The Untouchables! Poem by Queeny Gona

The Untouchables!

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We call ourselves; the 21st centurions,
Civilized and many more…
In reality, our thoughts
Still sticked to uncivilized era.
The so called civilians,
Carrying the ideas of untouchability;
Are the pillars of the society?
Pathetic! Would be the scenario.
Two decades of education,
Fails to eradicate the thoughts of untouchability…
What would come; in rescue of cleansing the minds of real untouchables,
Will ever social justice be possible?

Obinna Eruchie 22 July 2009

One with such a thought is one who fails to walk with time. We live in an age, civilised for that matter, where the thought of a caste system is not entertained, and is inappropriate for any mind to be acquainted with it. Among my ethnic group, the Igbo, there are some communities which still practice a caste system known as Osu today. An interesting writing.

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Nooruddeen Mm 02 July 2009

Queeny Great one You have taken a great subject to narrate a poem You are correct, still there is, but few. Good work Rgds Noor

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Surya . 26 June 2009

no one should be blamed for not giving sympathy. they are educated and have access to everything. untouchable will be touchable ony through education. the great leader dr. ambedkar, s main idea was this. well brought out.posted10 surya

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Joseph Poewhit 11 June 2009

Some caste systems are part of a people.

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Sathyanarayana M V S 05 June 2009

Do you still see untouchability Queeny? I wonder who are those animals? Very poignantly expressed poem.

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Chinedu Dike 26 April 2023

Thanks for this wonderful rendition on the caste system of social stratification. Yours are insightful utterances set aside for deep reflective thought. Remain enriched.

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Soulful Heart 17 January 2017

how true.......u remind me a poem by challapalli swaroopa rani...she says.. just like d wetness around a well never dries, the curse of caste system never disappears....

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Bharati Nayak 08 March 2016

Yes our mindset should change first.The caste system in which some castes are considered untouchable by other castes is really a very damaging system that eats into the health of society.In a civil society all people should live respectfully with dignity.Your poem is very apt to stir the conscience.

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Kelly Kurt 29 May 2015

I am not completely knowledgeable about the caste system but yes, this is the 21st century and in a great country like India, such antiquated and socially destructive mindsets should change. A poem all people should read and take to heart

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You are intelligent youth poet. You are getting to be out of the box. You are starting to realize some injustices. Very Good

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