She is all in one and one in all

She hides not anything, she is a confession.

She belongs to all, a prized possession,

She is always working with neither rest nor respite.

She is a progression, be it arithmetic or geometric.

She cultivates, she is a reaper,

Understands your weaknesses, she is a forgiver

And guides you in moments difficult,

Wise counselor that she is.

 

Nurse, nanny, she cares for you like a naiad,

She is knowledgeable, though sometimes

Naively assuming that the world

Rotates on her right thumb.

Be it nappy or napkin, she folds them

With forensic precision as she believes in neatness.

 

Like manager of a nature reserve,

All are protected in her domain.

She believes in naturopathy

And knows which herb will cure the maladies…….

Mint for stomach upset, aloevera for diabetes,

Drumstick leaves for worm infection

And bitter gourd leaves for

A general cleansing of the blood—–

Are just a few among the many remedies.

 

She may resort to nail-biting temporarily,

Yet, she lingers not in the dark corners of her mind,

Allowing her grief to melt into despair.

With inimitable prowess and indomitable spirit,

She settles her doubts and fears

And starts shining again

Like a nebula in the firmament.

 

Call her by any name, she will respond.

In her lap are found

The treasures of the pleasures

And the pleasures of the treasures.

Touch her, you become light.

Feel her, you become love,

Know her, you are enlightened,

She is all in one and one in all,

She is woman.

 

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.

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