My story

When I was born, I was writhing in pain.

However, I started rotating on my axis

And released life in all forms

Just like a rose releases fragrance.


Nature at her best nurtured myriad

Forms of life, small and big, amphibians,

Carnivores, herbivores,omnivores,

And like an enchantress, I attracted them

To the beauties of life and reasons for existence.

I had the fabulous melon smile

And compassion came to me uncalled.


With time, man failed to realize

That the universe, in all her manifestations

Is alive like a thinking animal.

The lid came off several times to show

The innumerable harm being done to environment.

Man took notice, knew that a progressive

Country needs change and yet,

Little did he think that every action

Is followed by a reaction.


His greed, his mad race, his wars,

Are leading him to his downfall,

And with him nature is degrading.

The icebergs are melting, bees disappearing,

Millions of fish dying on the shores,

The Pacific threatened, the sea level rising,

Landslides, floods, earthquakes, tornadoes, cyclones,

Temperatures rising, volcanoes erupting,

To mention but a few.


Is this the reward that my children

Will give to me when I am supplying all to them?

I am smiling forlornly

With a sadness incomprehensible.

In a faint voice, I am saying day and night,

Wake up my children.

This is my story and reading it,

Let your tears join mine

To give a little solace

To my weakened soul.


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 “My story

  1. pramilakhadun Post author

    Thanks dear Vijay for the beautiful comment, I am glad you liked it as always. Thanks.


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