Savvy Raj

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On Togetherness


On togetherness

The question is are we strengthened or divided in time spent in togetherness. Nations that are close in proximity hardly are together like people who may live together seemingly close knitted but hardly feel united in spirit.

The picture above intrigues me…

Entwined hands in a show of unity

Three different shades of skin

Starkly different in tones and hues

Blood beneath it all is the colour red

Alive in this now and together

They seem bonded by life

Yet this show of togetherness is a far cry

And belies the truth and reeks of racial struggles of times bygone.

Light medium and dark

These three sheaths of skin

Speak volumes of the unspoken rift

They tell tales of discrimination

Of slavery and class differentiation

Of power struggles and domination

Of the oppressed and the oppressors

Of distances in between

Of privileged and underprivileged

Is this show of strength in unity … Is it

An illusion of togetherness

A kiss and tell in feigned innocence

Or a facade put forth

In the very bliss of ignorance

One doesn’t know

Like we know not how souls choose the body to live to enjoy or endure it through a lifetime.

In the blissful togetherness!

Our world today may have woken up in bits and pieces.

In awareness of equality of the sexes

With respect for beings alike

With value for human dignity by far

Yet there is ongoing war and terror everywhere

Women are not safe anywhere

As predators lurk,

Children have to be watched over carefully

None feel safe any place anywhere

And peace is the need of this planet …in this now

If there is anything that may help bridge the gap

It is the awareness of the humanity in each other

And the strength of the interconnects in the interbeing

True togetherness is a trustful knowing in interdependence

In acceptance of one another in spite of their unique differences.


These reflections in verse format are my hearts cry that poured through the verses addressing many ills and evils of society.

Namely lack of tolerance, inequality, indignity, racial discrimination, body shaming, gender bias, atrocities on women ,child safety issues as much the forest fires and global warming and not to forget the threats of terror,war and more.

We are simply making it more difficult to live in this planet with each other by our egoplays, taking one another and our world for granted and need for domination without a consideration of the consequences of our actions.

Why can’t we coexist in peace and in strength of unity in this beautiful ball of blue?

After all it is the only one world we have.


Author: Savvy Raj

Dance Educator, Writer, Artist, Designer, Wellness Mentor & Consultant

19 thoughts on “On Togetherness

  1. Thanks for sharing, dear Savvy 🙂

    We are all One indeed, but we have not yet lived up to Oness…
    All good wishes

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  2. Lovely thoughts shared !! Accepting that we all are one is very important

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  3. Reblogged this on Not Tomatoes and commented:
    A poignant post on unity:

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  4. Well written and thank you for sharing!… 🙂 time and technology has narrowed the distance between closed minded ideologies who fear and resist change and difference… unfortunately it has been the same since the human race left the caves, the only improvement being updating the “club” to a “missile”… 🙂 but there is hope that one day the world will become a happy family… 🙂

    “I would rather have a mind opened by wonder than one closed by belief” Gerry Spence

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  5. This is so much in my heart, Savvy. I am so glad you have written this. In years past, whenever I went to a swap meet, farmer’s market, or was in a thrift store or garage sale, what I found interesting is that all the things that hold us all apart disappear in those places. We are all together there, enjoying a meal together, perhaps different foods, and definitely different languages, different cultures, different races, and everything that keeps people apart in other settings. We enjoy our meals together next to each other, laughing at the antics of the children to playing together. Sometimes I am in a doctor’s office or perhaps in a thrift store, and I began to talk to the women, and pretty soon we are all talking together happily and relating to each other in the most endearing ways. I wish this could be how we all deal with each other every single day. And I believe that there is hope that we can. We must remember that we are all here together on this earth because we are meant to be. There is good awaiting for us to all open our eyes and see each other for who and what we really are, without any hatred, racism, or political or religious differences. The reality is that there is room on this earth for all of us to be together and to have enough for all to eat and share if we just open our hearts too especially. Someday soon

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  6. Thank you for your heartfelt share as well dear Anne.Truly agree that in the engagement in that which we love, all the so called differences melt away. A sense of community creates a cohesive bond without feeling bound. Just that building that sense, to expand from our immediate world to beyond us is the crux of change and that’s where our deepest intentions gradually create such a reality … a space of abundance in togetherness. Amen

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  7. Beautifully said and so powerful … totally agrees with my philosophy!

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