From Sickening Earthly Cares Rise


What is ailing you dear? Your heart is broken? Poor darling!

Give me a hug! Listen! This broken heartedness, to the wind fling!

Now, now, nobody will do it for you my dear, but yourself.

So, revitalise your battery, replenish your inner self,

For all of us are subject to continuous challenges in life.

Cast away the chains of yester years.

Think of now with cheer. And stop shedding those tears!


When you think your days of existence are limited,

Why not opt each day to be light-hearted?

There is so much to be grateful for,

Show your appreciation and gratitude therefore,

Admire God’s universe, take time to appreciate,

Immerse in the radiant sunrise, the peaceful sunset,

Admire and rejoice at the divine beauty!

Think that your troubles are temporary, so kick back to reality.


There is nothing more inspiring than the doctrine

That man is the integral part of the universal spirit, so, trust Him

Trust your creator, implore the Lord Almighty,

Have the heart to open up and pray fervently.

Stop your tears, from sickening earthly cares, rise,

Yes, from debilitating earthly cares rise,

Peace will be thine, to heave a thousand euphoric sighs.


Indeed, transport yourself to higher realms.

Infusing your spirit, creating a heavenly ambiance,

To bounce back from what knocks you down terribly,

Getting up and going about, bravely,

And surprisingly, the Lord will bless you abundantly,

With a more reliable, loving partner, to embrace you warmly.


©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.

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