The promise

All love stories were stories to her

But when she fell in love,

All these stories seen in the mirror of life

Turned out to be the highest truths,

The most beautiful truths life could offer.


It is believed that lovers

Count stars in the night

And in the day, castles are made in the mind.

However, he did the abstract paintings at night

And she wrote the poems loaded with sensuality,

Gorgeous in their effects, voluptuously alive.


Her poems had a ravishing beauty

And his paintings serenely flawless.

Both were happy with whatever they did

According to their own convictions and inner beliefs

For they believed more in the needs

Of the heart and the soul

Than the growing needs of the body,

So changing like the seasons,

From fire to frost and from frost to flowers.


And when they met, their silence

Communicated more than words or looks.

It  was like a silence of the desert

Where there are few motions

And motionlessness creates emotions.


Quietly, love grew in their hearts.

The silence of her poems touched

The colors of his paintings

And with each emotion, another hue was added

To their love, just like the color red

Grows slowly but surely on strawberries.


They swam with the whales

Listening to their calls in the deep waters,

Basked in the sun,

Applying scented oil to their naked bodies,

Kisses and pampered each other like children.

They promised not anything to each other

For their love itself was a promise

That could stand the tests of time.


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 promise

    1. pramilakhadun Post author

      Thanks dear Maaya for being such a wonderful friend and always taking the pains of putting nice comments for my poems, really appreciate it.

    1. pramilakhadun Post author

      Thanks dear Vijay for always being present to put lovely comments for my poems, you are a wonderful friend, I appreciate it.


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