I asked

I asked the dog,
‘What is your religion?’
‘Faithfulness’, he answered.
I asked the cat,
‘What is the color of your skin?’
The cat purred gently and whispered,
‘No color, we do not believe in color
For it brings division.’
I asked the sheep,
‘What is your gender?’
‘Male, yet, males and females
Are all equal.’
I asked the tigress,
‘Which God do you pray?’
‘We pray to the God seated
In our hearts for we believe not
In the outside God
Which creates hatred
For each other,
Bringing wars and disasters.’
I saw the lion coming with sure steps.
I looked at him in the eyes and asked,
‘What is your caste?’
The lion roared and said,
‘We animals have no caste,
We are not foolish and stupid
Like human beings
Who think they are the superior animals.
We are all one
And we stay away
From your madding crowd.

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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