Monday, January 11, 2010

BLACK OR WHITE!




I like the crowd in all its spright
Be it black, brown, wheatish or white.

Every color, each with its characteristic
Winnowing the whites, why being so eclectic.

Black and white pebbles get kicked alike
Crows and white doves have the same flight.

Visualize the fumes of the war and the bomb
Does it blow up the negro and spare the blonde?

Michael Jackson, my fancy for him is trite
Even he said, It Don't Matter If You're
Black Or White.

Often, black is even better than white
Stupefied by white, we seldom get it right.

Could we survive a world with no blacks, all white
Tranquility lost, blinded by the flash so bright.

Wonder what's so captivating about them
When we eons ago had paid a huge price even then.

Heard about the put-ons spitting on your back?
Dearest, here black is white and white is black.

Hey!Kind are the choices Mother Nature brews
Chose You though your deeds were dipped in soot!



-Inspired by dearest Moti Bhains who thinks 'Kaala Kutta Is Always Mad' and hence the expression 'Mujhe kaale kutte ne kaata hai kya?'-Height of Racism, that is!:P



41 comments:

Siddhesh 'Ravan' Kabe said...

Good one...Kaala Kutta is always mad? No tell her, all doggies are mad...:P

Mads... said...

woww..yr this was jus awsumm..a perfect1 indeed..yes, black shudn't b considered dat ways.loved yr poem..nicely weaved words..vry well written..!!! n Kaala Kutta..thing is so funny..lol..!

Karthik said...

Beautiful, Rhythm! One of the best I've read so far.
I usually prefer prose to poetry. But man, this one was simply brilliant! Loved it to the core. My morning couldn't have been better. ;-)
"Dearest, here black is white and white is black." - Lovely!
Send this to some newspapers and magazines yar. I'm sure they will be glad to publish it. :-)

Loved the black pug.
Have a great day! :-)

Number said...

its written...well...like a blonde, great,
but dont tell me u prefer african men!

Number said...

ps they also sy that blondes are dumb, dint mean that!

bondgal_rulz said...

Beautiful poem...reminded me of a an award winning poem on the same topic, written by a small black kid. :)

And lol @ kala kutta is always mad...he he

Think it;s the first time I'm reading a poem on your blog. You've more than done justice to the sensitive issue. :)

Cheers

- Sugar Cube - said...

Wow..awesome! Thoughtful and very well put.

I love these lines in particular

"Crows and white doves have the same flight.

Visualize the fumes of the war and the bomb
Does it blow up the negro and spare the blonde?"

Anand said...

Craving for a pup in my life. Shucks. :-) Nice post. Loved it.

vAnDaNa sLaThIa said...

simply awesome

new look
gud gud

Dhanya said...

Arreyy... poor kaala kuttha! :( I love doggies... and dunno why kutthas are also falling trap to racism.. :(

Nice poem btw!

яノςんム said...

tht racism was for dogs :| but i love the way u have recited it :D tell u, even human beings go thru the same :| ppl never skip a chance to give a crisp comment on if u r dark :(
anyhow, dogs r cute :D and black ones are lovely :)

Pesto Sauce said...

Neither black nor white, its a heart of gold that counts

Harini said...

As i always say.. judge a person by character not caste, color, race, nation or things like that.

I am in so totally love with that black dog pic... he is cho adorable.

Skywalker said...

speechless

Arnav said...

Amazing truly :)

Keep Writing and smiling :)

Jaunty anima said...

@Sid:That's mean...I'll let the whole doggy unit know abt u!!!
Run for ur life, man!!
Hehe..thanks anyway!:)

@Mads:Thanku so much...dear!!
agree with you n m so glad u liked it:)
It's funny,yeah!

Jaunty anima said...

@Karthik:Thanks a ton Karthik...Your comment made up for all the crankiness of the day...I'm so glad that u liked it...:):)

Jaunty anima said...

