Replenishing the self

If love is like a balm,

Which brings much calm,

Why not go deep in our hearts, our inward world,

And start nurturing that inner world,

Revitalising our batteries,

 Being subjected to continuous challenges.


Isn’t it high time to reconnect

With that precious aspect?

Of ourselves we haven’t thought lately.

Why not do something we enjoy, freshly?

Like in the air of nature breathing,

 And among the trees and fields walking?


Doing so is ideally healing,

Instead of in daily life engaging,

For pleasures can sometimes

Lead to negative consequences.

Hence, we need to free ourselves

From invisible traps, and bring freshness in ourselves.


Breathing new life in us,

Let us experience wellness,

Mentally, physically,



And spiritually. 


©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.

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