Rough seas

Men and women with charisma and personality

Have not always sailed in seas smooth.

They may be medical practitioners, researchers,

Food growers, animal lovers or poets,

All their efforts are geared to perfection and success.

Their journeys would not have gained momentum

If they knew not how to find a way out

Of the narrow corridors of their thoughts.

Sometimes, placid like the acasia,

At other times, tranquil like the oak,

They faced the seismic contours of life,

Always focused on ideals to be achieved.

Like ‘The old man and the sea’ of Ernest Hemingway,

The fish had to be brought ashore by all means.

So many people want to hurt them

And so few willing to heal them,

Yet, wisely, they choose their healers

And the ones they are prepared to suffer for.

They know the difference between

The hooting of the owl

And the sweet songs of the nightingale.

With extraordinary zeal and purpose,

They prepare grounds for a better world,

Not richer, but safer,

Not the glamour and glitter of gold,

But the goodness of human nature

Where cultures are interlaced majestically.

It is the rough sailing in the rough seas

That worked on their thoughts, their actions

And reactions to the changing hues of life

And the absurdity of society’s cliches.

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.

4 thoughts on “Rough seas

  1. amitapaul

    Extraordinary poem. Deep thought has gone into it . It resonated strongly with me . The imagery and the argument harmonise well with one another.

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  2. pramilakhadun Post author

    Thanks dear Amita for this exceptionally lovely comment.I am so glad u loved it.

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  3. Pushmaotee Subrun

    Where cultures are interlaced majestically.

    It is the rough sailing in the rough seas

    That worked on their thoughts, their actions

    And reactions to the changing hues of life…
    Youcannot be more right in your views dear poet…beautiful ink!

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