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Reflections 2020!

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This began like any other year. People ushered in 2020 with gusto. Traveling, partying, New Year resolutions, setting targets for the year and so on. Things were moving along until the pandemic hit us like bolt of lightning. The world came to a grinding halt.

A list of new vocabulary became the language of everyday. Corona, lockdown, isolation, positive, virus, pandemic, quarantine, spike, vaccine and so on. Life has never been the same since.

The anger, frustration and helplessness of people spiked along with the cases worldwide.  It brought out emotions in mixed bag. Some counted on blessings and bonding while for others it was separation and desperation. Along with physical setback, emotional well being took a toll on people. With work from home and virtual classrooms, meet and greet, celebrations, everything was in an online avatar. Unlock brought in a breather for the economy. People are getting back to work, but fear still looms large. The vaccine coming out brings in a gentle ray of hope.

As we enter the last couple of days of 2020, what are some of the thoughts and prayers that you want to fill in 2021 with? I would like to paint the coming year with vibrant hues of positive vibes, eclipsing the melancholic monochrome of this year.

Lets start afresh wiping the blemished yesterday,

 filling the clean white slate with tomorrow’s hope.

Praying for the grey clouds of the pandemic to pass over

banishing the black monstrous villain into exile.

Let’s usher in the mellow warmth of a new crimson dawn

as the rays of bright yellow blow a kiss of happiness.

Listening to nature, croon the lyrics of vibrant green,

as the tranquil blue waters, serenade our stressed out mind.

May the year motivate people to get into the pink of health

as embers of the brown hearths keep hunger at bay

 Hope a purple cloak of spirituality and growth embraces mankind

to paint the future with a kaleidoscope of colors .

Prayers to all the departed souls who fought bravely against the virus. Heartfelt gratitude to all the Health care workers, Sanitation workers and the innumerable kind souls who lent a helping hand by contributing in their own way, in this fight against corona.

Wishing all my WP family a very Happy 2021 ❤ ! May the world see better days ahead!

80 comments on “Reflections 2020!

  1. Nawazish
    December 30, 2020

    This such positive and amazing poem!❤

    Liked by 3 people

  2. Your writing is just so beautiful, Radhika. I wish you a healthy and inspirational New Year.

    Liked by 3 people

  3. Cheryl, Gulf Coast Poet
    December 30, 2020

    Beautiful new Year’s Post, Radhika! Vivid images and heartfelt message! May 2021 bring joy to you and your family and to all of us! ❤

    Liked by 2 people

  4. Cindy Georgakas
    December 30, 2020

    such beautiful sentiments for a new year Radhika!❤️

    Liked by 2 people

  5. Southpawpoet
    December 30, 2020

    What a relatable and well- written post.
    I would pray for a healing hand on all of those who did lose someone to the virus who should otherwise still be here.
    And I personally hope that people can take away from this experience a new appreciation for life, and for the little things, and to not be so wasteful.

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    • radhikasreflection
      December 30, 2020

      Thanks so much for your kind words my friend. Yes, the pandemic has taught us profound lessons in minimalistic approach to life and gratefulness along with many others. Hope we use these learnings. May the year bring in normalcy world over. ❤️

      Liked by 2 people

  6. Pallavi
    December 30, 2020

    What a beautiful and hope infused poem!

    Liked by 3 people

  7. rosidabegum
    December 30, 2020

    Amazing post, Radhika. Love your poetries as always. Best wishes to you. Hope 2021 will be a better and peaceful year for all of us. Happy New Year💝

    Liked by 2 people

  8. Roshni
    December 30, 2020

    An amazing post, Radhika!!! Just as you wish, may 2021 be filled with vibrant hues of positive vibes.
    Happy New Year!!!

    Liked by 2 people

  9. Deeksha Pathak
    December 30, 2020

    This post has a perfect description to say bye bye to 2020 and welcome 2021.Radhika, we all are with you to look forward for a new year with lots of new aspirations, hopes and prayers.

    Liked by 2 people

  10. Narendra Nayak
    December 30, 2020

    May the new year bring you great health, success, peace and joy, R!

    Liked by 2 people

  11. Ehipenny
    December 30, 2020

    That’s what we need right now to begin the new year with less fear and a stronger hope. We are leaving behing too many souls, but also dreams, days, bad moments, and It’s time to try to move on without forgetting anything. Thank you ❤

    Liked by 2 people

    • radhikasreflection
      December 30, 2020

      Less fear and more hope….agree with you my friend. We’ve learnt a lot of lessons this year. Hope we take them forward in the coming year 💙

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  12. soiba
    December 30, 2020

    Happy new year , let’s be hopeful!

    Liked by 2 people

  13. michnavs
    December 30, 2020

    Happy New year Radhika and may 2021 be kinder to.all of us❤❤❤

    Liked by 3 people

  14. HappySoul
    December 30, 2020

    Beautiful writing R! A very happy new year to you and your family ❤️

    Liked by 2 people

  15. Indira
    December 30, 2020

    You beautifully summed up 2020, Radhika!
    Along with Covid 19, natural disasters also played havoc in different parts of the world…. Let us hope for the best!

