Great Girl

Dear great girl,

My heart writhes in pain,

My mind brimming with memories,

I want to say goodbye to you.

It may be that I will not see you again,

It may be that I will neither be able

To kiss nor touch our baby

Who is gloriously growing

In your rich womb.


Great girl, I love you.

It is a lifetime love.

I feel no man loved a woman

The way I love you.

I love you and always will.

My love for you is etched deep

In my soul, in my heart.


I feel I am a surrendering soul.

However each receding tide

Gives way to a new one.

Great girl, don’t let your dreams die.

Nourish and nurse them, protect them,

And do those things which

You feel are right and should be done.

It is the longest goodbye, great girl



Pramila Khadun

Dear readers, kindly note that it is after listening to a letter read by Prince Charles that I was inspired to write this poem. In fact, the letter was addressed by a First World War soldier to his wife.He never saw his wife and baby and passed away quietly fighting for his country.




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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.

4 thoughts on “Great Girl

  1. Maya Dev

    A very touchinhg renditions capturing the true heart of the soldier’s deep emotions, desparations and dreams……..


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