Midnight moments

When the world is plunged in sleep deep,

I sit on a sea-swept shore

And think of the havoc that covid-19

Is doing to humanity.

It is midnight.

The beautiful moon, untouched by Covid

Is not rejoicing her safe plight.

She is sad and shedding tears of grief.

The clouds, seeing her, cry out their hearts

And the rain drenches my naked body.

I look at the trees

Which are much older than me,

They speak out words of wisdom

With an uncompromising faithfulness to humanity.

In complete unison, they cry,

‘May man be protected from harm.’

While the stars commune silently,

Their sombre faces looking

At the debility of many men and women,

Undergoing a canny experience with Covid-19,

I walk back home carrying the weight

Of midnight moments, while the transparent

mysterious night starts embracing

The beautiful hours of the morning.

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.

2 thoughts on “Midnight moments

    1. pramilakhadun Post author

      Thanks dear Amita for your great words which set a broad smile on my lips. Happy moments for me


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