Fixed my flag

Severing ties with my claustrophobic box,

Without a flicker of sympathy,

With neither regret nor remorse,

My higher reason helped me

Discover ultimate love,

The love I was looking for

With tears in my pleading eyes.

I had known the twisting and turning

Adventures of love,

With all the highs and the lows ,

The strands of thoughts sublime,

The dreams and the reveries,

The lucid feelings and touches,

Transmitting glimpses of love,

And the beautiful words playing charade,

Making love so mechanical,

So vacant and so transient,

Like an ocean without a shore.

There was a strong emotion in me,

So desperate was I to release it.

I seemed like a mystery, so hard to demystify.

Like a fire of desire, soft and palpable,

It slept in the grey ashes of my heart.

And when I met you,

It was like a celestial blessing,

Difficult to fathom and hard to speak out.

Similar to a strange metaphysical super reality,

It looked like a juxtaposition

Of the real reality and the surreal.

Sitting by the cool pond in the stone quarry,

I looked at the Nerium Oleander’s

Six-fold symmetry, similar to the star of David.

I said to myself,

‘To a star, my course is set.’

I crossed the oceans

And while the comforting touch

Of your kisses softened my feelings,

I fixed my love’s flag in your heart.

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.

6 thoughts on “Fixed my flag

  1. pramilakhadun Post author

    Thanks dear friend Louis for this wonderful comment which means a lot to me.It is indeed encouraging.

  2. amitapaul

    The poem gives the impression of a seafarer who finds a distant shore to come home to after a long and uncertain quest . The image of the poet sitting a cool pond in a stone quarry and finding enlightenment through contemplation of a Nerium Oleander is particularly striking .


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