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Sankhajit Bhattacharjee Poem 85

Scientific Research Fellow in University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

JUDGEMENT

I am not interested whether an individual

goes to the church, temple or mosque

or whether one reads Bible, Gita or Quran.

I am not interested whether

one is white, red, yellow or black.

I am not interested whether

one is of upper, middle or lower rank.

I am not interested whether

one is educated, rich or famous.

I am not interested whether

one is handsome with a good physique.

I am not interested whether

one is vegetarian or non-vegetarian.

I am not interested whether

one is cultured or artless...

I’m only interested whether that very guy is

honest, humble, harmless and helpful-

in one word a true human.

© 2020 Sankhajit Bhattacharjee

Comments

Linda Sue Grimes from U.S.A. on August 14, 2020:

I do love the sentiment offered in this piece: identity politics is a grave threat to humanity.

Thank you for sharing, Sankhajit Bhattacharjee!

Nicholas W King on August 13, 2020:

I thoroughly enjoyed reading your poem. All of the "not interested" options leading up to the ending was great and really puts the last few lines into their proper context. Excellent work!

Ann Carr from SW England on August 12, 2020:

Amen to that!

Why is it so difficult to do? Greed, self-service, power.... the list goes on. You've made it plain. We just need to be understanding, kind and loving.

Ann

Jeshurun from Nellore AP India on August 11, 2020:

Simply Superb work