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Daily Prompt – Above

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When death hovers above me

knocking at my door,

whispering my name,

to take me on a journey beyond,

I wonder what I will feel?

Will I look back at life, content

or will it be a bagful of regret?

Will I raise a toast to life’s beautiful moments

or feel, could have let go of tiffs, to create more of them?

Will I be happy at the wealth amassed

or will the balance tilt in favor of my kind deeds?

Will I be remembered for my achievements

or for the smiles I brought to people’s faces?

Will I be able to allay my fears of death

or embrace it with open arms?

 

These questions often makes me pause and tread differently!

48 comments on “Daily Prompt – Above

  1. Beautiful poem and superbly written

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  2. Ssameera :)
    March 2, 2018

    I have those questions too. Beautifully written Radhika.😘

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    • radhikasreflection
      March 2, 2018

      Glad to hear that Sameera. Its really important we asks ourselves these questions so that we can grow to be a person who is humane and happy!

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      • Ssameera :)
        March 2, 2018

        Exactly.😊😊

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  3. vidur sahdev
    March 2, 2018

    This is such a beautiful contemplation, Radhika. Loved the closing lines…it does change perceptions and actions.

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  4. Ridhima
    March 2, 2018

    These questions linger in my head too… But no one knows what it really feels when story of ones life is about to end… Beautifully written Radhika☺

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    • radhikasreflection
      March 2, 2018

      One has to reach that point to experience it Ridhima. But I have seen some who are paranoid and insecure about it while others who gracefully accept it. So I guess, intermittent introspection helps 🙂

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  5. DeepikasRamblings
    March 2, 2018

    The unknown realm of death often keeps us intrigued..
    Well written and a nice take on the prompt 👍

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  6. Dahlia
    March 2, 2018

    A thought provoking piece and beautifully penned 🙂

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  7. boundlessblessingsblog
    March 2, 2018

    Brilliant composition of words on Above, Radhika. Even I think on these lines and question myself at times. Great thoughts.

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  8. Rupali
    March 2, 2018

    Thought provoking words Radhika.

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  9. Infinite Living
    March 2, 2018

    These are beautiful thoughts that most of us are in denial about. You have put them together thought-provokingly. I do ponder upon how content I would be when it is time.

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    • radhikasreflection
      March 3, 2018

      That’s a question difficult to answer for us at this stage. But if we are in general content about our lives, it guess it becomes easier later. This is a topic where not much is known about and it is going to be very personal and different for each of us. Thanks Pragalbha sharing your thoughts.

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      • Infinite Living
        March 4, 2018

        Yes very true. It is something we can keep living for. You are very welcome, Radhika.

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  10. thewritewomanblog
    March 2, 2018

    There are quite moments when these thoughts fleet by too. The other world continues to be a mystery in spite of all the advancement and that makes death dark and mysterious. May be we should let these thoughts go and enjoy these precious moments of life.

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    • radhikasreflection
      March 2, 2018

      Enjoy it in such a way that when at the threshold of death, you can smile back on the beautiful footprints you left behind with contented happiness! Thanks dear Pranitha 🙂

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      • thewritewomanblog
        March 2, 2018

        Oh yes, as the lines go, we all come into this world crying…there are few who leave this world smiling!

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  11. calmkate
    March 2, 2018

    Very well written and profound 🙂
    I did hospice work for years and I do know that we need to live every day like it’s our last and that we need to prepare for our death. For example have a will and advanced health directives, etc then we can get on enjoying life knowing that we are ready for that knock!

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  12. kenza
    March 2, 2018

    Thank you. Beautiful words.

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  13. balroop2013
    March 2, 2018

    Radhika, your questions and the response of readers amaze me…most of the people don’t harbor any thoughts about ‘death’ or think it is far away…wouldn’t come too soon! I have an 80 year old blogger friend who hopes to live another 20 years!!
    Wonderfully penned poem.

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    • radhikasreflection
      March 3, 2018

      Thank you so much Balroop. Through the feedback from fellow bloggers I was happy to understand that many of them do reflect on this. That’s really so important for our emotional and spiritual growth. A change in perspective often works wonders.

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  14. soiba
    March 3, 2018

    Beautifully written, the same questions bother me too sometimes, I don’t know if we’ll ever find the answer but I think we should just try to find happiness in small things in this life and leave other uncontrollable things to fate 🙂

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    • radhikasreflection
      March 3, 2018

      Absolutely Soiba. A series of small beautiful moments weave a memorable garland while we reach our end. So we should strive to make that possible. Thanks so much!

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  15. Jyotirmoy Sarkar
    March 3, 2018

    This one is really a big question what we will feel when death will hug us or the people have felt who have passed away and its also true that all the thoughts you have mentioned in your poem will hover in our minds.
    Very nicely penned.Loved it a lot.

    Can relate with this poem very deeply for certain reason.

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    • radhikasreflection
      March 3, 2018

      Thank you Jyotirmoy. As we grow we do contemplate on these questions. Maybe a family member who has been through this phase makes us contemplate on it. Appreciate your thoughts here.

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  16. rishhu
    March 3, 2018

    This is good poetry, posed with our musings about life, and things that make it worthy? We do tend to forget the process, while living for our goals. The poem was philosophical, deep and touched upon things that should matter to very human who desires a fulfilled life. What;s out true calling? Beautiful!

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    • radhikasreflection
      March 3, 2018

      Thank you Rishhu. Kind of getting more philosophical in life now. So these questions do keep popping up. The mind is in the quest to find answers to some elusive thoughts 🙂

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  17. Piyali
    March 3, 2018

    I guess these questions haunt everyone. Beautiful poem Radhika

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  18. Moushmi Radhanpara
    March 3, 2018

    This poem touched me immensely today, it certainly was wonderful but I just heard about someone’s death and this makes me ponder more.

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  19. Ali
    March 3, 2018

    Wonderful thoughts. We should always keep these in mind.

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  20. almeidadepaulo
    March 4, 2018

    Well written Radhika!!!

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  21. Sifar
    March 4, 2018

    And i will also think what is going to happen to me next!!!! The ultimate realisation…the moment of truth! Is it going to be whatever has been told to me all along in my life or is it going to be something else…something which will render everyone’s version of the ultimate truth a pathetic lie!!…and that something if somehow can be conveyed back to the stupid world then will solve most of its problems…but the one-way journey will never let it happen!! Alas!
    Great post!! 👍

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  22. Kunal Thakore
    March 5, 2018

    Wow, impressive! And thought provoking!

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