FADING AWAY

When I see someone doing terror work,
Giving humanity a backward jerk,
Going wrong, going astray ,
I ask myself, is ‘it’ fading away? 

When I see a helpless starving man,
Nobody helping him, when everyone can,
People starving and dying every day,
I ask myself, is ‘it’ fading away?

When I see for wrong people going insane,
Millions of philosophies going in vain,
‘Perhaps it’s a hell’ to myself I say,
And ask again, is ‘it’ fading away?

But the question is, what is ‘it’,
Just pause for  a minute, stop and sit,
Come out of the worldly insanity,
So that you realize, ‘it’ is Humanity.

Humanity, that is utterly lost,
Humanity, that has to come back at any cost,
Humanity, that is locked in a dark room, 
Humanity, that once again has to bloom.

Well, we have to strive hard,
To bring back humanity one day,
So that no one questions himself,
Is ‘it’ fading away? 

                    -Nikesh  Lilani 

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45 Comments Add yours

  1. The poem was really nice and thoughtful. Keep up the good work!

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    1. Thank you, Jishnu.

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      1. Nikesh, about the collaboration, I am replying to each and every email of yours. Somehow you aren’t receiving them.
        I want to know what topic you want to collaborate on.
        Looking forward to hearing from you!
        Thanks again!

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  2. We all do have to work hard. Especially in today’s world, where money and fame are valued more highly than kindness and connection.

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    1. Very true, thank you to visit my blog.

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      1. My pleasure. Happy New Year!

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      2. Ya, same to you..

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  3. Very good. Reminded me of Kipling’s If… poem. The use is the refrain ‘fading away’ is effective. Keep up the good work ๐Ÿ˜€

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  4. Your view on the world is quite similar to mine. Very true thank you for your great words.

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    1. That’s pretty nice to hear, Emily, that you to have same views like me.. It’s always good to have people around, who have common ideas..

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  5. What a great poem!
    Loved it ๐Ÿ™‚
    Beautifully profound and insightful. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Thank youโ˜บโ˜บ

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      1. You’re welcome ๐Ÿ™‚

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  6. It will never fade away, as long as beautiful souls, like yours, keep shining bright! I absolutely love this poem. Great job!

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    1. Thank you very much. And it will never fade away, until poets like you keep inspiring people with their ‘Magical Poetry’

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  7. Amazing! You make us see the trouble there is on our world and what we aren’t doing to solve those issues. Great post. Very educational and mind blowing !

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    1. Thank you, Oristel. Thank you for spending your precious time at my blog..

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      1. You are welcome Nikesh! They are all good! And your stories make you want to stay!

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      2. That’s a very big compliment for me. Very thankful to you…

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      3. You are very very welcome

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  8. I think that Humanity with a capital ‘H’ is in a particular state of chaos, but at other times in history when this has happened, such as in the Middle Ages, what followed was the Age of Enlightenment. So, hopefully, we’re heading for another time of enlightenment. But also I think that individual humans are active now, within the chaos, striving for a better world and doing good every day. The trouble is, that the media like to report chaos and terror more than good deeds.

    I like your poem. It made me think. You have a good heart. Do not despair at the world. Remember all the wonderful things, too. You might find this blog cheering https://kindnessblog.com/

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    1. Absolutely. I agree with you. I think the media, has to some extent or should I say to a very great extent, has created negativity in our minds. You see it in a positive way, you have a positive outlook. And that’s what is needed for this world to change. And I’m glad, you liked my poem.

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  9. Habeebaty says:

    Humanity is sadly but truly fading away…

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    1. Hopefully, somehow that humanity comes back. But it all starts with us. We all have to take a step towards it.

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      1. Habeebaty says:

        We are the change we see in the world

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  10. Beautifully created Nikesh…hopefully we will never ‘fade away’, but continuously be changed…to finally find ‘us’ ๐Ÿ˜€
    Well written ๐Ÿ˜€

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  11. THOUGHT FULL!!!!! GUD IT IS ๐Ÿ™‚

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  12. Everyone is always comparing themselves to everyone. No one knows the real self. Only others.

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  13. Buffy Devane says:

    Nicely constructed — particularly the repetition of the question.
    It reads like it could be a song lyric… and faces the world’s big problem of division honestly, but without an overtly negative vibe.
    Very touching. Thank you, Nikesh. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Oh! I’ve never seen it as a song. But what you say, is absolutely true. And I’m glad, you liked the poem!

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      1. Buffy Devane says:

        Oh, definitely… keep up the good work!

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      2. Thank you once again..

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  14. Hadel says:

    Well said … powerful words and emotions expressed.

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  15. Insightful read. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  16. caraevelyn says:

    Love your post! I would love for you to check out my blog and follow me! I’m just starting out and I would love to have some readers. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Oh yes why not! Thank you for visiting my blog.

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  17. Wow this is a great poem im in awe.

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