Melting Pot


Its April of 2020 and Day 13 of A to Z challenge. This year, I am doing Metaphors. Be it a movie, song, painting, book, idiom, etc. I plan to give a perspective to it with an explanation and a 8 line poem. 


Metaphor:  Melting Pot

Melting Pot originates from United States. Around 18th century, the metaphor ‘crucible’ or ‘smelting point’ was used to describe the fusion of different nationalities, ethnicity and cultures. Now the same is referred by the metaphor ‘Melting Pot’. It is metaphor for a heterogeneous society becoming homogeneous with people from different cultural backgrounds becoming part of the society.

I like the sociology definition which says it is a concept referring to a heterogeneous society becoming more homogeneous with the different elements melting together into a harmonious whole with a common culture.

Have you known?
Of me stalking you?
Should I care?
Of you ignoring me?
You and your being,
Partly define me,
Because, you are in,
My melting pot.

The things we do for the people we love. Not just people, could be anything else as well. There is always an eye that we keep on the things we love. Said or not. Specially those, we know are not reachable, cannot be ours. 


18 thoughts on “Melting Pot

  1. Another amazing poem using the “Melting Pot” metaphor Prakash.
    It got me thinking of my mixed heritage: German/Russian/Polish Jewish & Aboriginal Ojibway…how is that for a ‘personal melting pot’?
    Then I think of my husbands all different nationalities & my friends & it is so true. We really ARE all connected in some way. And there really is a ‘melting pot’ in North American countries & we should be grateful for such diversity….
    Well done! Sherri-Ellen 🙂

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