Rough seas

Men and women with charisma and personality

Have not always sailed in smooth seas.

They may be medical practitioners, researchers,

Food growers, animal lovers or poets,

All their efforts are geared to perfection and success.


Their journey would not have gained momentum

If they knew not how to find a way out

Of the narrow corridors of their thoughts.

Sometimes placid like the acacia,

At other times tranquil like the oak,

They faced the seismic contours of life,

Always focused on the ideals to be achieved,

Like ‘The old man and the sea’ of Ernest Hemingway,

The fish has to be brought ashore by all means.


So many people want to hurt them

And so few willing to heal them,

Yet, wisely, they choose their healers

And the ones they are prepared to suffer

For they know the difference between

The hooting of the owl

And the songs sweet of the nightingale.


With extraordinary zeal and purpose,

They prepare grounds for a better world,

Not richer, but safer,

Not the glittering gold

But the goodness of human nature,

Where cultures are interlaced majestically.


It is the rough sailing in the rough seas

That worked on their thoughts, their actions

And reactions to the changing hues of life,

The absurdity of society’s cliches

With uncompromising clear sightedness,

Exerting a far reaching influence

On the people of their times.




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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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