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#Deadline!

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Mired in a labyrinth,

a constant battle ensues

keeping pace with

each passing moment.

Fraught with the burden of

schedules and targets

payments and presentations

books and exams,

digital inundation,

competing with the

frenzy of the ticking clock

pressure mounts.

Often,

the emotional dam bursts,

 a deluge of chaos transpires.

Evanescent,

time lures us

into its deceptive loop.

Life shrinks

as # deadline is trending now!

Reena’s exploration challenge #156

64 comments on “#Deadline!

  1. Ramya Vivek
    October 9, 2020

    WoahπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘Œ

    Liked by 2 people

  2. kittysverses
    October 9, 2020

    True, Ma’am. An irreversible chaos. πŸ™‚

    Liked by 3 people

  3. Kritika
    October 9, 2020

    A constant battle indeed where the tick tock reverberates inside the head. Beautiful lines.

    Liked by 2 people

  4. ashok
    October 9, 2020

    And the Tug of War of Life continues. Good one Radhika 😊🌹

    Liked by 3 people

  5. gulfcoastpoet@gmail.com
    October 9, 2020

    Radikha, I know the clock is not our enemy, but sometimes it seems that way! πŸ™‚
    As always, a beautifully written poem. Most people can probably relate to this.
    Have a great day! Cheryl

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    • radhikasreflection
      October 9, 2020

      Yes Cheryl, specially for the urban working class, its always a race against time managing and coping up with time to meet the deadlines. Thank you so much πŸ’•

      Liked by 2 people

  6. sangita2020
    October 9, 2020

    Yes, a constant pressure to keep up with the demands of the material aspects of life. Consequently we lose out on life itself.

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    • radhikasreflection
      October 9, 2020

      Yes, sadly most part of our life goes in trying to deal with the pressure. Thanks for sharing your feedback Sangita πŸ’™

      Liked by 1 person

  7. uzzawal1911
    October 9, 2020

    Haha, nice portrayal of everyday life struggles, especially dealing with the pressures of the approaching deadlines. β€œkeeping pace with each passing moment.” this seems to be where we are all at, quite a conundrum to both live life fully and keep up with the time. A Beautiful Poem Radhika!

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    • radhikasreflection
      October 9, 2020

      Absolutely Ujjawal. We are constantly in a state of flux, to deal with the never-ending challenges of life. Thanks my friend πŸ™‚

      Liked by 2 people

  8. Era
    October 9, 2020

    So true mam and time always seem less
    Beautifully penned 😊

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  9. Reena Saxena
    October 9, 2020

    Your choice of words is excellent, as one gets caught in the flow forgetting other deadlines πŸ™‚

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  10. Reena Saxena
    October 9, 2020

    Reblogged this on Reena Saxena and commented:
    Deadline ….. by Radhika

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  11. Olivia Ava
    October 9, 2020

    True indeedπŸ‘Œ

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Indira
    October 9, 2020

    The daily grind…. well portrayed, Radhika!!

    Liked by 1 person

  13. raelynpracht
    October 9, 2020

    I felt anxiety just reading this! Well done!

    Liked by 2 people

  14. myeternalpartner
    October 9, 2020

    Beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

    Liked by 2 people

  15. Megha's World
    October 9, 2020

    oh the anxiety of deadlines..missing or meeting them?? well penned Radhika.

    Liked by 1 person

  16. bejamin4
    October 9, 2020

    Powerful piece. Powerful ending. One of the hardest things to do is remove ourselves from the stress of deadlines; it takes a lot of mental strength and flexibility.

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    • radhikasreflection
      October 9, 2020

      Oh yes, it takes immense strength to stay clear from the stress that emanates, in trying to keep up with the deadlines, which seem to define our life today. Thanks Ben!!

      Liked by 1 person

  17. boundlessblessingsblog
    October 9, 2020

    Beautiful poem and so many deadlines to be met and time seems to be passing so fast. A wonderful poem, Radhika.

    Liked by 2 people

    • radhikasreflection
      October 9, 2020

      Yes, it does. Life is a constant struggle to keep pace with the time which seems to be moving on fast. Thanks Kamal!

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      • boundlessblessingsblog
        October 9, 2020

        Yes Radhika and that what life is all about. Welcome dearπŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜Š

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  18. Leyla
    October 9, 2020

    Beautiful poem!!

    Liked by 2 people

  19. paeansunplugged
    October 9, 2020

    You caught that frenzy in words perfectly, Radhika!

    Liked by 1 person

  20. The pressure we created for ourselves πŸ™‚. Beautiful as always maam

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  21. Deb
    October 9, 2020

    Can relate a bit too strongly to this, having signed off from work just 30 mins back πŸ™‚ madness traded in name of deadlines.
    Beautifully worded, nice, crisp, decisive and with enough trending touch of corporate keywords to make into a company’s mission statement ☺️ and god forbid if this falls into a project managers hands, to be used to motivate the team during… Deadlines πŸ˜ƒ

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    • radhikasreflection
      October 10, 2020

      Haha! Thanks Deb. I agree the corporate world is ruthless in terms of meeting the deadlines, robbing its employees of all sanity.
      Enjoy your weekend now. Hope you have a relaxed one 😊

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  22. Joana
    October 10, 2020

    Living life like there’s a deadline is very unhealthy and toxic. You’ll totally miss out on everything. It’s like sleeping through the long ride towards your destination and you missing out on the beautiful journey.

    Liked by 1 person

  23. Rishika Kakar
    October 10, 2020

    You’ve captured the emotions and sentiments so well! Perfectly written. ❀️

    Liked by 1 person

  24. Moushmi Radhanpara
    October 10, 2020

    I am listening to the tick-tock, tick-tock as I read this! Good one!!

    Liked by 1 person

    • radhikasreflection
      October 10, 2020

      Thanks Moushumi. The tick tock relentlessly keeps ticking, stressing us many a time specially when we have a deadline 😁

      Like

  25. HappySoul
    October 11, 2020

    How much we compete with the clock!!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚good one R

    Liked by 1 person

  26. Infinite Living
    October 11, 2020

    So apt, beautiful poem, the picture just amazing!

    Like

  27. Gibberish
    October 13, 2020

    How nicely you have summed up the everyday struggles and chaosβ€¦πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘Œ

    Liked by 1 person

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  29. DeepikasRamblings
    October 22, 2020

    I wonder how you burst into such insightful delights, Radhika πŸ‘

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