What I would like to redress

Going down memory lane regretfully,

Acts committed recklessly,

Torment me mentally.

Given the opportunity

To redress the situation, I would readily

Resort to imploring for forgiveness

To my mum, full of blessedness

Towards me, in raining tenderness.

I would lend my ears to her in all earnestness,

And not be lost in my playfulness,

Or heedlessness.

Oh yes, I would ease her burden of daily activities,

Instead of being lost in my caprices.


I wish I had learned much earlier to pray fervently,

To have stronger faith to be guided rightly,

And on intrigues, having more awareness,

To avoid falsehood, insincerity and callousness,

In my relationships, with much more wariness.

Well, better late than never,

After several storms learned lessons later,

I hope for ever,

To avoid traps or further danger.

Goodness me!

May I keep on learning avidly!


©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.

2 thoughts on “What I would like to redress

  1. Amita Paul

    Simple rhymes on the journey of life with some regrets and some longing to set right past oversights but most of full of an earnest longing to be forever open to new learning .


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