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My Life Story!

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The life’s mirror reflects

a face matured with the grace

glowing to the mellow radiance of sunset.

Chapped lips smile, braving the many

 harsh winters of life with courage.

Each wrinkle unfolds a story of grit and valor,

 walking on the arduous thorny cobbled trails.

Today,

The eyes reflect benign complacency

watching the seeds then sown

sprout into lush verdants.

Towering boughs spread out

as deep roots embedded with values hold them strong.

The road I chose

 didn’t bestow me much material prosperity,

but,

my soul amassed a wealth beyond measure

my sanguine heart brims with contentment,

I lived each moment, as a celebration of life!

Sadje’s What do you see #52

103 comments on “My Life Story!

  1. Narendra Nayak
    October 20, 2020

    What a beautiful reflection on the passage of life! Superb, R!

    Liked by 2 people

  2. Ramya Vivek
    October 20, 2020

    Celebration of life, indeed!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Ramya Vivek
    October 20, 2020

    Beautiful lines.

    Like

  4. parneetsachdev
    October 20, 2020

    It is always a pleasure to read your words. To see the celebration of life in everything and to write about a graceful face like this requires a truly evolved soul.
    An excellent poem

    Liked by 3 people

    • radhikasreflection
      October 20, 2020

      Your are very kind Parneet. Gratitude!! Life at every step teaches us so many lessons. It only depends if we are good enough students, to inculcate those learnings. Have a lovely evening 💙

      Liked by 1 person

      • parneetsachdev
        October 20, 2020

        Yes. The lesson of empathy is prime. We shouldn’t become like those who’ve hurt us. The first time I met the Dalai Lama, I was humbled when he told me about the Chinese occupation. How his close family had been killed by them.
        But he wasn’t bitter at all.
        A great lesson in forgiveness and empathy.
        Your words also strike a deep chord.
        Thank you

        Liked by 1 person

      • radhikasreflection
        October 20, 2020

        He is truly a very evolved soul. That’s why the world respects him. Glad that you met and interacted with him Parneet. Must have been such a humbling experience 🙏

        Liked by 1 person

      • parneetsachdev
        October 20, 2020

        absolutely. 🙏

        Liked by 1 person

  5. Cozy Quiet Corner
    October 20, 2020

    😍 Wonderfully crafted, dear! 💚

    Liked by 2 people

  6. kittysverses
    October 20, 2020

    Beautiful descriptions, I’m sure the lady in the picture would be happy reading your poem, Ma’am. 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

  7. Divya
    October 20, 2020

    Beautiful Radhika❤️

    Liked by 2 people

  8. ashok
    October 20, 2020

    Life well lived is such a blessing. So beautifully captured by you Radhika 💖🤗

    Liked by 2 people

  9. Kritika
    October 20, 2020

    Love the crafting and capturing the essence of old age with the wealth (non material).
    After ‘today,’ the words lifted the spirits. (Heart)

    Liked by 2 people

  10. Moushmi Radhanpara
    October 20, 2020

    Living each moment, as a celebration of life! Now that’s the goal. Loved it!

    Liked by 2 people

  11. Chris Hall
    October 20, 2020

    So uplifting! Your words made me smile with contentment, Radhika 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

  12. HappySoul
    October 20, 2020

    Beautiful R. – my soul amassed a wealth beyond measure – I loved this line!

    Liked by 2 people

    • radhikasreflection
      October 20, 2020

      Glad that the line connected with you. Thanks HS. We only stamp a person successful in life, based on his material wealth and not otherwise. Sad isn’t it?

      Liked by 1 person

      • HappySoul
        October 20, 2020

        Absolutely agree! A sad reality! Just last week I was discussing about this same topic with my husband

        Liked by 1 person

  13. vaniheart
    October 20, 2020

    A celebration to well lived life💗💗👏👏

    Liked by 2 people

  14. Secrets
    October 20, 2020

    I find this very peaceful. Lovely work Radhika 💜

    Liked by 2 people

  15. paeansunplugged
    October 20, 2020

    Truly a celebration of life lived to the fullest!❤️

    Liked by 2 people

  16. Sadje
    October 20, 2020

    It’s a celebration of life indeed. Thanks Radhika for joining in the challenge.

