When Christ and Krishna cried

We are sure the thought-provoking luminaries,

Cutting-edge visionaries and tireless researchers

Must be pondering on how our lives

Have changed in unimaginable proportion.

We are convinced that everybody who plays a crucial role

In helping people live their lives expansively

Must be wondering with a delicate sense

Of moral concern and a necessary sense of urgency

That something serious has to be done

Before we all sink down with brows cloudy.

Dazed and confused, with face sad and sombre,

I walked alone in the valleys where tower

The cotton trees, in faith and not in fear.

Suddenly, I saw a light on top,

With a compelling power of attraction.

Looking carefully, I saw Christ and Krishna

Sitting close to each other, fingers intertwined,

Like inseparable twins who are alike and think alike.

There was a deep silence, I joined my hands and prayed.

I felt mysteriously heart-broken

Seeing their tears trickling down.

I walked a few steps closer to them

And the light became brighter.

Christ wiped Krishna’s tears

And Krishna wiped Christ’s tears.

I sat close to them sobbing lamentably.

They wiped my tears as well.

‘Do not cry Mama,’ Christ said lovingly

And Krishna whispered in my ears,

‘Mama, where there is life, there is hope.’

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.

9 thoughts on “When Christ and Krishna cried

  1. Suma K Gopal

    Very creative, dramatic piece!
    Great ending, which reads fine even if it is: “where there is hope, there is life…!”


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