radhikasreflection

Everyday musings ….Life as I see it…….my space, my reflections and thoughts !!

I lost myself!!

 

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A quarter of a year gone by,

since the lock down

Now, stay home bound

is the new normal,

I see no signs of any change soon,

work from home the latest mantra.

Parties, movies and holidays

seem things of yore

eating out, no more…

My dresses, jewelry idling

in the closet,

without an occasion to flaunt them.

The shoes and sandals thoroughly bored,

let out a yawn

under a cozy blanket of dust

cosmetics and accessories, untouched

lie on the dresser, losing sheen

nearing their expiry date.

 

I observe them from afar,

wondering ,

will they ever see

the light of the day?

 

These days my

pyjamas and tees are over worked

my hair seems always messed up,

office, chores, cooking and cleaning

consume me all day long.

 

 

The mirror screamed today

when I tried to look into it,

Oh no! who is that staring at me?

Where have I lost myself?

I wondered!!

 

Eugi’s weekly prompt : Observation

 

95 comments on “I lost myself!!

  1. Dakshali Gupta
    July 7, 2020

    Wow .. beautiful.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. paeansunplugged
    July 7, 2020

    This so resonates, Radhika! Very well said.
    I wonder what life will be like if and when this pandemic is over!

    Liked by 1 person

    • radhikasreflection
      July 7, 2020

      Hmm…I guess life will get back to where we had left it before the pandemic πŸ™‚ Man is a poor learner!
      Thanks Punam. Glad that it resonates with you !!

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Aashi D Parekh
    July 7, 2020

    Loved it!!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Untold Stories
    July 7, 2020

    Outstanding, beautiful , wonderful!
    It’s all!
    I loved it!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. uzzawal1911
    July 7, 2020

    Such a reflective poem, and well put too. The lockdown and the new social situation has really changed things. Its really fascinating how fast the things can change.
    The poem had a nice flow too, well done πŸ™Œ

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  6. arlene
    July 7, 2020

    Yes, a beautiful way of expressing what we used to do before this pandemic.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Moushmi Radhanpara
    July 7, 2020

    Needless to say, we all resonate. Never been someone who wears makeup often but even I have started missing to use them and dress up.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. judeitakali
    July 7, 2020

    Beautiful writing Rhadika, your feelings stand out so vividly, and intimately honest

    Liked by 1 person

  9. positivesideofcoin
    July 7, 2020

    This is story of everyone. Very well written Radhika. New Normal is really weird. I started valuing everything now, I never really use makeup but now sometimes I miss that too.

    Liked by 1 person

    • radhikasreflection
      July 7, 2020

      Thank you Anjali. Yes, slowly trying to get used to the new normal, which sadly looks like, is here to stay for quite some time. Stay safe dear!

      Like

  10. boundlessblessingsblog
    July 7, 2020

    Wow what a beautiful and true poem, Radhika. We all are in the same boat from the time this corona has taken place and your picture has fit like a tee. Awesome only changing nighties day after day and all clothes and jewelry is being worn by our closets.

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  11. Era
    July 7, 2020

    Amazing as always πŸ’™

    Liked by 1 person

  12. blindzanygirl
    July 7, 2020

    I wondered about wearing a sack lol.

    Like

  13. Indira
    July 7, 2020

    Very realistic, Radhika! Don’t worry…we are all in the same boat πŸ˜€

    Liked by 1 person

  14. komal Ater
    July 7, 2020

    Veryyy relatable πŸ˜„

    Liked by 1 person

  15. Nikhar
    July 7, 2020

    so realistic, relatable and true.

    Liked by 2 people

  16. V.J. Knutson
    July 7, 2020

    We lose our identity in moments like us only to recreate ourselves as the human spirit is resilient. Well written.

    Liked by 3 people

  17. DeepikasRamblings
    July 7, 2020

    A tale every lady would tell.. wonderfully penned, Radhika πŸ‘

    Liked by 2 people

  18. Shweta Suresh
    July 7, 2020

    This is so relatable. Though I’ve been going to office for nearly two months, most of my dresses have not seen the light of the day. I loved this one. I’ve missed reading your work. I’m glad you’re back 😊

    Liked by 2 people

    • radhikasreflection
      July 7, 2020

      Oh…hope there is adequate care being taken at your work place. Take care Shweta. Thanks for stopping by. I have been posting very regularly. Maybe my posts didn’t appear on your reader.

      Like

  19. thelonelyauthorblog
    July 7, 2020

    This is gorgeous

    Liked by 2 people

  20. When I look in the mirror these days, I see the self-inflicted haircut. The salons are now open again, but I am afraid to venture there.

    No need for lip gloss under a mask!

    You have captured the situation so whimsically in your well-written poem!

