The Touched Untouchable: Poem

THE TOUCHED UNTOUCHABLE

By Angad Saluja

 

The King of the Jungle

A declaration by the Humans

Who didn’t spare themselves too!

 

Brahims, Ksystriyas, Vaisyas and Shudras

A world divided into colours

Dalits, being the darkest one

 

The same people told me stories

Hatred, they preached for the Britishers

For their discrimination of the skin

 

Did we get any better now?

Ignorance spreading from mind to society

Hatred flowing and increasing its pace

 

One creator and same formation

Work cannot be the base, my owner

To term me an “Untouchable”

 

Yes, I do filter the surroundings

For you to live healthy

For your children to breathe clean

 

 

 

But you my friend

Took this work as a weakness

And gave me the worst piece of your mind

 

Step in my shoes once

Stand in front of the mirror

And you’ll see “God resides in all”.

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