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Insipid Life!

Once upon a time, a vivacious girl was she.

Jewels of happy times dazzled her cache of memories.

Her persona emanated a sprightly laughter,

until the pandemic struck.

Locked down within the four walls,

online, virtual space conquered her life.

With friends and family imprisoned on the screen

tentacles of loneliness clasped her breath.

Silent voices screamed within her head,

with thoughts, lost in the labyrinth of anxiety.

Her once effervescent soul, today is anemic.

The Covid-19 pandemic has forced schools, colleges and educational institutions to shut down since March last year. At an age when the primary fulfilling factor is interaction with classmates and enjoying school-life, a shutdown has wreaked havoc in the daily life of students. We have seen an alarming rise in the mental health problems faced by them. Acknowledging this issue with timely treatment can make a significant difference in helping them cope better with the situation.

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55 comments on “Insipid Life!

  1. Reena Saxena
    February 26, 2021

    Reblogged this on Reena Saxena and commented:
    Insipid …..by Radhika

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  2. HappySoul
    February 26, 2021

    So true R! Well penned

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  3. crucialnotes
    February 26, 2021

    Beautifully observed ❣️

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  4. Krishna
    February 26, 2021

    Sad truth of isolation…well said dear Radhika

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  5. Nawazish
    February 26, 2021

    So true R! Well penned!❤

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  6. Indira
    February 26, 2021

    True….well depicted the trauma, Radhika!!

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  7. Moushmi Radhanpara
    February 26, 2021

    This was so beautiful 👏

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  8. Tanisha
    February 26, 2021

    Beautiful imagery…I can totally relate to it.

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  9. Reena Saxena
    February 26, 2021

    Yes. Isolation has invoked fears, dejection, loneliness in many. Those who were comfortable in their company have survived well.

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    • radhikasreflection
      February 27, 2021

      Yes Reena. But kids need that social interaction. A counselor friend of mine has also said that she is counseling a greater number of kids this time than earlier years. Hopefully things get back to normal soon.

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  10. kittysverses
    February 26, 2021

    This is very much true, Ma’am. You’ve captured the pain very well. 🙂

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  11. utahan15
    February 26, 2021

    within the spaces
    we sure did some about faces

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  12. boundlessblessingsblog
    February 26, 2021

    I completely agree with this profound poem, Radhika. COVID has impacted children and senior citizens a lot. They all have become full of anxiety and why and when this all will go and the negativity that is persisting in our papers and TV news.

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    • radhikasreflection
      February 27, 2021

      Absolutely. Sometimes even I feel so low, each age group dealing with their own set of problems Kamal.

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      • boundlessblessingsblog
        February 27, 2021

        Yes Radhika I too feel so restless once I get up say by six in the morning and then have to keep myself so positive and take God’s name it is madness. Too much negativity everywhere. Let’s hope all goes well. Take care and stay safe 🙏🏻❤️❤️❤️

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      • radhikasreflection
        February 27, 2021

        Yes, we need to pray and stay positive ❤️❤️

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      • boundlessblessingsblog
        February 27, 2021

        Yes Radhika 😊❤️❤️😊

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  13. -Eugenia
    February 26, 2021

    So true and beautifully penned. The virus has taken its toll in more ways than one. It seems we were misled in many ways, especially closing things down. Some countries and the State of Florida opened everything up with no signs of an increase of virus cases. I feel there will be some serious mental health issues in the future. Fabulous piece, Radhika! Brava!

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    • radhikasreflection
      February 27, 2021

      That’s such a relief Eugenia. Here in India, when we thought everything was under control, we have a new spike in some states. Hoping this is not a second wave. Keeping fingers crossed.
      Thank you so much. Let’s pray for normalcy to return across the globe. ❤️

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  14. Infinite Living
    February 26, 2021

    Your poem is very beautiful and meaningful. I agree it is necessary to acknowledge the toll it is taking on entire generations from these varied age groups. The youngest children have not seen another world and the online school is so taxing on their systems – adults too not equipped often to adapt to the times while caring for them. The teenagers are struggling with mental well being is heartbreaking for parents to deal with.

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    • radhikasreflection
      February 27, 2021

      I so agree with you Pragalbha. People across ages and strata are dealing with something so new and different. Mental health is a major cause of worry. Many times one doesn’t even realise he needs help. It is indeed heartbreaking for the person and the family. Hopefully we’ll come out stronger from this.

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  15. Deb
    February 27, 2021

    Beautifully written Radhika, and so true! And children have become super addicted to their gadgets and gizmos during this imprisonment. They now have online gaming sessions! Hopefully they will be able to recover the joy of outdoors playing once this is all over!

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    • radhikasreflection
      February 27, 2021

      I too wish so Deb. Sometimes it just feels like a bad dream and hope it’ll all be normal when we wake up. Keeping sane in such times is quite a daunting task. Let’s hope we’ll be able to enjoy outdoors soon.🤞

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  16. sunisanthosh
    February 27, 2021

    A true reminder Radhika. Everyone should know the consequences of Covid mentally and physically in both young children and elders !! 💜

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  17. Subbashini Meenakshi Sundaram
    February 27, 2021

    Your words well told the reality ma’am.

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  18. Olivia Ava
    February 27, 2021

    True indeed👍. Everything is stuck for this virus😌😌

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  19. Chiru
    February 28, 2021

    This is so true Radhika… Even now the new normal makes us compare the past normal and can’t digest the fact that its not the same like before…

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    • radhikasreflection
      February 28, 2021

      Sadly it is going to take lot of effort and time to get back to ” normal”! Good to see you after long. How have you been?

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      • Chiru
        March 1, 2021

        Thats right.. we need more time…
        All good Radhika.. After marriage life has changed a lot… lol.. How are you..?

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  20. singhpiyush6089
    February 28, 2021

    Deeply moving… It was a tough time for all of us but a lesson that nature is vulnerable n it needs our attention…

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  21. Kritika
    March 2, 2021

    True it is. The physical interaction, the creativity, a child’s mind and body are suffering. Distressing times.

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  22. Benjamin Grossman
    March 3, 2021

    Haunting. You really embodied the picture so well, added such depth.

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  25. Trishikh
    May 11, 2021

    A very true plight of so many around the world. By now everyone knows someone who has passed away and many have simply ebbed away in depression and for losing their jobs and other reasons different from the disease itself. Lovely poetry during these trying days.

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    • radhikasreflection
      May 11, 2021

      Yes, it has been really tough for many. Cases of depression in people have also been alarmingly on the rise. Hopefully things will settle down soon. Thanks Trishikh !

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