What if ?

A single major catastrophe

Could alter fundamentally all our lives

At any time,any day.

Since most people have not experienced

Such a catastrophe

During their lifetime,

Most take it for granted

That there never will be one.

This is what we call normalcy bias,

Lulling us into a false sense

Of complacency.


Let us ask some questions——

Is the Russian Ruble about to collapse?

Is there a race of the superpowers

To see which currency

Will collapse first?

Will laptops in a near future cost

As much as dustbins do now?

Are we due to confront

A mini Ice Age?


My thinking prowess does set

Sometimes a platform fair for thoughts.

Think of the insatiable hunger

Of mankind whose wants have no limits,

Think of the ills faced by nations

And the inequalities that are rampant.

Think of the existential questions

And look at the waxing and the waning

Of the moon.


What if an asteroid

Hit the earth, causing a world-wide Tsunami,

Emptying the sea surface

And making the land watery.

What if we had a polar shift,

The north shifting to South

and the South being pulled to the North?


Think of the continents splitting

And the Atlantis rising, catapulted,

The mythical method?

Think of————–

What if?


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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