The answers of life

By the lake, by the sea, by the spring,

My breakdown turns into a breakthrough,

I forget the jungle of lies and deceit.

It is a defining moment for me

And I feel I am looking for something.

By the hill, on the mountain, in great fields fallow,

All pent up feelings empty out.

I forget all and feel like a snowflake

Dancing in the cool breeze while

Tiny drops of tears touch the grass.

I start looking for that thing again.

By the corn fields where flowers grow wild,

Birds chirp joyously and sheep graze quietly,

The shepherd looks at the setting sun

While his dog is resting before starting

The long journey that will take him back home.

I feel I am as happy and contemplative

As the shepherd and his dog, always ready to serve.

Again, I start looking for that thing.

I sit down, like Buddha, and start journeying

Within my inner self and the quest starts.

I think of life and its travails, of men and women

Leading their weary way in narrow corridors.

I think of the shastras, mantras, tantras and yantras

And slowly, like a lotus plant opening its petals,

My mind blends with my soul and I get

The long awaited answers of my search.

I smile and say to myself,

We are such a beautiful universe

And deep within us are found

All the answers of life.

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.

6 thoughts on “The answers of life

  1. Amita Paul

    A contemplative poem floating like a thought – lotus on the stream of the consciousness of the poet. It contains both the quest- question and the goal – answer within itself .

    1. pramilakhadun Post author

      Thanks dear Amita for this kind and wonderful comment, indeed delighted to read it.

    1. pramilakhadun Post author

      Thanks dear Vijay for your wonderful analysis of my poem. Life is great and worth living.


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