Since girlhood, triumph over triumph,

Petty victories over siblings kept me afloat with oomph.

Came schooling, with much success,

Making me cherish my cargo of happiness.

I tried with might and main, my joys to harness,

Strongly to tether the triumphant moments,

Deeply in the inner core of my existence. 

Seen it tempest tossed a hundred times,

Shaken, challenged, bruised,

Mocked, insulted, belittled,

But, like the phoenix I have risen to build my boat of life,

Despite innumerable strife.

Hazards presented often but my efforts were not in vain,

Though came thunder, lightning and rain.

With more patience, with more tolerance

With assiduity, and endurance,

Managed to salvage and celebrated my coveted triumphs.

A successful career added to my trophies of triumph,

In the journey of my life,

As a daughter, educator, wife, mother,

Bearing sweet fruits as grandmother.

To be crowned now with love, confidence,

And gifted by the Gracious Lord some plus years,

To go to greater triumphs in the world of soulful beauty,

Blissful serenity, on the wings of Poesy.


©Pushmaotee Subrun

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About Pushmaotee Subrun

Pushmaotee Fowdur Subrun was born in 1949 in Mauritius. She pursued higher studies in Delhi University where she graduated in English. For the past forty-four years she has worked in secondary schools, seven years of which she spent in Masvingo, Zimbabwe, teaching English in an army school. She completed her PGCE at the Mauritius Institute of Education in 1993. After her retirement, she was a member of the Council of the University of Mauritius for three years. She is currently a reader and editor in the Ministry of Arts and Culture. She has written one novel, one play and Short Stories and Fables. Her poems have featured in Setu Magazine, ‘Poetry and Creativity’ and in Atunis Poetry.

6 thoughts on “Triumphs

  1. Amita Paul

    What an uplifting post ! It’s a mini autobiography and a brave saga of triumph . The inversions and the somewhat forced rhymes distract attention from the main theme. Still , a very engaging poem .

    1. Pushmaotee Subrun Post author

      Wow, I feel blessed by your very inspiring comment dear poet! Thanks so very much!


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