A world called tomorrow

We sat around a hearth of dim fires

Sipping our coffee laced with sugar.

Considered as most acclaimed and influential poets,

By the usual world of glitz and glamour,

We were rather focusing on mankind’s fate

While the river flowed languidly.

 

We remembered the illustrious moments

Of great inventions, of great makers of civilization,

Of fighters of liberty, the writers and the satires,

The painters and the singers and the accompanying musicians,

And the sweet sweat on the neck of farmers.

 

We, as avant-gardistes of our times,

Could not allow our minds to play old thoughts.

Our unrelenting passion for humanity’s progress

Which must glow like paint on canvass,

The gleaming light that stands on man’s path

Will never leave man like old trash or recycled garbage.

Man’s evolution must not lead to man’s degeneration.

 

While the columns of smoke rose

Like falcons flapping their wings

For the great heights, with graceful composure

We eased our troubled hearts

And prayed for man’s unity, for peace and for love.

Prayers have powers, conclusively, incisively.

With our uniform loneliness, we started drawing

On plain paper with our box of crayons

Of a world   called tomorrow.

 

pramila khadun

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About pramilakhadun

I am the holder of a Bsc degree in Food and Nutrition from S.N.D.T University,Pune,India.Have taught this subject in a private institution for almost thirty-five years.Currently, I am retired and travel alot with my husband Raj, daughters Dr Rajnee and Priyum and son Airline Captain.Had my first book of poetry published by Minerva press, London and other two in Mauritius.More coming soon.I love poetry and enjoy reading poems of poets across the world and I feel Destiny Poets is the right place for me.

8 thoughts on “A world called tomorrow

  1. louiskasatkin

    With incisive poetic acumen each line is like the tolling of the bell, stirring the reader out of an otherwise habitual complacency.

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  2. pramilakhadun Post author

    I am deeply touched by your beautiful comment my dear friend Louis, it is one of the most beautiful comments I ever got for my poetry.Thanks.

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