Never did the flowers say that

They alone made the fruits,

Nor did the roots say to the leaves

That they alone supported the trunk.


Never did the waves raise unsettling questions

To the fish about their existence

And that they depended on the sea alone

In their daily struggle for life.


Never does the wise say to God

That suffering is so painful and man

Lives solely by the joys life has to offer.

He carries his pains like a talisman.


Never did that parrot ruffling its plumage

Ask the ivy and its inflorescence

About its love for sunlight and its warmth.


Never did the archaeologists ask

How the ancient Egyptians managed

To place the great pyramid of Giza

At the exact center of

All land mass on earth.


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.

12 thoughts on “Never

  1. suzette portes san jose

    never reveals the boldness of the unseen… an eloquent flow of meaning… wonderfully written words my dear Pramila… <3

  2. Nalini Srivastava

    The verse creates the thought in mind that why we petty humans need to claim everything whereas nature never does so.


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