A Joke

When did jokes become,
An inherent hub of racism?

Why do inane gender roles,
Have to play a part in jokes?

About equality you preach,
Yet your joy lies in racist memes.

His eyes are so narrow, you see,
He surely has to be Chinese.

An accent so very deep,
Must be an Indian, I believe.

Their crimes have been perceived,
Because slavery led to thievery.

Communities are on the brink,
Of destroying their binding link.

But one crucial link surviving,
Is the reason you’re still laughing.

Don’t you feel a fiery hole,
Burn in the middle of your soul?

Are these words really funny,
Aren’t they a bane to humility?

This poem may not be perfect but the issue for which it has been written will forever be a great concern. How often do we come across jokes targeting a certain section of society, color, race & gender?

We all need something to laugh about to destress. But does it have to come at the cost of racism, sexism & colorism?

Hypocrisy & stereotypes are two most disgusting loopholes in our society that people turn into jokes & laugh about.

It’s not funny to degrade someone because of who they are. Stop laughing at these so called ‘Jokes’ before you end up becoming one.




  1. This is a very timely post.

    Particularly in this era of Donald Trump’s America.

    One of the housemates in the house I’m living in is a white supremacist Neo-Nazi and it’s extremely stressful.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Nameera says:

      I can’t even imagine the stress you must be going through. It’s such a terrible thing to believe that one race is above the other.

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    1. Nameera says:

      Thanks a bunch!


  2. Tokens Of Expression says:

    Loved this poem ❀

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Nameera says:

      Thank you so much. (:


  3. I agree with you 100% Nameera. Great initiative buddy !!

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    1. Nameera says:

      I’m glad to know that, thanks for reading!!

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      1. Thank you so much Nameera πŸ˜‡βœ¨

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  4. AQUIB says:

    Just got updated with your post. I feel there is a lot to learn from you. Keep writing and smiling keep smiling. 😁😁
    Don’t mind the smaller microscopic stuffs sweat it for bigger. You had chosen a really funny gif, it’s definitely a pumping organ but taken to another level.
    There would be some or many zombies who will follow the common crab’s leader, their laughter over the racist remarks are pathetic and they outcast themselves indirectly eventually. We as a normal human must stand against themselves and speak on the higher level to expose them. Very nicely written. Hypocrites they are and unfortunately they are believed nowadays by commoners (signs of the Hour).

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    1. Nameera says:

      Oh yes, I couldn’t have agreed more. As far as the eye can see, there’s an ultimate reign of hypocrites, sign of the hour as you mentioned. Haha you noticed the GIF πŸ˜€ Well, I was basically trying to pour my heart out in this post & that was one heck of a depiction, don’t you think? πŸ˜€

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      1. AQUIB says:

        Yeah, I reckoned that.
        But you know the gif have some problems, hearts have got entrance and exit.
        But this heart in this gif is not crazy it will worn out of thoughts trust Me. You see. Lol

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      2. Nameera says:

        Haha it sure is worn out πŸ˜€

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