Ms Neelam Saxena Chandra


(Ms. Neelam Saxena Chandra ji is a well-known author. She has been honoured with many international/national/ regional level awards. We are extremely thankful to Ms. Neelam ji for permitting us to share her excellent poems with our readers. We will be sharing her poems on every Thursday. Ms. Neelam Saxena Chandra ji is  an Additional Divisional Railway Manager,Indian Railways, Pune Division. Her beloved genre is poetry. Today we present her poem “Destiny.  This poem  is from her book “The Frozen Evenings”.)

☆ Weekly column  Poetic World of Ms. Neelam Saxena Chandra # 26

☆ Destiny ☆

Destiny does its deathly dance-

We remain but a slave in front of the master,

While it secretly rejoices!


Karna, the man with kavach and kundal,

Was the best trained, equipped,

As a warrior.

With Sun God as his father,

Well trained by Parshurama,

Possessing Indrastra,

He appeared invincible.


But when destiny decided to destroy him,

He gave his kavach and kundal inalms,

Indrastra got used for killing Ghatotkacha,

His chariot got stuck in the mud due to a curse

Of one of his earlier lives,

He couldn’t use Brahmastra

Since he forgot its handling due to another curse

And was killed by Arjuna, despite his requesting Krishna

To halt the war.


Feeble we are,

Helpless we remain in front of destiny;

Efforts to train, inspire, prepare,

Are all futile!


© Ms. Neelam Saxena Chandra

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