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Identity!

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Life is a constant learning,

experience the greatest teacher.

Finally,

I have learnt to listen to my heart.

Pleasing others is not a priority anymore,

for

I have realized over time,

that in doing so, I lost myself.

Now I collect the fragments of me

join them together,

Oh! It may not be perfect,

but it is me.

I let my imperfections define me,

my identity is who I am,

and now,

I have learnt to carry it with pride!

 

V.J’s weekly challenge #107 : Listen

87 comments on “Identity!

  1. Aashi D Parekh
    August 5, 2020

    True, in an attempt to please others we often lose ourselves, but we need to learn to hold onto ourselves and protect our identities! Amazing take😍

    Liked by 2 people

    • radhikasreflection
      August 5, 2020

      Thanks Aashi. Yes. For some, that realisation often comes with time and experience I guess.

      Like

  2. Sri
    August 5, 2020

    Excellent Radhika – Experience and learning are key, Going by heat and living with pride are the essentials of our life. When I go on my next holiday to one of the forest, am going to read all your poems. What I like in your poem is you convey lot of meaning with few words or lines.

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  3. Krishna
    August 5, 2020

    Well said dear Radhika 😊💕 our heart knows what is good for us

    Liked by 2 people

  4. parneetsachdev
    August 5, 2020

    absolutely true. My imperfections are me. excellent as always

    Liked by 1 person

  5. DeepikasRamblings
    August 5, 2020

    Well said, Radhika. I’ve been there too, but not yet able to gather myself. Fragments lie scattered..

    Liked by 2 people

  6. HappySoul
    August 5, 2020

    R, this is me! I wrote this down in my diary now with your name!😊

    So beautifully written R! Concise and perfect!

    Liked by 3 people

  7. asthaisha
    August 5, 2020

    Absolutely true ❣️ well said ❣️🌼🌼

    Liked by 2 people

  8. vaniheart
    August 5, 2020

    Well said.👏👏👏

    Liked by 2 people

  9. Kritika
    August 5, 2020

    The words are inspiring and powerful. The way you have weaved them is lovely.

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Era
    August 5, 2020

    beautiful 💙

    Liked by 1 person

  11. extinct0703
    August 5, 2020

    Beautiful, ‘but it is me’ sums it up all

    Liked by 2 people

  12. Shweta Suresh
    August 5, 2020

    We are unique and special in our own way. Beautifully written, my dear ❤️

    Liked by 1 person

  13. adsunsri
    August 5, 2020

    Profound thoughts from simple emphatic lines Radhika

    Liked by 2 people

  14. boundlessblessingsblog
    August 5, 2020

    Deep and profound words, Radhika and yes cannot be giving in with each and everyone. We need to have our identity too. Such an apt picture. Lovely poem.

    Liked by 2 people

  15. Nawazish
    August 5, 2020

    Very well written!! Everyone is unique in their own way!!

    Liked by 1 person

  16. Amitbhat0912
    August 5, 2020

    Broken, shattered, scattered, relinquished, up and running again.
    The path to my destiny awaits, i thus shunned the fears of the stones flying towards me, as for my will, even stones feel like flowers….

    Liked by 2 people

  17. V.J. Knutson
    August 5, 2020

    An empowering write. Breaking the cycle of pleasing others at the cost of self is an important shift. Well done.

    Liked by 2 people

  18. Indira
    August 5, 2020

    Motivating!!

    Liked by 2 people

  19. almeidadepaulo
    August 5, 2020

    You are unique Radhika!!!

    Liked by 2 people

  20. Chetna
    August 5, 2020

    Perfection is a myth. We all have some follies in us. What matters is whether we embrace them or blame them!
    Beautiful poem it is. 💜💫

    Like

  21. Glee Sparkle
    August 5, 2020

    Nice writing!! Very well written 💕

    Don’t forget to Glee and spread Sparkles ✨
    -Nani 💖

    Liked by 1 person

  22. gulfcoastpoet@gmail.com
    August 5, 2020

    A magnificent, gorgeous poem, Radhika! The photo is beautiful, and a stained glass window is a perfect metaphor for assembling the facets of the self into a harmonious whole. Great post! Take care, Cheryl

    Liked by 1 person

  23. uzzawal1911
    August 5, 2020

    I too believe that intuition is very powerful as you have mentioned. It has a powerful element which we often can put in words. A well written post btw 🙌

    Liked by 1 person

    • radhikasreflection
      August 6, 2020

      Thanks so much Sureka. Sometimes due to circumstances or people, we let go our ability to trust our intuitions and calling. We learn to adjust and compromise our wishes to please others.

      Liked by 1 person

  24. judeitakali
    August 5, 2020

    So beautiful

    Liked by 1 person

  25. Cindy Georgakas
    August 5, 2020

    So true and such powerful words written so well!

    Liked by 1 person

  26. Deeksha Pathak
    August 6, 2020

    Is anyone perfect, is it even possible? We all are happy and confident in our own skin, and how gracefully we face the challenges.. that’s all matters.
    Loved your post!!

    Liked by 1 person

    • radhikasreflection
      August 6, 2020

      Thank you Deeksha. No, while none of us are perfect, not all are able to accept the fact.
      If we can accept our imperfections, then we can take up anything that comes our way.

      Liked by 1 person

  27. Rupali
    August 6, 2020

    Wonderful piece.

    Liked by 1 person

  28. voidspace144
    August 6, 2020

    I love it! ❤🌻

    Liked by 1 person

  29. bejamin4
    August 6, 2020

    You got it so right with this one! I just wish it didn’t take so many years to come to conclusions like this. Hopefully a lot of readers take this poem to heart! Nice work!

    Liked by 1 person

    • radhikasreflection
      August 6, 2020

      Better late than never. 😊
      Thanks Benjamin. I am happy that this connected well with many readers!!

      Like

  30. Lost in this beauty, this what everybody needs. Surely it is close to everyone who wishes their own liberty.

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  31. Untold Stories
    August 6, 2020

    I absolutely cherish this work. I am gonna save it. I read it when you posted the same.
    I really enjoyed it!

    Liked by 1 person

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  33. Narendra Nayak
    August 10, 2020

    Well said, R! I did this some years back and it brings so much peace!

    Liked by 1 person

  34. Susi Bocks
    August 10, 2020

    Follow your course, dear Radhika! No one can decide it for you! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  35. myexpressionofthoughtsblog
    August 11, 2020

    So well said and beautifully penned Radhika

    Liked by 1 person

  36. Saibal Barman
    August 18, 2020

    There is an ease in flow and expresion that I admire…
    My old habit still doesn’t forbid me to pain my own canvas whenever I read a poem…I know it’s an ugly self that reigns the emotions, may be mine or many not be, but it is a brutal mind that atill confines my soul and ruin my true sense of appreciation…
    I am a slave of my mind…long liberated myself from notions and visions of others…to seek an identity of my own…collaging my fallen leaves of wishes and deeds strwen all over the beaten path….weaving a garland for life to hold in its stretched hands as offering to the seed that borne a misplaced couurage to propser through me…I lie with pieces while my mind continues to grin in securing my captivity…its inviaible chains are made of my sense of freedom…its ruses lie in my faith….its passion breed in my sacrifice….I wanted to be my master….but ignore my mind watching me from behind
    Thanks for such an inspiring poem that whispered me to say something to my my
    My regards

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  37. kittysverses
    August 19, 2020

    Well said, Ma’am. Each one of us is truly unique. 🙂

    Like

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