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Life’s Milestones…

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Bubbly baby’s progress defines

growing up milestones

painted in playful contours

in a blissful innocent world.

Teenage years chart a new course

mark the many firsts…a date, a kiss

romantic crush or rebellious streak

friends and ambition play a pivotal role

zeal to accomplish inks the milestones.

With a step into the professional world,

life ebbs into a comfort zone

many settle to the society’s norms

honor the events that unfold in due course

targets at work and family goals, outline the milestones.

Fading twilight waits for the ebony sky

to move on, into a destination unknown.

A glance into life’s rear view mirror reflects

  celebration of life with its many milestones.

 The heart whispers a thanksgiving prayer!

Reena’s Exploratin Challenge #180 : Milestone

Eugi’s weekly prompt : Playful

61 comments on “Life’s Milestones…

  1. Deb
    April 9, 2021

    You have charted a whole lifetime so beautifully Radhika! I notice how the initial years have words which represent uncharted freedom, joy, bliss and yet as you mention we step into the comfort zone post movement into the professional zone. I know that is how it is interpreted, but to me all the real discomforts start from here on 🙂
    And hopefully we all have a life so fulfilling that our heart whispers a thanksgiving prayer when we look back at the rear view mirror – a toast to that from me 🙂

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    • ashok
      April 9, 2021

      Yes Deb, most of us become comfortable in our discomfort zones 😒

      Life grows progressively tougher with every new phase – being a baby being the best. But once we have understood the basics all the seasons of life are fun 😊

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    • radhikasreflection
      April 9, 2021

      Many thanks for that lovely feedback Deb. I guess nobody’s life is perfect. Each phase has its own set of challenges. When one achieves a milestone despite those challenges, the accomplishment is more gratifying.
      But, I believe we all have a lot in our plate, to express a prayer of thanksgiving. Hope your life blesses you with many such moments of happiness and achievements when you look back. 💙💜

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  2. Ritish Sharma
    April 9, 2021

    Wow! You described it really well. Beautifully written.
    Quoting a line ‘many settle to the Society’s norms’, I assume here that with no intention, people lower their expectations to fit into the world.
    And it reminds me of one more lines, of that day be day nothing changes, but when you look back everything is different.

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    • radhikasreflection
      April 9, 2021

      Thank you Ritish. While the majority settle to the routine, a few question and challenge themselves to draw up their own itinerary in life, rather than follow the society’s norms.
      And yes then at the end, the backward glance at the road traversed gives an all new perspective. Thanks for sharing that line 😊

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  3. Nawazish
    April 9, 2021

    You’ve described it so well R!❤

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  4. akshita1776
    April 9, 2021

    Wonderful!

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  5. boundlessblessingsblog
    April 9, 2021

    Whole life is chartered in a beautiful poem, Radhika. Great.

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  6. Reena Saxena
    April 9, 2021

    I see how lifespans are divided into milestones. The problem starts when we compare with others and whip ourselves for missing a milestone. Like girls may choose to stay single or child free, but parents get all knotted about it.

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  7. Reena Saxena
    April 9, 2021

    Reblogged this on Reena Saxena and commented:
    Life’s milestones …..by Radhika

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  8. Riya Gautam
    April 9, 2021

    Brilliant ✨

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  9. Rishika Jain
    April 9, 2021

    Ah this is so beautiful and so well articulated 😍🤗💛

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  10. Indira
    April 9, 2021

    What a way to look at the phases of life…beautiful, Radhika!!

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  11. Astrid
    April 9, 2021

    I love how you capture the essence of a lifetime into a single poem. Such wise words indeed!

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  12. -Eugenia
    April 9, 2021

    Life’s full circle beautifully expressed, Radhika! Thank you so much for joining in.

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  13. Thegirlwithapuzzledmind
    April 9, 2021

    Brilliantly written Radhika. Its so endearing and true. You have amazingly described the whole lifespan.

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  14. Infinite Living
    April 9, 2021

    Absolutely loved reading the course of a lifetime through your talent of beautiful composing. The last few lines made me smile, that would be the goal – to be able to look in the rear view mirror with a smile and heartfelt humble gratitude.

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  15. Wonderful poem, though Each life looks different it has similarity at the base you captured it so well so as everyone can accept.

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  16. Kritika
    April 10, 2021

    So true. The whole life in a poem. Wonderful crafting.

    Liked by 2 people

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  18. HappySoul
    April 12, 2021

    So beautifuly done R! That’s a lovely poem

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  19. I. J. Khanewala
    April 12, 2021

    That’s a lot of candles on that cake. I think I’ll be nice and contented with my life by then.

    Your redesign of the landing page is also very good now, clean and comfortable.

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  20. DeepikasRamblings
    April 12, 2021

    So beautifully penned, Radhika. From a journey of a bubbly baby to an adult who has to stuff himself/herself to fit into the societal norms. Loved reading this.👌👌💞💞

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  21. sunisanthosh
    April 12, 2021

    Beautifully written Radhika 👏 the road map of life. Every life is different than the other, thankfully go along with it. 💜

    Liked by 2 people

  22. stelorafedie101blog
    April 13, 2021

    Such an interesting milestones🌼🌺🌷🌹

    Liked by 1 person

  23. Adashusolomonrejoice
    April 14, 2021

    Very interesting

    Liked by 1 person

  24. Benjamin Grossman
    April 14, 2021

    You have a wonderful way of making deep massages extremely poetic and beautiful. Lovely work! This is so good: “painted in playful contours”; “Fading twilight waits for the ebony sky”.

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  27. Msdedeng
    April 17, 2021

    Absolutely!

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  28. GeoTrend
    April 19, 2021

    Amazingly described 👏🏻

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