An Ode to Humanity by Sonal Chauhan

Saturday, August 8, 2011 . 8 comments . Posted in General

My friends, you have the liberty to call me naïve

As I attempt to write an ode to humanity.


Humanity has fallen from its throne,

It’s been mercilessly strangulated by countless gory deeds.

It now wallows in the mud,

Crawls with the lowest animal;

Shrieking for mercy and praying for love.

It lies helplessly, watching with its glassy eyes;

Humans marching back

Toward the forgotten Darwinian age

That preached “Survival of the fittest!”


“To be or not to be”

Is the burning question asked to us by humanity.

If humans can feel,

Then why are they so cold?

If humans can listen

Then why don’t they do as they’re told?

If humans can speak,

Then why is there silence all around?

If humans can wait,

Then why is there impatience in their deeds?

If humans can really include,

Then why is there loneliness all around?

If humans can love,

Then why is there vicious hatred all around?


My dear friends

You can’t create heaven in hell!

This is all we got,

This planet is our heaven or hell.

It’s high time

That we get back to our basics.

“Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”


Yes, we can retrace our steps;

As the clock is still ticking,

Reminding us that it’s still not too late

To continue with our noble responsibility

Of building a secular world

That believes in global religion of humanity!


My dear friends, let’s join our hands;

To create a new, beautiful world;

That believes in hard core humanity

And preaches the modern mantra

Of having a world

That is “One for all and all for one!”


  1. Poet Love

    very well written…love it honey …keep up the flow of your pen <3<3<3

  2. Portia Burton

    Yes,Let us rise above the narrow confines of individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity. Let us spread Love and Compassion.Without them humanity cannot survive.

  3. Alpana Jaiswal

    Love your flow of words….its been a wonderful journey reading everyone’s take on Humanity,,,,I love your poem too.We forge gradually our greatest instrument for understanding the world – introspection. We discover that humanity may resemble us very considerably – that the best way of knowing the inwardness of our neighbors is to know ourselves.

  4. melissa

    It’s so easy to judge the world as such and yet if we look at it with pure eyes, the world is full of goodness and people who hope and believe in love.

    I pray that All for one would stand for unity to achieve a pure cause… justice and truth..

    and one for all…would mean breaking the chains that bind us to slavery and allowing ourselves to create better relationships…

  5. Sayanti

    good work ! positive, upright and upfront message 🙂

  6. sulekha

    Sonal, I liked the fire in your soul poetry, humanity is suffering and we have to do something to make things right. Lovely poem…

    • Amir

      Your post captuers the issue perfectly!

  7. Duncan

    wow, this cool guys writing style is crazy similar to mine. its weird, if you told me that i wrote it but forgot i would be like ‘dang, i guess i did’. thats not to say im good or something, its just weird that we write similarly IMO


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