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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: India (02/12/09)

TITLE: Caste
By sarah rauch
02/12/09


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India


Multi-colored castes rank
and file against the arid sun
the dusty forms in myriad swarms
from darkest to the lightest one

Worth appointed from early life
on shape and form, and shade of skin
the cover on each wanted son
masks the growing worth within

The lowest, slumming, struggling ones
are fashioned by fate, the teachings say
the upper, learned well they have earned
the path that shows the upper way...

We in the West, we sigh, appalled
at segregation running rife
we shrug and turn, watch pyres burn -
nothing sounds in our everyday life.......

We in the West we do not turn -
the impoverished..... we never shun?
The classes here, subtle - the air
with judging thoughts is overrun

Mrs Neighbor on her way to church
or Mr Needy with his vice,
we categorize, to no surprise,
and paint them without thinking twice

Only One can paint us all -
no matter what our size or skin
in God's own Son we now become
one color, clear and free from sin


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Jan Ackerson 02/19/09
Excellent lesson for us all, and a superb comparison.

Seema Bagai 02/19/09
Excellent poem with a good message. Well-done.
Norma-Anne Hough02/20/09
Well done on this piece of poetry.
Blessings,
Norms
Sonya Leigh02/20/09
I love this poem...what a great job you did constructing it, and putting depth into the message. Well done.
Holly Westefeld02/21/09
I love the message of this poem, but would also love to see greater consistency in the meter. This is a sobering reminder of our blindness to our own hypocrisy.
Marlene Austin02/21/09
Unusual take on the topic.
Karlene Jacobsen 02/23/09
This was almost like a song to me. I liked it very much.