.
Suffer for justice impels many Awards Vapsi,
Die for liberty not farce tolerance as fancy.

The time has come; allow not staying dumb,
Speak aloud; never allow conscience to numb,
Tear down not soften the issue burn down,
Be bold to Save India’s tolerance from drown.

Topic(s) of this poem: democracy

Form: Stanza

Comments about Scar Of Intolerance by JEM JAN

  • Chinedu Dike (1/3/2016 5:36:00 AM)

    An insightful piece of poetry depicting the essence of unity in diversity, an integral part of a healthy democratic society, well articulated and nicely piece in beautiful rhyme scheme with conviction. A clarion call for universal brotherhood of man. Thanks for sharing JEM. Please read my poem MANDELA - THE IMMORTAL ICON. (Report) Reply

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  • Valsa George (12/6/2015 6:34:00 AM)

    Intolerance has drowned a land that has been once popular for its unity in diversity! Unfortunately a lot of violence and fanaticism have crept into our land. So much of blood shed and violence in the name of God...! All religions preach the lessons of love. But hate seems to overshadow all our concepts of religion. At least the youth should have the moral courage to fight against intolerance and stand for unity and peace! Great write Maria Jansi!
    oppose violence and stand for tolerance and peace!
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Poem Submitted: Saturday, December 5, 2015

Poem Edited: Sunday, December 6, 2015

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