Jameel Ahmed Ansari

The Indigenous Humanity

We are proud to be humans,
We boast of our unique intelligence,
We commit the most unusual crimes,
Yet we say we are humans.

We are glad to be humans,
HE has blessed us the magical brain.
We use it in the worst possible way.
We still say we are humans.

We feel honored to be born as human.
HE has provided us with the liveliest of hearts,
We kill innocent animals mercilessly.
Not for a second we pause before saying ourselves humans.

We are very liberal to claim ourselves as human.
We feel the least of shame in commenting lewd on girls,
We forget our sisters back home while eve teasing,
Yet we consider ourselves as humans.

We feel privileged to be called humans,
We are the best among the living beings,
We kill our fellow human beings in the most inhuman way.
Yet we call ourselves human.

We commit the goriest crimes,
We slaughter and butcher we throttle and slit,
We stab and fire we crush and blast,
And what not we do just to kill human.
We don’t know what humanity is,
Yet we proclaim ourselves to be human.

We take the advantage of being human,
We kill a flying bird with ease,
We shoot a sleeping deer secretly,
We confidently say ourselves human.

We are the best living species till date.
We dare to exhibit the worst characteristics at times.
Rape and murder have been humans’ worst deeds
All these have totally maligned the human image.

The word humanity now feels ashamed.
It feels insecure in the human heart.
Humanity has got a pathetic change
It has got no option but to leave the Human heart

I still believe it’s not the end
There’s still some humanity left within
There are lots who protect humanity and die for it
I still believe we can prove ourselves HUMANE



Nb: “We” refers to a particular section of human beings

Poem Submitted: Sunday, August 9, 2009

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  • Roseann Shawiak (4/16/2014 12:49:00 AM)

    Very well written poem on humanity. There are evil people among us for sure,
    sometimes we have to look long and hard for the good ones, but they are there,
    hiding from the evil ones, but not giving up the fight. We can have a humane
    world with effort from everyone. Great poem, intense subject material. Thank
    you for sharing. RoseAnn

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  • Shekhar JoshiShekhar Joshi (8/15/2009 10:32:00 AM)

    i have read two of your poems....and the impression that i have is that.....u write on themes/topics which have been spoken about a lot........and that u write nicely.......and also the hope that i see in your poems.....

    good on this too......above average...... ;)

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  • Rehana Nazli (8/9/2009 1:37:00 PM)

    I still believe it’s not the end
    There’s still some humanity left within
    There are lots who protect humanity and die for it
    I still believe we can prove ourselves HUMANE

    Jameel with a beautiful name, its important to not to give up hope. Yes I agree some people not all are bad. And I really like the way you concluded your poem on a rather positive note. Keep writting, you are a great writer.

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  • Marieta MaglasMarieta Maglas (8/9/2009 1:15:00 PM)

    nice poem, well penned with deep thoughts............10

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