Push a little harder

When I look at the fields and the fawns,

The vibrant and engaging voices

Of the labourers working under the sun

And the golden crops swaying in the breeze,

I think of nature

Which must have said to man,

Push it a little harder.


When the child is sulking in silence

Seeking for neither fortune nor favor,

And caressing her pristine plumage

With a sense of self-pity and lack of love,

God says to the mother,

Take care of the child,

All she needs is love,

Push it a little harder.


When the power of creation

Strikes the scientist’s mind

And his indefatigable quest for creation,

While his wife knits a long-sleeve sweater,

A voice gently says to him,

Push it a little harder.


When the lover is lost

In the fabulous glory of his love,

Grown mellow with age,

He compares the contemporaneity

With the antiquity of the art of love making.

He arouses another vein of creativity

While his ladylove softly whispers

With a deep moan in her voice,

Push it a little harder.


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.

8 thoughts on “Push a little harder

  1. Maaya Dev

    Slice of life painted with raw words from different angles and aspects. A pleasant composition with an underlying glare of philosophy. Enjoyed it Pramila. I think there is a (TYPO) occurred in the first line., you may re edit it. 🙂

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