I can’t understand this

Billions of dollars are being spent

To look for life on other planets

And trillions spent to kill life

On this one.

I can’t understand this.


With hearts parched, tear-etched faces,

Blowing rings of hope

In the midst of despair,

Many are eating dry bread with a tangy chutney,

While others are tasting wine

From the best of vines

Along with grilled meat and sauce

And baked potatoes.

I can’t understand this.


Cesspool of wickedness, filth and corruption,

Poverty, partiality, pollution and devastation,

The fury of war, the scheming puppeteers,

The cacophonies and atrocities around us,

Engulfing us while the delights

Of the wicked know no bounds.

I can’t understand this.


The simplicity of life turned into complexity,

Sins descending like a swarm of locusts,

Virtue dying in the bud and vice flourishing,

Youth left to themselves, the old ill-treated,

I can’t understand this.


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 “I can’t understand this

  1. ramesh rai

    It’s a great job and most poignant write. A great wastage of time and natural resources are being explored in the name of progress. Thanks for sharing this grand piece. Regards.


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