And yet, all are so helpless

Hiking and skiing adventures

Have always given me rapturous delight.

Bathed in these immense emotions,

I think of global warming

And the damages we are doing

To the Amazon rain forest,

The great barrier reef,

The Antarctic and the Rhone Glacier.

The sea is rising every year

With the melting of icebergs.

Questions loom to my mind,

The first one being,

‘Will our children and grandchildren

Forgive us and our irresponsibilities?’

Aren’t we producing more than we need?

Will our greed cease or grow more and more?

The uncharted oceanic depths,

The unknown geographies,

The heart of forests and deserts

That cast a light on the divine

Are all hiding from us,

Fearing our limitless exploitations.

The quizzical gaze of grazing cows,

The soldiers with blistering and bleeding feet,

The beach-comber on the sandy shore,

The windswept fields and the busy bees

All know the karmic path of man

And yet, all are so helpless.

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.

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