    Liked by 2 people

    • radhikasreflection
      December 30, 2020

      Yes Indira. 2020 has had more negatives news than positives. Hope the coming year changes that equation. Thanks dear 💕

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  16. vaniheart
    December 30, 2020

    to paint the future with a kaleidoscope of colors “, yeah that’s what is really needed❤❤❤
    Lovely👏👏👏

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  17. Flashing Thought
    December 30, 2020

    What a serene and devoted ode to the year 2020…that springs from the heart.
    We are with you in your prayers for the departed, and gratitude to the thousands of health workers who toiled night and day.
    Wishing you and all your family, friends and bloggers a happy new year.

    Stay blessed.

    Liked by 2 people

    • radhikasreflection
      December 30, 2020

      Thank you so much. We all need to move forward hand in hand, with hope held high and collective prayers. Hope the universe showers it’s grace on us. ❤️🙏

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  18. boundlessblessingsblog
    December 30, 2020

    Profound post, Radhika. Yes 2020 that brought all the chaos in the name of CORONA. Let us look ahead with gratitude, love and compassion for a better World. A beautiful poem too.

    Liked by 2 people

    • radhikasreflection
      December 30, 2020

      Thank you Kamal. May the new dawn bring in happiness and normal times again!!

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      • boundlessblessingsblog
        December 30, 2020

        You are always welcome Radhika. May the New Dawn bring lots of happiness and joy at all times. Love and Light to you dear.

        Liked by 1 person

  19. -Eugenia
    December 30, 2020

    Beautiful post, Radhika! Wishing you a bright and successful 2021! 🎊 🎉

    Liked by 2 people

  20. yagneshthakore
    December 30, 2020

    Happy 2021. God Bless.

    Liked by 2 people

  21. The Typewriter
    December 30, 2020

    So beautiful, inspiring, filled with motivation.. 🙏🏼🤗❤💕

    Liked by 2 people

  22. Akhila
    December 30, 2020

    This is a beautiful reflection Radhika.. just loved everything..aNd you didn’t miss the departed souls too.. prayers to all of them..
    Wish you a lovely year ahead..

    Liked by 2 people

    • radhikasreflection
      December 31, 2020

      Thank you Akhila. Yes, very many have lost their lives to covid. Hope the coming year will be better.
      Hope you are doing good Akhila.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Akhila
        January 10, 2021

        Yes, let’s hope 2021 won’t be in a committed affair with COVID

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  23. Subbashini Meenakshi Sundaram
    December 30, 2020

    Your writing brought so much calmness and positivity ma’am. You have given a positive emotional start for the New year. 💐🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

    Liked by 2 people

  24. revaagarwal
    December 31, 2020

    Such a beautiful post! Loved the way you summed up this rollercoaster ride that was 2020! Unforgettable for sure! Happy new year:)

    Liked by 3 people

  25. kittysverses
    December 31, 2020

    A thoughtful rewind, Ma’am. Happy 2021 to you. 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

  26. V.J. Knutson
    December 31, 2020

    A new year brings such hope and your words set the stage for actualization of that hope. Blessings to you for the New Year Radhika.

    Liked by 2 people

  27. Shashank Narayan
    December 31, 2020

    Happy new year 🙂💐

    Liked by 2 people

  28. Jane Lurie
    January 1, 2021

    I love all the positive thoughts and use of color in your poetry, Radhika. Warm wishes for a happy 2021!

    Liked by 1 person

  29. sunisanthosh
    January 1, 2021

    Beautiful post to say bye to 2020 and welcome 2021. Hope your dreams are filled with positive vibes dear Radhika! ❤

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  30. Olivia Ava
    January 2, 2021

    Happy new year🎉❤️. Hope 2021 will bring happiness and prosperity for us.

    Liked by 1 person

  31. Deb
    January 2, 2021

    Beautiful poem Radhika, and most importantly great positive vibes. We pulled through the year, but that’s only one milestone crossed. A major battle lies ahead, to rebuild what we lost. And to sustain the humanity whose glimpses were the silver lining to the dark days. But hopefully together humanity will pull through.
    A very happy new year to you and yours Radhika 🥳🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • radhikasreflection
      January 2, 2021

      Thanks Deb. In all this dark phase if anything was the winner, it was the spirit of humanity that emerged. Salute to all those kind samaritans.

      Like

  32. Bhavana Madbhavi
    January 3, 2021

    Beautiful! Wishing you a very happy new year. Wishing happiness and success all way!

    Liked by 1 person

  33. Nelson
    January 3, 2021

    Reblogged this on Love and Love Alone.

    Like

  34. Megala
    January 4, 2021

    Great post! I’ve got goose bumps while reading this beautiful poem.
    Wishing you & yours a very happy New Year!

    Liked by 1 person

  35. Infinite Living
    January 7, 2021

    What a beautiful post and a poem truly full of vibrant colors! It created a feeling of hope and beauty with your amazing skill with words.

    Liked by 1 person

  36. daneelyunus
    January 10, 2021

    Happy New Year

    Liked by 1 person

  37. Kritika
    January 15, 2021

    “Hope a purple cloak of spirituality and growth embraces mankind
    to paint the future with a kaleidoscope of colors .”
    Love these lines. Happy 2021!

    Like

  38. Her
    January 22, 2021

    A very Happy n Prosperous New Year Radhika!

    Like

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