    Cheryl

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    • radhikasreflection
      July 7, 2020

      Thanks Cheryl. Yes, the situation is bad. Even I haven’t stepped into the salon since they opened. Stay safe and take care β™₯️

      Liked by 1 person

  21. I feel you because i can relate to each and every word in this poem. It felt like someone wrote about me πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ God knows when everything would be normal… I forgot the last time I got ready 😭

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    • radhikasreflection
      July 8, 2020

      Haha!! Thanks C! I guess we all feel the same right now. So my thoughts just resonated with you.
      Yes, ages since I last got ready 😞

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  22. MZ
    July 7, 2020

    I think this is the reality of every man and woman. For those who will survive, will have stories to tell the next generation. Let’s pray that we get the vaccine soon.πŸ™

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    • radhikasreflection
      July 8, 2020

      Absolutely. And Amen to the vaccine. That’s our only hope. Thanks for stopping by MZ!

      Like

  23. -Eugenia
    July 7, 2020

    This resonates with me. I miss not being able to wear my getting out and around clothes. I finally broke down and bought some new stay at home clothes just so I would feel better about myself.

    You captured the situation so well in your well-written piece. Thank you for joining in.

    Liked by 1 person

    • radhikasreflection
      July 8, 2020

      I can understand your plight Eugi. Had bought a few dresses just before the lockdown. They are all lying with their tags still on them 🀷.
      Thanks and hope we come out of it soon. Take care!

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  24. I do hope, once the pandemic is over ( if it will be ever over), people will awaken to a more conscious living and understanding and practice it every day. I believe there is not a way to the normal back than…. we must evolve and learn from mistakes and be willing to correct them in our daily life.

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  25. Ranjini Madhavan
    July 8, 2020

    The current situation has been beautifully penned.

    Liked by 1 person

  26. faithfullyyours2017
    July 8, 2020

    yes radhika ….I feel the same too..when will all this actually end???

    Liked by 1 person

  27. Kritika
    July 8, 2020

    Hahaha enjoyed the poem.

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  28. kittysverses
    July 8, 2020

    The current times are captured well , Ma’am. Nice one. πŸ™‚

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  29. Lovely to read the present reality in a beautiful way πŸ‘ŒπŸ»πŸ‘ŒπŸ»πŸ‘ŒπŸ»πŸ™πŸ»

    Like

  30. basanthgeereddy
    July 8, 2020

    This is totally relatable. Can’t believe that half a year has gone. Hope we get out of this soon.

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  31. adiscardedplant
    July 8, 2020

    I loved reading this piece!

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  32. Narendra Nayak
    July 8, 2020

    This is one boat – nay – an Ark, that we are all sailing in, R! Yesterday itself I was looking at a particular business suit that I wore for a meeting in Feb and wondered whether I would wear it again in this calendar year! I guess we will adapt to this new abnormal only to tide over it, but forget all hardships as soon as we are clear of the pandemic.

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    • radhikasreflection
      July 8, 2020

      Yes N. This is true for both men and women.
      This is one of the worst battles mankind is fighting. So only hope that he remembers the lessons learnt when he tides over it. Stay safe and take care!

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  33. Chetna
    July 8, 2020

    Ykw, these days when I tie my hairs nicely in a ponytail..I feel like..
    I am changedπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜œπŸ˜πŸ˜
    Hanging out and outing are more like a wishful thinking now!
    Good work!βœ¨πŸ’«

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  35. michnavs
    July 9, 2020

    I love how you ended it in a lovely humurous note..πŸ˜„

    Liked by 2 people

  36. bejamin4
    July 9, 2020

    A good snapshot of the times. It makes me wonder what will be the β€œnew normal” if/when this all ends.

    Liked by 2 people

    • radhikasreflection
      July 10, 2020

      Hmm… Benjamin I hope the question remains as when it ends and not if…. thinking of the latter as a possibility is unimaginable and scary 😧

      Like

      • bejamin4
        July 10, 2020

        I agree. I’m hoping for an ending sooner than later.

        Liked by 1 person

  37. HappySoul
    July 12, 2020

    Just yesterday I wore a pretty dress and combed my hair and applied Kajal , just wanted to feel good! All at home were astonished !!! 5yo comes and asks β€œ is corona gone” ? 😜
    Well penned R . Reality for a year more atleast 😟

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  38. Deeksha Pathak
    July 12, 2020

    Life has come back in a full circle.Our parents used to spend money only on necessary things. Now we are also buying grossery and vegetables only. Till 3 months back sometimes 48 hours were less to finish work.Now we have all the time.
    Only tiny tots are happy as they are free with the unnecessary burden of school bag .

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  40. Rupali
    July 15, 2020

    Wonderfully penned Radhika.

    Liked by 1 person

  41. Anisha
    July 16, 2020

    We’re adapting to a minimalist lifestyle. ☺

    Liked by 1 person

  42. sunisanthosh
    July 22, 2020

    Beautifully penned the current pandemic picture !! ❀️

    Liked by 1 person

  43. Aakash Choudhary
    July 23, 2020

    Reblogged this on faujibratsden.

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