Let us not be left behind

Where power corrupts, poetry cleanses,

Where medicine fails, prayer cures,

Where there is monumental destruction, nature restores

And where man loses hope, God appears.

We are all clear-sightedly realistic,

Whatever be our faith, caste or creed.

We know that we are living in difficult times

And a supernatural intervention is imminent.

Jesus had mentioned that not all will be saved

And indeed, it has to be so for he knows best

How to differentiate between the good and the bad.

He had mentioned that two men will be in the field

And one may be taken and the other left.

And the same applies everywhere, I feel,

Whether urban or rural areas, rich or poor cities,

White or black, literate and illiterate, humble or proud.

Aren’t we all waiting for the rapturous moment

When Christ and Kalki will come,

A wonder to behold, igniting the power of prayer

In our hearts, the strong and the weak,

Those undergoing cardio-pulmonary resuscitation,

Those running in battlefields in precipitation,

Those gathering grains from fields in contemplation

And those thinking of despairing times in lamentation.

There is still time to repent and turn over a new leaf,

Before it is too late to be the chosen ones.

We are indeed living in the days of Noah

And many can be trapped unaware.

Let us be alert, alert of the least detail

Of our ways of thinking and living,

Let us not be left behind.

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.

9 thoughts on “Let us not be left behind

  1. amitapaul

    Leaves me feeling thoroughly sceptical.
    We need to hold our governments accountable and improve our delivery systems

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  2. Pushmaotee Subrun

    Let us be alert, alert of the least detail

    Of our ways of thinking and living,

    Let us not be left behind… when, whose bell will be tolled? We really have to mend our ways of thinking and behaving and be responsible for our safety…not running around in political rallies with no masks on or celebrating events in groups…in such a risky period. let us blame ourselves first and then government…
    Very well written dear poet! We need to mend oir ways…

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