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Choice!

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Each grain of sand

gently cascades down

at its own pace,

as minutes to hours to years pass.

Since eons, till eternity

in the infinite realms of universe,

for reasons known or unknown

life happens,

without a rhyme or rhythm.

Between

 the many sunrise and sunsets

 the dark and light

 the regrets and letting go

the improvidence and foresight

the scars and smiles

the heartbreak and love

a transformation or regression

a rise or fall,

the boundless space is consumed by

 clash of emotional encumbrance,

till realisation dawns

that between yesterday and tomorrow

the only time to be alive is today,

to make a choice

to be in the โ€œNowโ€,

to free the soul,

before the last grain in the

hourglass of life

drops down

to be lost in the vast dimensions

of the sands of time.

Sadje’s What do you see # 51

Eugi’s weekly prompt : Foresight

V.J’s weekly challenge #116 : Reason

93 comments on “Choice!

  1. besondersite
    October 13, 2020

    Wow so beautifully described!! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’–

    Liked by 2 people

  2. Sukanya
    October 13, 2020

    Beautifully written ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’•

    Liked by 2 people

  3. Ramya Vivek
    October 13, 2020

    Woah! I am speechless, dear Radhika.
    What a wishful thinking and the way you have written it, I have become your fanโค

    Liked by 3 people

  4. kittysverses
    October 13, 2020

    Beautiful Maโ€™am, truer words have not been spoken. ๐Ÿ‘Œ

    Liked by 2 people

  5. HappySoul
    October 13, 2020

    Wow!! Just wow! Brilliant poem combining all prompts, R!
    The โ€œbe in the nowโ€ is something that I am realising off late.. and itโ€™s wonderful to be there ๐Ÿ˜Š

    Liked by 2 people

    • radhikasreflection
      October 13, 2020

      Thanks a ton HS. Being in the now is often forgotten in the tussle of today and tomorrow!!

      Like

  6. gulfcoastpoet@gmail.com
    October 13, 2020

    Radikha, magnificent, sweeping poem. Very beautiful from beginning to endโ€ฆI especially love the ending! โค All the best! Cheryl

    Liked by 2 people

  7. Sadje
    October 13, 2020

    This is the truth of life. Beautifully written Radhika. Thanks for joining in the challenge

    Liked by 2 people

  8. Roshni
    October 13, 2020

    Amazingly true words โค

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Roshni
    October 13, 2020

    Amazingly true wordsโคโค

    Liked by 1 person

  10. ashok
    October 13, 2020

    This is so beautiful Radhika.

    And I am so glad to read it today as most of yesterday my thoughts were on karma, past, future and the Now. Something like getting enlightened ๐Ÿ˜…

    Keep shining your light Radhika. Love and blessings ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿค—

    Liked by 1 person

    • radhikasreflection
      October 13, 2020

      I am so glad this piece connected with your line of thought Ashokji. Thanks so much for the love and blessings โค !

      Liked by 1 person

      • ashok
        October 13, 2020

        My pleasure Radhika. I hope your day is going good ๐Ÿ˜Š๐ŸŒน

        Liked by 1 person

      • radhikasreflection
        October 13, 2020

        Yes, it is. But outside it is dark and has been raining incessantly!!

        Liked by 1 person

      • ashok
        October 13, 2020

        I can well imagine ๐Ÿ˜… unusual rains in Pune too. And forecast of rains for the whole week ๐Ÿ˜‡

        Liked by 1 person

      • radhikasreflection
        October 13, 2020

        Yes, here as well!

        Liked by 1 person

  11. Rupali
    October 13, 2020

    This is beautiful.

    Liked by 2 people

  12. SRIKANTH
    October 13, 2020

    Wonderful poem ๐Ÿ‘life racing towards our end ! ๐Ÿค

    Liked by 1 person

  13. Kritika
    October 13, 2020

    Rightly said. Between yesterday and tomorrow it is the present which one should cherish.

