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Will we make the right choice?

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Life’s roads, so unpredictable

a sudden brake, brings the car

to a screeching halt.

The meandering roads show

no sign of destination,

the path ahead looks eerily dark.

A glimmer of hope

peeps in through the obscure maze

tiny luminaries twinkle bright

an effulgent moonlight beams

its magical smile,

lights up the route,

for life to move on!

This poem depicts the current situation of our life. The minute virus brought life across the globe to a grinding halt. Man felt he was armored with invincibility, making forays with such advanced technology and sophisticated gadgets. It took an infinitesimal microbe to get man on his knees and make him utterly helpless.

I hope wisdom prevails and man uses his intellect to learn an invaluable lesson from this bitter experience.

While I always like to end things on a positive note, I would like to know your thoughts on this. Do you think we will mend our ways to a better tomorrow or will we tread back on the same path all over again?

56 comments on “Will we make the right choice?

  1. DeepikasRamblings
    May 6, 2020

    Right now, sadly, this is the bitter truth of life. Hopefully, we learn from today’s troubled times to build a better tomorrow.
    Your poetry is simple and expressive 👌

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  2. Nathi
    May 6, 2020

    Well written poetry! These are difficult times and I really hope we learn from our mistakes to build a better future together.

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  3. Deeksha Pathak
    May 6, 2020

    Greed of human is so bad that they want everything in their favor. After sunset there is sunshine. So this phase will be over and humans will be back in their own bad form. Air, water, plants, will be polluted once again!

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    • radhikasreflection
      May 6, 2020

      Though I want to remain positive, that is my worst fear Deeksha. The irony is that even after experiencing the pollution free environment, we still want to go back to our old ways, all in the name of progress.

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      • Deeksha Pathak
        May 6, 2020

        Exactly, I so much want our rivers and mountains to remain clean and shiny like nowadays, but unfortunately this will be a short period.

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  4. So well defined Radhika. Beautiful read

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  5. Narendra Nayak
    May 6, 2020

    R, your poem, coupled with the excellent sketch by Aditi, relates perfectly to the present situation. While I have always been a die-hard optimist my entire life, I am also a realist. Over the last couple of decades, I have learnt to see the world through un-tinted glasses and have analysed it for what it really stands. I feel this is but a temporary speed-breaker on this road to nowhere that we have chosen. Once the storm abates and the obstacle is cleared we will once again drive at full speed down the highway to development (destruction?). The need (or is it want?) for resources is heavily loaded in favour of the ever increasing human population. I fear that we are the real virus infesting mother nature – rampaging, consuming at will and leaving behind a path of destruction that will slow catch up and consume us too!

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    • radhikasreflection
      May 6, 2020

      Hmm….yes N, I too love to see the positive side to things. That’s why I asked the question here to feel the pulse of people’s thoughts. I am appalled at the trail of destruction man leaves behind in the name of development.
      If man fails to learn a lesson from such a rancorous experience, then how can he call himself the most intelligent species of the planet?

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      • Narendra Nayak
        May 7, 2020

        R, through the years I have studied entire life cycles of some very small and insignificant-looking creatures. But never did I find one which would willingly destroy its own habitat (again, only a virus does that, doesn’t it?), so I dare say that we are actually a most foolish species! Yes, a few among us have risen above the masses and are spreading awareness of our fallacies; realisation is growing and the overall situation is much better than, say, a decade ago. But it doesn’t seem to be enough because the population is only growing and so is the demand upon natural resources. Alternate and nature friendly wares cannot provide for so much at this stage. So unless we cut down on our wants the consumption curve will only rise. I have my fingers crossed that we truly learn from this pandemic and change for the better – at least a little – so we may delay doomsday…

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      • radhikasreflection
        May 7, 2020

        Well said N. The animals follow an unsaid law in the jungles. I guess unlike man, they have not succumbed to greed and never ending desires.
        Actually the realization should dawn on man, now that he lived well in the last month and a half without all the frills and fancy lifestyle. I think families connected better, chipped in with the household chores, bonded with the extended families virtually, put on their chef hats, inhaled clean and fresh air, saw drastically reduced pollution levels.
        Even after experiencing all this, if he still wants to revert to his old ways, he is nothing but the most foolish and greedy creature. Sadly he is chopping the very same branch that he is sitting on.

