The other journey

With face round and rubicund,

I crossed the Rubicon,

Leaving the rubbish, the rubble and the ruckus

To take care of themselves.


I have no safety deposit box, no safety lamp,

No safety belt, safety measure or safety valve,

And yet, I feel so safe, like a sunflower

Dazzling yellow in yellow sunshine.


Mind brimming with memories,

Sweet and sour, a melange incredible

And formidable, that stood the test of time,

I emerge with wings to fly with the winds.


I led a rich life of my own,

Powerful and motivating,

With resonances mellifluous,

Like ruched curtains, each fold

Adding beauty and grace to the other.


I never yielded to the bare and barren

And yet learning a lesson

With every time and tide,

Always close to those men and women

Of a rare intellectual caliber,

Of past, present and future,

Where our higher consciousness

Kissed and touched each other,

Immortalizing and eulogizing the sacredness

Of such relationships which like ships

Choose their destinations and the harbors

To set their anchors in the deep blue waters.


And now,another journey will start anytime.

If this journey was engaging and rewarding,

The other journey as well will be enriching.

Come what may, with a smile,

I will cross the horizon line

Where the rainbows shine

In colors fine.


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.

11 thoughts on “The other journey

  1. shamsher

    The other journey is a contemplative poem with and based on some comparative node . A stupendous attempt by the author .

  2. Sunila K

    Voice of a strong woman who has stood the test of time and is confident to be so beyond time and space.. beautifully penned, Pramilaji..


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