O slavery, when will you be abolished?

With fate crumbling and tumbling,

Oscillating between doubt and despair,

Humanity is plodding its way, rising and falling,

Towards Nirvana, so unreachable, so unfathomable.


We are all slaves in one way or the other,

Slaves of heartless masters,

Slaves of mangled temptations,

Of unbridled desires,of cults,

Of beliefs, gurus and blind faith,

Of addictions and impending disasters

Where the great spiritual geniuses have faded

And religious leaders are suffering from amnesia,

Forgetting the balance they need to preserve

For the welfare and progress of humanity.


In the pursuit of wealth and comfort,

Man forgot that he has a mind,

Drowned in the ocean of wants and needs,

He forgot that he has a heart

And forgetting the reasons of his existence,

He forgot that he has a soul.

The chains kept suffocating him

And he kept ignoring the chains.

Used to his state of slavery,

He forgot about his freedom.


If only man knew about the powers of his mind,

The bounty of his heart and the depth of his soul,

He would never allow himself to sink

In decay and dereliction, losing all vibrancy.

In his selfishness, he forgot about his innate generosity,

In his coldness, he ignored mankind’s vulnerability

And in his ignorance, he forgot about the indomitable

Spirit and versatility of man……….alas!

Having no eyes to see the chains around

Is one thing

And having eyes and seeing the chains of slavery

And doing no effort to liberate oneself

Is definitely another thing.

O slavery! when will you be abolished?

O man! when will you free yourself?


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.

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