radhikasreflection

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We live in a world of opposites….

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Material wealth defines success

lack of it brands you a failure.

Nature gifts us with bounties

we cruelly plunder her bare.

People cling to us when the going is good

but abandon us in our bad times.

We love holding on to the past

and worry about our future.

Passing on the blame is easy

failing to take up the  responsibility, is a challenge.

Education gives us knowledge

but ignorance of values still remains.

We get so busy trying to copy our idol

that we forget to be an original.

Gadgets virtually connect us across the globe,

yet there is total disconnect in person.

Enamored by the fake facade people put on,

we fail to recognize the real inner beauty.

Chasing shallow illusionary goals

the deep meaning of life eludes us.

 

58 comments on “We live in a world of opposites….

  1. Train Today to Reap Tomorrow
    January 29, 2018

    Best of both world or not…depends on how we readers are looking or reading it. Nice one !

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Megha's World
    January 29, 2018

    Radhika, this is such a beautiful coincidence I just finished a poem based on contrasts and contradictions.

    Liked by 2 people

  3. DeepikasRamblings
    January 29, 2018

    Beautiful composition Radhika !! Loved it 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Jayshree
    January 29, 2018

    Beautiful 🌹

    Liked by 2 people

  5. delphini510
    January 29, 2018

    Radhika, you have with strong and sure hand highlighted the many false values
    that rule a big part of the world. Thankfully not all.
    Every line carries truth but I pray it is not the whole truth as we are – I believe – many people out there that seek the true values both within ourselves and others.
    That form a basis for growth of the good and nourishing.
    🌹 miriam

    Liked by 1 person

    • radhikasreflection
      January 29, 2018

      Well yes Miriam. I have only tried to bring out the eroding values in people with the progression of time. Today we do have very many people who restore our faith in the good with their selfless and sincere deeds. It’s only because of such wonderful people that the world balances itself despite diluted principles of people at large. Happy that you shared your thought 💖

      Liked by 1 person

  6. arlene
    January 29, 2018

    Beautiful!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Abhay
    January 29, 2018

    Reality in each line, Good one Radhika Ji!

    Liked by 1 person

  8. shambhavi31
    January 29, 2018

    Wow! Its lovely.😊
    What an irony indeed! We do live in world of opposites even though we try hard to find the similarities the contrast refuses to hide. 🙂

    Liked by 3 people

  9. boundlessblessingsblog
    January 29, 2018

    Absolutely agree totally with this wonderful poem, Radhika and the last two lines ‘Chasing shallow illusionary goals, the deep meaning of life eludes us’ sums up the illusionary world that we are living it.

    Liked by 1 person

  10. kiranmag
    January 29, 2018

    Beautifully arranged opposite words with a deep meaning …good morning Radhika didi

    Liked by 2 people

  11. soiba
    January 29, 2018

    True words, well-written 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  12. myexpressionofthoughtsblog
    January 29, 2018

    Beautiful piece of write up. You never fail to impress these readers

    Liked by 1 person

  13. jackie's wild heart
    January 29, 2018

    Beautiful

    Liked by 1 person

  14. Rupali
    January 29, 2018

    Wonderful piece.

    Liked by 1 person

  15. vishalbheeroo
    January 29, 2018

    This poem expresses so much about gratitude, fake life or gadget, emotional connect with souls. It’s beautiful, deep, intense and honest at the same time.

    Liked by 1 person

    • radhikasreflection
      January 29, 2018

      Thanks Vishal. Its sad today we are surrounded by such people and believe the fake mask they put on to be true.

      Like

  16. daneelyunus
    January 29, 2018

    Nice one Radhika

    Liked by 1 person

  17. Megala
    January 29, 2018

    Beautifully woven words of opposites !

    Liked by 1 person

  18. Moushmi Radhanpara
    January 29, 2018

    Lately I have been thinking about it a lot; the mere meaninglessness and shallowness of life.
    You composed the thoughts really well. The irony sticks with me!!

    Liked by 2 people

    • radhikasreflection
      January 29, 2018

      Thanks Moushmi. Yes the irony makes us contemplate on the direction of false belief, in which we are heading!

      Liked by 1 person

  19. Infinite Living
    January 30, 2018

    You have done this so well and beautifully. I find absolute truth in your composition!

    Liked by 2 people

  20. Speechless ma’am. You always teach reality so beautifully.

    Liked by 2 people

  21. balroop2013
    January 30, 2018

    Life is indeed a combination of contradictions…where there is love, there is indifference, pain, abandonment. Light and darkness lose their significance without each other and relationships seem hollow without efforts to make them lovable. Real meaning of success unfolds itself only after we face failures. 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

    • radhikasreflection
      January 30, 2018

      Well said Balroop. Life is woven over a carpet of contradictions which is quite ironical at times. We need to learn and grow!

      Like

  22. Mukhamani
    January 30, 2018

    Wonderful 🙂 So true

    Liked by 2 people

  23. Shiva Malekopmath
    February 1, 2018

    There should be opposites, we cannot say there can be.
    You have used the should be in its proper sense.
    Thumbs Up! Radhika!!
    Shiva

    Like

  24. thewritewomanblog
    February 5, 2018

    At first I thought that they were many prompts made into a poem and a re-read made me realize that you have given meaning and life to antonyms with your beautiful poem, Radhika.

    Liked by 1 person

  25. Ridhima
    February 8, 2018

    Radhika every line of your poem was worth reading. Especially “we get so busy to copy our idol that we forget to be original.” Keep it up!!

    Liked by 2 people

  26. LIFE BEYOND IMAGINATION
    February 14, 2018

    You are right… Material world have dualism. The duality of positive-negative, good-bad, happy-sad and so on always exists… but life is blissful when a person creates bridge between two extreme polarities… Duality have no opposites.. it have just two polarities.. The duality is thesis and antithesis… just take LOVE & HATE.. you have love and hate. Love is the thesis, hate is the antithesis; and most people die caught in the struggle, conflict, between the two. They are never able to see that there is a subtle connection between love and hate; that they are not two energies but one energy having two polarities. They are just like the negative and positive in electricity -but it is electricity all the same… Life is complete in its wholeness… 🙂

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