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The World Burns…

Noxious intent brews

rampant callous endeavors

toxic news flare up

flames of greed engulf mankind

the world burns, inhales vile ash.

A tanka for Reena’s Exploration Challenge # 164

46 comments on “The World Burns…

  1. Goutam suthar
    December 4, 2020

    😯

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  2. Moushmi Radhanpara
    December 4, 2020

    Love how you have put it. It is haunting though.

    Liked by 2 people

  3. Reena Saxena
    December 4, 2020

    Beautiful! I like the phonetics of the piece.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Reena Saxena
    December 4, 2020

    Reblogged this on Reena Saxena and commented:
    The world burns ….. By Radhika

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  5. vishalbheeroo
    December 4, 2020

    The absolute truth Radhika on the flaring and consummate of the news.

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  6. DeepikasRamblings
    December 4, 2020

    True, the world burns. Hope we get some peace in the form of cool rains πŸ’¦ to put out this fire πŸ”₯..

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  7. paeansunplugged
    December 4, 2020

    Powerful piece, Radhika! Very well said.

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  8. Jason Richie
    December 4, 2020

    Flames of greed engulf mankind…well put.

    Liked by 2 people

  9. judeitakali
    December 4, 2020

    Strong and eerie

    Liked by 1 person

  10. boundlessblessingsblog
    December 4, 2020

    The world is truly burning and in a very sorry state too. Fantastic poem, Radhika and the picture was so perfect and apt. Too good.

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    • radhikasreflection
      December 4, 2020

      Thanks so much Kamal. Yes, we are in a very sorry state today but sadly are doing nothing about it.

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      • boundlessblessingsblog
        December 4, 2020

        Yes absolutely true and agree totally with your words Radhika. You are always welcome dear πŸ’“πŸ’“πŸ’“πŸ’“

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  11. Hemalatha Ramesh
    December 4, 2020

    Strong as always!!

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Amazing, how powerful the words are. of course the ugly truth.

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  13. Cheryl, Gulf Coast Poet
    December 4, 2020

    Perfect description of the problems we are experiencing worldwide! Very well-written and impactful! Great photo too. We should not become so involved in our own personal concerns that we become complacent about how dire circumstances are.
    Great poem, Radhika! ❀

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    • radhikasreflection
      December 5, 2020

      Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts on this Cheryl. I absolutely agree with it.

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  14. Infinite Living
    December 4, 2020

    Like a powerful wake up call, and yet so beautiful! Loved the concluding lines.

    Liked by 1 person

  15. V.J. Knutson
    December 5, 2020

    Truth. Well written, Radhika

    Liked by 1 person

  16. HappySoul
    December 5, 2020

    Strong words R! As always .. so well written.. tightly packed n perfect!

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  17. Indira
    December 5, 2020

    Great, powerful. Excellent take.

    Liked by 1 person

  18. Indira
    December 5, 2020

    Reblogged this on Sharing Thoughts.

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  19. Megala
    December 5, 2020

    β€œtoxic news flare up” – it is indeed an undeniable truth.

    Liked by 2 people

  20. Msdedeng
    December 5, 2020

    β€œFlames of greed …”

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  21. sunisanthosh
    December 6, 2020

    Short, powerful and well written πŸ‘πŸ’•

    Liked by 2 people

  22. Indira
    December 6, 2020

    Awesome composition, Radhika!
    Back here after a long gap πŸ™‚

    Liked by 2 people

  23. Benjamin Grossman
    December 6, 2020

    Strong imagery. Especially the ending. That will stick with me.

    Liked by 1 person

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