If you aim nothing, you hit nothing.

If you aim nothing, you hit nothing.

Simply for glories expecting,

No effort making,

Disillusioned you will be.

Of this rest assured, a lazy drone don’t be!

Miracles happen to those who burn the midnight oil,

Who sweat for it, toil and moil.


Aim high always,

Following the right path always,

Then and only then, hits expect to welcome,

And successful you will become.

The fable of the grasshopper

And the ant, remember.

That’s lesson for life not to go asunder.


@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.

2 thoughts on “If you aim nothing, you hit nothing.

  1. amitapaul

    A didactic poem written in an exhortatory style emohasing the need for hard work and sincerity for achieving success in life.


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