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Strokes of Courage!

Children Multicolored Hand Paint


Wavering fragile lines

alter to being resolute,

illegible scribbles and scrawls

transformed into stylized writings,

wings of fear clipped

to soar into the open skies,

meek submission develops

to an emphatic No,

the societal molds shed

to being You,

standing steadfast

against swaying temptations,

to own up responsibility

for a wrong doing,

leaving behind the comfort zone

to swim against the tide.

Filled with these strokes of courage

the canvas of life paints picture

evolving into an

aesthetic masterpiece

with a metamorphosed soul!


V.J’s weekly challenge #92 : Behind

Eugi’s weekly prompt : Courage

55 comments on “Strokes of Courage!

  1. Haroon Mirza
    April 15, 2020


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  2. Indira
    April 15, 2020

    Fine guidance for growing up, Radhika!
    One poem for to promptsโ€ฆexcellent!

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  3. boundlessblessingsblog
    April 15, 2020

    Beautiful poetic words so well composed, Radhika and loved the picture too.

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  4. Narendra Nayak
    April 15, 2020

    Truly beautiful words, R! It does take courage to wade into the waves, swimming away from the shore into the deeps where the unknown awaits โ€“ itโ€™s just you and your conviction, your faith in your abilities and the determination to succeedโ€ฆ

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  5. A Curious Mind
    April 15, 2020

    Loved it!! โค๏ธ

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  6. paeansunplugged
    April 15, 2020

    Wonderfully expressed, Radhika! It does take courage to come into your own. โค๏ธ

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  7. -Eugenia
    April 15, 2020

    Beautiful and encouraging piece, radhika. It takes courage to move forward with our lives, but we can do it with the right mindset. Thank you for joining in.

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  8. Pallavi
    April 15, 2020

    Very nice..a well said piece on courage that it takes to stick to one’s conviction.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. V.J. Knutson
    April 15, 2020

    Definitely a portrait of courage and transformation!

    Liked by 1 person

  10. thelonelyauthorblog
    April 16, 2020

    So beautifully expressed. Bravo

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  11. parikhit dutta
    April 16, 2020

    It requires a lot of courage to stand against a raging wind and being oneself!
    Beautifully penned.

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  12. Bhavya Mehta
    April 17, 2020

    Nice.. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘Œ

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  13. DeepikasRamblings
    April 17, 2020

    Lovely poetic words to reinforce our values of faith and courage, Radhika. Well expressed ๐Ÿ‘

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  14. bejamin4
    April 17, 2020

    So nice! Love the ending!


  15. Smithasbakelove
    April 17, 2020

    Beautifully written


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  17. Moushmi Radhanpara
    April 19, 2020

    This was so well composed!

    Liked by 2 people

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  20. Marvellous post Radhika

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  21. Shweta Suresh
    April 23, 2020

    Here’s to breaking out of our comfort zones and soaring to more heights!

    Liked by 1 person

  22. Wonderful ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป

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  23. Kunal Thakore
    April 27, 2020

    Metamorphosis is whatโ€™s needed!

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  24. secretthoughtswithin
    May 10, 2020

    I searched for โ€˜courageโ€™ on the reader and ended up here. Thank you for creating something so wonderful from one word.

    Liked by 2 people

  25. sophialorenabenjamin
    July 10, 2020

    nicely shared thoughts Radhika….keep them coming…

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