    Liked by 3 people

  14. Indira
    October 13, 2020

    “the only time to be alive is today,
    to make a choice
    to be in the โ€œNowโ€,”….I like this, Radhika, it is ‘here and now’!!

    Liked by 2 people

  15. Joana
    October 13, 2020

    I love this, though I feel the pressure of losing time while reading this ๐Ÿ˜…

    Liked by 2 people

  16. Sarika, Pure Reflections
    October 13, 2020

    Words full of wisdomโ€ฆ beautifully done.. Radhika โ™ฅ๏ธ

    Liked by 2 people

  17. DeepikasRamblings
    October 13, 2020

    Aah, I will run out of adjectives to describe this Radhika. So meaningful and so beautifully expressed ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ’•

    Liked by 2 people

  18. V.J. Knutson
    October 13, 2020

    Epic poem, Radhika!

    Liked by 2 people

  19. -Eugenia
    October 13, 2020

    Amazing piece, Radhika! Every line speaks and especially
    โ€œthe only time to be alive is today,
    to make a choice
    to be in the โ€œNowโ€,
    to free the soul,โ€
    Thank you so much for joining in!

    Liked by 1 person

  20. Era
    October 13, 2020

    Beautifully penned !

    Liked by 1 person

  21. Her
    October 13, 2020

    Beautifully written!

    Liked by 2 people

  22. Ramblingswithusha
    October 13, 2020

    Beautifully penned Radhika. This piece conveys a lot of wisdom.

    Liked by 2 people

  23. Infinite Living
    October 13, 2020

    I have always loved watching the hour glass, thereโ€™s something soothing about them. Your poem is absolutely beautiful, the hour glass as if consists all of life moments, one grain at a time and how it all comes together at the end again.

    Liked by 2 people

    • radhikasreflection
      October 14, 2020

      Absolutely Pragalbha. Since we all have time , only till the last grain falls, it is only prudent to enjoy each moment, being fully in it . Thank you for sharing your thoughts here.

      Liked by 1 person

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  25. Deb
    October 14, 2020

    The sand trickling in the hourglass is a great analogy Radhika, gentle yet strong reminder of time which stops for none!
    True, almost everything in life is about a repetition of highs and lows. Rather than be lost in them, ride through them, savour every moment and look forward to what the future might bring. Best way to enjoy the journey๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒป๐Ÿฅ€

    Liked by 2 people

  26. rasasvad
    October 14, 2020

    Beautiful written ! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

    Liked by 2 people

  27. bejamin4
    October 14, 2020

    Exceptional. Deserving of two likes! In fact, I unliked it only so I could like it again. Great words!

    Liked by 2 people

  28. Thatโ€™s so lovely and meaningful life lesson. Being in the now absolutely makes our soul free, I love it ๐Ÿ’–

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  30. judeitakali
    October 16, 2020

    My, this is amazing!
    Could read on and on.
    A feel of profoundness in it too.

    Liked by 2 people

  31. theresaly520
    October 17, 2020

    Incredibly beautiful! Feeling a sense of awe! โค

    Liked by 1 person

  32. Babita Regmi
    October 17, 2020

    Wow the way you portrait it,..its really commendable,๐Ÿฅฐ

    Liked by 2 people

  33. kamala Belagur
    October 17, 2020

    Beautiful ๐Ÿ’–

    Liked by 2 people

  34. Vinith Uyyala
    October 18, 2020

    Wowโ€ฆ. Journey of life is explained succinctly

    Liked by 2 people

  35. Susi Bocks
    October 18, 2020

    You’ve said it very well, Radhika! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Liked by 2 people

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  39. Rishika Kakar
    October 19, 2020

    Gorgeous. Such a perfect description of the journey of life. You captured the sentiments and emotions and put then so poignantly. โค๏ธโค๏ธ

    Liked by 1 person

  40. michnavs
    October 19, 2020

    i love the imagery here Radhika

    Liked by 1 person

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  43. Diana Lamai
    October 21, 2020

    Well written๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ

    Like

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