The indifference that hurts

How long will we live behind the veil of illusion

Waiting for the miraculous transition

To free us from our self-imposed prisons

As says Camus, a writer by ramification.


We might be the prisoners of time,

Dashedly insensitive, with fading verve

And a shaky vitality, neither sought

Nor solicited, suffering resiliently.


We don’t have to go to vertiginous heights

To see how man is fretting and fuming

Like the oceans lost in their own tides.

We need neither fine choreography

Nor calculated cinematography

To depict sanity versus lunacy.


The world is going mad and sad.

Nothing is working out to enoble

The human spirit, neither aged proverbs

Nor allegories and not even poems bearing

The stamp of poets’ indelible acumen.


Stars collide and out of their crashing

New worlds are formed, said Charlie Chaplin.

Down here brothers are colliding against brothers

Deforming what has been formed by forefathers.

And the rest of the world

Is so indifferent.

It is an  indifference that hurts.


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 “The indifference that hurts

  1. VijayNair

    An incisive,introspective poem on man’s spiritual and intellectual degeneration in the Age of Indifference.Excellent!

    1. pramilakhadun Post author

      Thanks my dear Vijay for this lovely comment, and thanks for understanding my inner feelings about humanity.Stay blessed.

  2. pramilakhadun Post author

    Thanks dear nr_67 for this mind blowing comment which makes my heart so happy.Stay blessed.


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