And today I weep

Today, I weep,
I weep for myself
And I weep for humanity.
I succumb to my own weaknesses
Allowing misery to engulf me
While hailstones larger than golf balls
Obliterate my heart writhing in pain.

I weep over the whims and wishes
Of a most avaricious and contentious world
Where callousness and indifference
Make a perfect blend for uncanny
Loathsome thoughts which keep me
Transfixed for hours in my mundanr routine.

I think of the beaten and the battered,
The abducted and the missing,
The shooting and killing,
The drug addicts and the lunatics,
The debilitating agony of humanity,
The world crucified upside down,
And I weep.

I come not with Anthony’s oratorial
Powers on Caesar’s funeral,
I come not with Cleopatra’s charms
To be cynosure of all eyes,
I come not even as the perfect epitome
Of the modern women, in glitz and glamor,
I come here as a simple poetess
And have an empire of my own
Deep within my heart.

My whole empire is weeping
And it will weep every hour of the day
Until peace will be established
On planet earth where all men
Will live like brothers.

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 “And today I weep

  1. Louis Kasatkin

    It is ever the hallmark of a true Poet that their work critically responds to and sheds moral light upon contemporary society.This author does so with exemplary acumen and aplomb.

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    1. pramilakhadun Post author

      Thanks dear friend Louis for this touching and wonderful comment.Humbly honored.

      Reply

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