    Liked by 2 people

  17. The Typewriter
    October 20, 2020

    Superb.. Just loved it..!! 🤗💕

    Liked by 2 people

  18. Era
    October 20, 2020

    Beautifully penned 🧡

    Liked by 1 person

  19. Untold Stories
    October 20, 2020

    Such a perfect piece!

    Liked by 2 people

  20. Indira
    October 20, 2020

    Fabulous composition on the elegance of old age, Radhika!

    Liked by 2 people

  21. dessertflower5
    October 20, 2020

    Wow.. Beautifully written

    Liked by 2 people

  22. boundlessblessingsblog
    October 20, 2020

    A beautiful and a wonderful tribute to all women in life, Radhika and the picture is so gorgeous. Lovely.

    Liked by 2 people

  23. Miriam Hurdle
    October 20, 2020

    It’s a life worth celebrating, Radhika! Well written!

    Liked by 2 people

  24. Deb
    October 20, 2020

    That is a smile of satisfaction, and the beautiful lines fully complete the story of a life virtuosly lived, and happiness that comes not through materialistic fulfillment but instead through duties well disbursed and responsibilities met to the end. A very contended smile, which your lovely poem complements so well Radhika.

    Liked by 3 people

    • radhikasreflection
      October 21, 2020

      Thanks Deb for your lovely feedback. Some how today we seem to be digressing from this core essence of life, in pursuit of other worldly pleasures. Have a lovely day!!

      Liked by 1 person

  25. Ray
    October 20, 2020

    Superb! ❤

    Liked by 2 people

  26. Infinite Living
    October 20, 2020

    I love the rich perspectives in this poem, it is a beautiful one. The wealth of the world vs the treasure of the heart – it is a privilege to get to know the difference. Complacency in the eyes is just a perception of the other, often times it is an experience of contentment within. Life indeed is a celebration of being present each moment. Love this!

    Liked by 2 people

  27. positivesideofcoin
    October 21, 2020

    That’s beauty of life. Wonderful 😊🙏💗.

    Liked by 2 people

  28. Cindy Georgakas
    October 21, 2020

    I love this Radhika! The picture is so perfect for your peice of beautifully crafted poetry. The crevices in her face and the wisdom in your perfectly chosen words! ❤️ Cindy

    Liked by 2 people

  29. Msdedeng
    October 21, 2020

    This is so beautiful, Radhika

    Liked by 2 people

  30. michnavs
    October 21, 2020

    “I lived each moment, as a celebration of life!”…. ahhh this last line is really epic…

    Liked by 1 person

  31. Deeksha Pathak
    October 21, 2020

    Radhika,such a beautiful poetry celebrating each phase of life!!

    Liked by 1 person

  32. bejamin4
    October 21, 2020

    Nice. “I lived each moment, as a celebration of life!” I think you have to do this to be most at peace.

    Liked by 2 people

  33. Can’t come out of your lines ma’am. This is what the thoughts have to be when look back at life at this age.

    Liked by 2 people

  34. Lakshmi Bhat
    October 21, 2020

    Your words reflect the beautiful face of the lady 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

  35. Rishika Kakar
    October 21, 2020

    Life is meant to be cherished and celebrated, indeed! I love the idea behind this poem and the way you’ve presented it, ma’am! ❤️❤️

    Liked by 2 people

  36. gulfcoastpoet@gmail.com
    October 22, 2020

    Radhika, Such an empathetic reading of the old woman’s lovely face! ❤ Inspiring poem! Have a great day! Cheryl

    Liked by 2 people

  37. DeepikasRamblings
    October 22, 2020

    A life full of spiritual wealth. A good take 👌

    Liked by 2 people

  38. my valiant soul
    October 22, 2020

    Powerful!

    Liked by 2 people

  39. MeganMarie
    October 24, 2020

    I love this! Nice creativity. Would love a follow back 😉💜

    Liked by 1 person

  40. myexpressionofthoughtsblog
    October 24, 2020

    beautiful

    Liked by 1 person

  41. sunisanthosh
    October 24, 2020

    Your picture and poetry shows the celebration of life Radhika. 💕

    Liked by 1 person

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  44. Kendi Karimi
    October 26, 2020

    Absolutely in love with this piece. 😍😍😍

    Liked by 1 person

  45. harishharplani02
    October 27, 2020

    very nice

    Like

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