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      • Narendra Nayak
        May 7, 2020

        Well said, R!

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  6. Simon
    May 6, 2020

    I always hope for a better ending, I’m sure we’ll come out from this pandemic and will get back on our feet sooner than we imagine ✨

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  7. So truly and beautifully said, Radhika. Hope we as human race learn from what has happened in our World and improve our environment and let everything be simple and joyous.

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    • radhikasreflection
      May 7, 2020

      True Kamal. It is very simple to be happy, but very difficult to be simple. I hope man rediscovers the joy of simple living.

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      • Yes Radhika everything positive is so simple yet difficult to achieve. Hope man discovers the joy of simple living. Welcome 😊😊😊😊

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  8. Indira
    May 6, 2020

    Truth of life that mankind has to accept with humility, Radhika!

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  9. parikhit dutta
    May 6, 2020

    May be the car had to come to a screeching and sudden halt so that we enjoy the route to our destination and stop and look at the valley we are crossing, to stare at the trees, the setting sun and the rising moon.
    I am hopelessly optimistic and I do believe there is a better tomorrow. 🙂

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    • radhikasreflection
      May 7, 2020

      Loved your optimistic attitude Parikhit. That’s exactly what we need to do in the journey of life. We just focus on the finish line to win the race, forgetting to enjoy the drive enroute. Except for a handful, our vision is very restricted and narrow.

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      • parikhit dutta
        May 7, 2020

        True! If we could shift our focus, things would look so much better 🙂

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  10. I would say let’s hope for the best!! 🙏

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  11. radhikasreflection
    May 7, 2020

    Fingers crossed 🙂

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  12. vipinmoorkoth
    May 7, 2020

    For sure it is a remainder from the universe for all of us to stay humble as even a milligram of a virus can bring the whole world to a stall

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  13. Kritika
    May 7, 2020

    We can only hope. No guarantees. 🙂

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  14. Beautiful words reflects the journey of life though it is for current situation. I feel it depends, this situation is what we didn’t even imagined so we can take much from this and make our remaining life so good, but I don’t think everyone will do that.

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  15. Rupali
    May 7, 2020

    Wonderful drawing and words Radhika.
    We should ask this question to kids. Ask Aditi and see what she replies.
    I would love to hear her comment.

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  16. This lockdown indeed taught us a lot of things!! Beautiful poem!

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  17. Bhavana Madbhavi
    May 7, 2020

    The post is beautiful. It’s amazing.
    Truly a lesson to man kind. It indeed has taught us that, Yes it is the family who will be with us everytime.We feel safe and protected by the warmth when family is around, and moreover to tell us that Yes social interactions are required to learn,to explore and move on.

    And nature’s taking it own time to heal and it has shown it own way give a halt to man’s actions. Hoping for better days!✌️

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    • radhikasreflection
      May 8, 2020

      Many thanks Bhavana. A person or a society grows only if it learns from challenges it encounters. I do hope that we come out wiser from this pandemic.

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  18. adultwithk
    May 7, 2020

    Wow beautiful !

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  19. Nanchi.blog
    May 8, 2020

    We should cherish and learn from the current situation to avoid such possibilites in future.Well written, Radhika!

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  20. jaayrays
    May 8, 2020

    Hope that human understand that nature needs to be shared with all the creatures on earth🌎

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  21. Pallavi
    May 9, 2020

    Such an unfortunate and unusual turn of events for the entire world. Who’s knows what our new normal will be like and how long will it continue.

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  22. Shweta Suresh
    May 10, 2020

    So true. All it took to bring us to our knees was an invisible microscopic virus! I hope that we can learn from this and mend our ways before we’re past the point of no return!

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  23. thelonelyauthorblog
    May 10, 2020

    Love the metaphor. I certainly hope mankind has learned a valuable lessson. but I have my doubts.

    Be safe.

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    • radhikasreflection
      May 11, 2020

      Hmm….here the government has eased the lockdown a bit. People are already moving about freely 🙁

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