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Slow Poison!

Image credit; Cheryl Holt @ Pixabay

Two tiny angels, hand in hand

dressed pretty, picking posies

dimpled giggles, bubbling laughter

 playing naughty pranks

excited over a broken tooth,

sharing half eaten candies

discussing in all seriousness, about their bag of trinkets

frolicking merrily behind meandering butterflies.

Indulging in pure childhood joys,

oblivious of their skin colors,

they revel in a world of happiness with each other,

Until the sentinels of society

grab them with their tainted hands

feed their tender minds with malefic thoughts,

tarnish their naïve souls

with malice against each other.

With time, innocence gradually fades

distancing themselves under myopic racial scoff.

Sadje’s What do you see # 58. Does the above image inspire you to write something?

64 comments on “Slow Poison!

  1. Ramya Vivek
    December 2, 2020

    Beautifully written..kudos ❤

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Megala
    December 2, 2020

    Beautiful poem for the given prompt.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Miriam Hurdle
    December 2, 2020

    Your poem is beautiful. The reality is sad but true. Well done, Radhika! ❤

    Liked by 1 person

  4. HappySoul
    December 2, 2020

    The reality so well written R. The society steals the innocence of a child’s mind

    Liked by 1 person

  5. rosidabegum
    December 2, 2020

    That’s great. You have beautifully painted your thoughts in this poem.The reality is reflecting..how discrimination arises with age.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. vaniheart
    December 2, 2020

    This is just beautiful❤❤❤

    Liked by 1 person

  7. SRIKANTH
    December 2, 2020

    Wonderful poem 👍🤝

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Sadje
    December 2, 2020

    This is a very beautifully written poem Radhika. Unfortunately it depicts the reality more often than not. Thanks for joining in.

    Liked by 1 person

    • radhikasreflection
      December 2, 2020

      Yes Sadje, I would like to imagine a world where children continue to carry their purity as they grow. This world would be such a better place to live in.
      Enjoyed writing for this beautiful prompt ❤️

      Liked by 1 person

      • Sadje
        December 2, 2020

        I think it really would be a far better place for us all. Thanks

        Liked by 1 person

  9. Rishika Jain
    December 2, 2020

    This is such a great take, I love how well it depicts the reality!

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Her
    December 2, 2020

    As always, 👌 ✍️

    Liked by 1 person

  11. paeansunplugged
    December 2, 2020

    Loved how you began it, Radhika. If only we could wish away the harsh reality. Beautifully expressed. ❤️

    Liked by 2 people

  12. Chris Hall
    December 2, 2020

    This sad truth is so well conveyed by your poem. I really like the way the rhythm slows towards the end as youthful innocence is tainted.

    Liked by 1 person

  13. So awesome, told the beauty of the innocence and ugly of the well grown society.

    Liked by 1 person

  14. boundlessblessingsblog
    December 2, 2020

    This is reality of life. When we are children life is so beautiful and innocent but as we grow up everything changes and we become so bitter. A lovely and wonderful poem, Radhika and the picture was so cute.

    Like

  15. Zoya Ke Jazbaat
    December 2, 2020

    Beautiful poem💖

    Liked by 1 person

  16. akshita1776
    December 2, 2020

    Beautiful!

    Liked by 1 person

  17. Rishika Kakar
    December 2, 2020

    Hi Radhika ma’am, I’ve been away for some time and so behind on my reading and writing! I absolutely love this take on the prompt. Such a poignant and powerful piece. 💘

    Liked by 1 person

  18. Infinite Living
    December 3, 2020

    I got immersed in how beautifully you painted their childhood joys and forgot that I had read the perfect title you gave this piece. The sad realty of society too you painted equally beautifully. I truly wish we return all stolen innocence.

    Liked by 1 person

  19. The Typewriter
    December 3, 2020

    Awesome.. Absolute truth.. 👍🏼😊👌🏼

    Liked by 1 person

  20. Remus Ganzledore
    December 3, 2020

    Well written!!

    Liked by 1 person

  21. V.J. Knutson
    December 3, 2020

    I want to scream NOOO! Children have so much to teach us.

    Liked by 1 person

  22. Moushmi Radhanpara
    December 3, 2020

    This is so, so thoughtful and beautifully written.

    Like

  23. Cheryl, Gulf Coast Poet
    December 3, 2020

    Radhika, an absolutely marvelous poem! I especially like the phrase, “sentinels of society.” That is very kind terminology for what they are capable of! Hope all is well with you and your family. ❤

    Liked by 1 person

    • radhikasreflection
      December 4, 2020

      Thanks so much Cheryl. Yes, quite a dignified way of addressing them, for the tyrant they play. All well here Cheryl. Wishing you a lovely day ❤️

      Liked by 1 person

  24. michnavs
    December 3, 2020

    Wonderfully written Radhika

    Liked by 1 person

  25. Cindy Georgakas
    December 3, 2020

    Such beautiful words woven by the innocence and love of children Rahika! It reminds me of my daughter with her friend when she was little.. I’m going to have to post it sometime.. Thanks for the memory! ❤️

    Liked by 1 person

  26. Cindy Georgakas
    December 4, 2020

    Me too, it’s always fun to reminisce. Thanks for that. Now I’ll have to remember to post it-:)

    Liked by 1 person

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  29. relaxitsallwrite
    December 7, 2020

    Powerful! Very well penned, Radhika

    Liked by 1 person

  30. Ramblingswithusha
    December 7, 2020

    Reminded of my grand daughter with her friends. How society tarnishes relationships and we call ourselves civilized. Enjoyed reading this lyrical poem.

    Like

  31. Henryhilson
    December 12, 2020

    Beautiful piece… 👏🏾

    Liked by 1 person

  32. Deeksha Pathak
    December 14, 2020

    Lovely poem Radhika, depicting the cruel reality of this world which kills the basic nature of humanity.

    Like

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