Hard Work

Hard work

The old adage ‘we reap what we sow’

Has been proved a thousand times to be so.

Hard work is that which matters most.

It pays ultimately though at a cost.

So, let’s try and try till we succeed.

And provide our need.

However little we accomplish today,

The little that we do, will accumulate someday.

No need to compete with others,

Why with competition bother

Or feel that we have not achieved?

The lord has perceived

Our dedication

And our devotion

What matters is that we have tried

And strived

Sincerely and whole heartedly to provide

And despite hard circumstances, to abide

By hard work and discipline and perseverance

To the limit of endurance.

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About Pushmaotee Subrun

Pushmaotee Fowdur Subrun was born in 1949 in Mauritius. She pursued higher studies in Delhi University where she graduated in English. For the past forty-four years she has worked in secondary schools, seven years of which she spent in Masvingo, Zimbabwe, teaching English in an army school. She completed her PGCE at the Mauritius Institute of Education in 1993. After her retirement, she was a member of the Council of the University of Mauritius for three years. She is currently a reader and editor in the Ministry of Arts and Culture. She has written one novel, one play and Short Stories and Fables. Her poems have featured in Setu Magazine, ‘Poetry and Creativity’ and in Atunis Poetry.

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