Knowledge Leads From Darkness to Light

Knowledge gained from formal or informal

Education, leads from darkness to light, one and all.

It is extremely enriching,

And to unknown vistas leading.


Knowledge brings mental stimulation,

Becomes a panacea for desperation,

Transporting to other realms, reducing inertia,

And inviting a better persona.


Doubts we can keep at bay, 

And tackle any challenge coming our way,

Even if everything else we lose,

Our newly acquired knowledge will be of use.


With knowledge we learn to be articulate,

And shyness in many professions dissipate, 

Boosting the self-confidence,

And with self-discovery, increase our self-assurance.


With self-esteem, our short term or long-term memory

Improves, with overall improvement of our psychology.

Giving opportunities to reminisce considerably.

Thus, this gracious boon illuminates us everlastingly.


©Pushmaotee Subrun

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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.

4 thoughts on “Knowledge Leads From Darkness to Light

  1. Amita Paul

    “ Tamasor ma Jyotirgamaya “ is one of the first Vedic prayers . It translates literally as “ Lead us not into darkness but into light .”

    One of the most important features of knowledge is that it presents us with many alternatives and so stops us from feeling helpless and hopeless in any situation.

    1. Pushmaotee Subrun Post author

      What a beautiful comment on Knowledge dear poet Amita! Much appreciated!


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