@Bondgal:First time...There are a few others too...If time allows, do take a look at them too!!
Thanks a lot sweetheart...Ur comment lighted up my face:)

Jaunty anima said...

@Sugar:Hey thanks for such a sweet comment!!:)
M happy u liked it!

@Anand:N I hope u get it soon..
Btw welcome to my blog..
N m so happy that u liked it...
Hope to see ya here more often:)

Jaunty anima said...

@Vandi:Thank you sweets:)
M all smiles:)

@Dhaani:I know...that's why I protestd...
Thanks btw!:P

Jaunty anima said...

@Richa:Dogs waala topic ignited it but it was very much intended towards humans only..
N I know such people, though my frnd said this just abt dogs, she's not a racist in real terms:D

Jaunty anima said...

@Pesto:Well said :)
can't agree with you more!

@Harini:Exactly it's the character not the color which matters!
N I love dat dog too:)

Jaunty anima said...

@Skywalker:Aww...thank you sir!
Couldn't have got a better comment..
short n sweet!:)

@Arnav:Thank you so much...
I will, surely!!:)

Number said...

seriously,
ye toe acch hai hi, thre shud b no khundak abt it at least

Yemiledu said...

Hai!
First time in your blog and I got to read this sweet poem with a strong message!
Liked it so much!!

SG said...

Nice poem. Black is beautiful. Henry Ford, who invented cars, was asked which color of a car he likes. He said I like all the colors as long as it is black.

The Holy Lama said...

Have to remind always...It's clear in Black and white that the world is Black and white and not Black or White. Good job of reminding.:)

nesquarx.com said...

I'm so black that I put a supernova to shame.

Nice read, nice new template too.

Tomz said...

Interesting rhyme, with a lot of substance..pls don't stop writing..

sobhit said...

nice read.. n hi i dint mk no fun f ur name dt ws in sm post i read... i very diff n unique name... i wud say i infact lyk d uniqueness f ur name :P... so not makin fun f it u gt dat wrong..jst appreciating it..

Insignia said...

Hey, I so loved it. Never come across any much better lines for black and white.

"Black and white pebbles get kicked alike" - beautiful!! You do seem to be lot observant.

thanks for these wonderful lines. :-)

Jaunty anima said...

@Yemiledu:Ohh..welcome to my blog dear!
Thanks so much for your encouraging comment!!
Would like to see you coming back for more!:)

@SG:Welcome to my blog!!
N I agree with you..black is beautiful indeed!!:)

Jaunty anima said...

@Lama:Thank you sirr!!
And people still differentiate..it's sad...they don't realise world's more beautiful this way!

@Nes:Thanku thanku Nes!
N I simply fall in love wid ur oneliners!!;)

Jaunty anima said...

@Tomz:Welcome to my blog sir!!
N thanku so very much..
I'm so so glad u liked it!
N I will surely not stop writing!!:)

@Sobhit:Thanku Sobhit!!
Hey I got that...no clarifications needed...I was kidding too;)
N yes thanku for those sweet compliments on my name:)

Jaunty anima said...

@Insignia:Hey Thanku so much....N welcome to my blog!!
Yeah I am pretty observant |oo|
lol!

Rahil said...

i didnt knew, u cud write such awesum stuff..gr8 work yaar,

btw me and my cousin just bought a black pup..and he is so so cute.. :)

zeevie said...

massaalllah,well written.but ab black ka zamana hai....OBAMA.black dresses nd sab se jyada KAALE DIL.BLACK IS BEAUTIFUL:D are bhool gay...BLACK MONEY TOO:P

Destiny's child... said...

Simple n sweet. That's how I would describe this poem. And what a message, good work Jaunty :)

Jaunty anima said...

@Rahil:So now u know, hann!!kidding;)

wow...n I'd like to see the pictures of the pup soon!!:)

@zeevie:Black's IN!!

Jaunty anima said...

@DC:Hey..and so was the comment!!
Thanks a lottt, girl..!!:)

divsi said...

great one !!!!!!:]]]]