Your eyes

When I look in your eyes,

I see a high performance brain behind.

I see the ashes of defeat

Hiding the embers of victory.


They show to me the battles you fought,

Which left a deep and lasting impact

Instrumental in tracing out a route

To shape your creative persona.


I see a treasure trove of memories,

Sweet as well as sour, a great reunion

Of the flavors life has to offer,

Sometimes handsome

And at other times cumbersome.


I see your beautiful dreams,

wondrous sight indeed, stupendous,

Your nonchalance, your fleeting passions

Which no bulldozing will flatten.


I see love in your eyes,

The pain of too much tenderness

Flickering like a candle in the wind.

It takes my breath away.

While you look forlornly at me,

I see sadness profound

You hold my hand

And say in a soft voice Gibran’s words,

‘For even as love crowns you,

So shall he crucify you.’


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.

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