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The Question Remains…

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Lock down changed life forever

redefined many facets.

We tasted virtual reality bites

embraced a minimalistic approach,

nature rejuvenated, when we were caged.

Emotions came about in a mixed bag.

Familial bonds recharged with great vigor

skills honed, connections renewed.

Some had to endure the pangs of separation,

mental health issues rocked a few.

The health workers are true warriors

fighting an enemy unknown.

The harsh plight of migrant workers

brought to fore, many kind souls amongst us,

 reaching out with helping hands,

 the blessed, bowed down in gracious thanksgiving.

Now all masked up, as we unlock our cages,

this question continues to torment me…

Will man emerge wiser from the pandemic?

will we respect this freedom now

or

will we go back to our old ways?

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68 comments on “The Question Remains…

  1. kittysverses
    November 30, 2020

    On the threshold of the last month of this year, you’ve captured the events of the year beautifully, Ma’am. 🙂

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  2. Hemalatha Ramesh
    November 30, 2020

    A brilliant write, ma’am!

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  3. Reena Saxena
    November 30, 2020

    Bang on! Lessons learnt are being shared enthusiastically now, but will they be retained?

    Liked by 2 people

  4. Reena Saxena
    November 30, 2020

    Reblogged this on Reena Saxena and commented:
    Question Remains …… by Radhika

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  5. Cheryl, Gulf Coast Poet
    November 30, 2020

    Radhika, you have asked the essential question. Sadly, I think I know the answer. Though I doubt if we will ever forget these experiences, and some innovations and personal changes will result, I think we will return to our old ways rather quickly. All the best! ❤

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    • radhikasreflection
      December 1, 2020

      You have echoed my thoughts Cheryl. Except for a handful of people, majority are happily getting back to their selfish ways. If we don’t learn lessons from such a big global pandemic, I wonder if anything at all can change us.

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  6. SRIKANTH
    November 30, 2020

    Wonderful write up of happenings! As Cheryl said we will forget no doubt in it !

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  7. Nawazish
    November 30, 2020

    You have expressed the situation so well R! The last 2 lines🤩

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  8. V.J. Knutson
    November 30, 2020

    You really have captured the many facets of this time, and the question hovers over all of us, I believe. Well done.

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  9. boundlessblessingsblog
    November 30, 2020

    Excellent words so beautifully penned for the year 2020 that brought with it the pandemic and all its paraphenelia. Let us all hope we learn from this lesson and take 2021 as a good year devoid of any diseases. Lovely poem, Radhika.

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  10. Cindy Georgakas
    November 30, 2020

    Great questions Radhika and I would hope that we will learn from this whole ordeal! I tend to think I have changed and I’m not going back but we shall see what I do and how the rest of the world handles it. ❤️🤗 Cindy

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    • radhikasreflection
      December 1, 2020

      Guess if each person does his bit, we would still make a difference, albeit a small one. Happy that you are one of them. Thanks so much Cindy ❤️

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      • Cindy Georgakas
        December 1, 2020

        Yes, this is so true Radhika!!! This is so true. You’re so welcome! ❤️❤️❤️ thank you ! ❤️

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  11. Ramya Vivek
    November 30, 2020

    Loved this ❤❤

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  12. HappySoul
    November 30, 2020

    Beautifully summarised R.. the question remains and I really doubt on humans learning a lesson ..

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  13. Deeksha Pathak
    November 30, 2020

    Thought provoking post for the last month of 2020.
    I believe we learn lessons only in books .With our greed and unlimited desires we have changed the course of Nature and still nothing learnt.

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  14. paeansunplugged
    November 30, 2020

    Radhika, we have learned a lot but sadly history tells we are bad at retaining lessons learnt! Excellent summing up of the most extraordinary happening of our lifetime.

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  15. Subbashini Meenakshi Sundaram
    November 30, 2020

    Yes that’s needed question now, I believe some souls will truly value this. Lovely poem

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  16. Infinite Living
    November 30, 2020

    That is a perfect and apt recap you have created and an important question to ask. I am optimistic we would be moving forward into new ways of being while collectively continuing the journey of shedding the old. So much curiosity, hope and uncertainty still.

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    • radhikasreflection
      December 1, 2020

      Well, Pragalbha optimism and hope are what will keep us going despite all the gloom that has enveloped our earth.

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  17. We have to find new ways, I am afraid there is no way back to old times, therefore we should make the new ways better and fill it with more gratitude, kindness and carrying for one another.

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  18. Moushmi Radhanpara
    December 1, 2020

    So much to think, so much to consider. I hope people learn from this year, instead og resorting to old means. However, am sceptical.

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  19. Rupali
    December 1, 2020

    Yeah! we all need to think for a better tomorrow 🙂
    Nice one Radhika.

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  20. Indira
    December 1, 2020

    Let’s hope, dear. Beautifully written.

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  21. -Eugenia
    December 1, 2020

    Amen!

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  22. Her
    December 1, 2020

    Well written Radhika, you covered everything of 2020 and a good question in the end, only time will tell, what we will be doing…

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  23. sunisanthosh
    December 1, 2020

    We learn some lessons from this pandemic and we have to change ourselves. There is a lot of harm done to nature here and we can’t find solutions.
    Indeed I am looking forward for the normal days.

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  24. sunisanthosh
    December 1, 2020

    We learn some lessons from this pandemic and we should change. We have done many harmful things to nature.
    Indeed I waiting for the better future. 🦋💕

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  25. Benjamin Grossman
    December 1, 2020

    Great poem to sum up the year. Though I worry the change will be minimal once things go back to normal, I hope we go into the next year with more compassion for everyone and everything in this universe. Have a great start to your month!

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  26. judeitakali
    December 3, 2020

    Beautiful writing. Deep questions. I can’t help but hope we learn 🙏🏾🧡

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  28. Annika Perry
    December 3, 2020

    Radhika, your last line is a question I keep asking myself. How tragic if after all the loss, hardship, things, life was just to go back to the same. No lessons learning? No higher spiritual awareness achieved? I love how you capture this year and the pandemic, its lows, yes so many of them but you do right to highlight the power and wonder of nature.

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    • radhikasreflection
      December 4, 2020

      Thanks so much Annika. Its always a pleasure to read your feedback. You capture the essence of the writers intent so well.
      Well, unable to learn any lessons from the pandemic shows how poor a student man is, when it comes to life’s tests and challenges. So good to see you here again. Take care ♥️

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  29. purplepeninportland
    December 5, 2020

    True. Healthcare workers are the true warriors of our time. We are a nation that tends to repeat history, so . . . good question.

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