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Who’ll feed me?

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A small café out in the suburbs, I owned

sunshine hues ushered in a happy mood

regular clientele stayed loyal

life was modest, yet I was content, until last year.

Life has never been the same since,

with the doors of my café forced shut

the pandemic’s shadow cast a gloomy spell,

 lockdown came as an inexorable curse.

The affluent, whine about being confined indoors

but think not about the many like me.

I, who once served meals to so many

today, struggle to feed myself!

Sadje’s What do you see #78

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73 comments on “Who’ll feed me?

  1. Rishika Jain
    April 19, 2021

    Ah this is so amazing!! You’ve
    portrayed the situation so well 🥰❤️

    Liked by 5 people

  2. Sadje
    April 19, 2021

    This is a groom reality of the after effects of this pandemic. You’ve shed light on a very distressing part of life. Thanks Radhika for joining in.

    Liked by 4 people

    • radhikasreflection
      April 20, 2021

      Sadje, just when things were looking up, the second wave has drowned many under its intensity. Life is just so tough for some.

      Liked by 1 person

  3. sunisanthosh
    April 19, 2021

    Beautifully expressed the current situation and affects of the pandemic !!💜

    Liked by 4 people

  4. Indira
    April 19, 2021

    The reality…it is very painful! Well conveyed this, Radhika!

    Liked by 4 people

  5. akshita1776
    April 19, 2021

    You just painted a picture with words. Awesome!!

    Liked by 3 people

  6. Olivia Ava
    April 19, 2021

    Nicely described the current situation❤️😊

    Liked by 4 people

  7. utahan15
    April 19, 2021

    there is more than one way to be fed

    Liked by 2 people

  8. V.J. Knutson
    April 19, 2021

    I think often of those whose lives depend on people out and about. You capture it well.

    Liked by 3 people

    • radhikasreflection
      April 20, 2021

      Thanks V. J! It nice that you feel for them. Life has been very tough for many such small time entrepreneurs and migrant workers here in India.

      Liked by 1 person

  9. rosidabegum
    April 19, 2021

    This the fact…today’s tragedy. For how long..we don’t know. You have described it so beautifully Radhika ❤ May God bless all🙏🙏

    Liked by 4 people

    • radhikasreflection
      April 20, 2021

      Sadly when we thought we have gotten over it, the second wave has hit us much harder. Its just so depressing now Rosida. Praying for healing times to set in.
      Thanks and take care.

      Like

  10. This is so moving, well described the reality and the sad part is this still continues let’s hope it end soon

    Liked by 3 people

  11. vaniheart
    April 19, 2021

    Ahh the last lines 😐😐😐
    You expressed their pain very well

    Liked by 3 people

  12. Cheryl, Gulf Coast Poet
    April 19, 2021

    Radikha, this is such an empathetic poem. Sadly, it is the story of many real people during the pandemic era. ❤ You have captured their situation so well.

    Liked by 2 people

    • radhikasreflection
      April 20, 2021

      Thank you Cheryl. Here the situation is very bad. With slowly things moving towards another lock down. Take care Cheryl. ❤ !

      Like

  13. michnavs
    April 20, 2021

    “I, who once served meals to so many

    today, struggle to feed myself!”…awww this one hits me the most… i could only imagine this small cafe/restaurant owners shutting down their businesses due to pandemic…

    Liked by 3 people

    • radhikasreflection
      April 20, 2021

      True Mich, there are so many small time traders and entrepreneurs who had to shut down their business due to the pandemic. How is the situation in your country? Here it is quite grim.

      Liked by 1 person

  14. The reality of so many, you have wrapped your beautiful words around it, Radhika.

    Liked by 3 people

  15. ashok
    April 20, 2021

    Such is life but still
    Grateful to be alive 👏

    Liked by 4 people

  16. Rupali
    April 20, 2021

    Difficult times. Well written post.

    Liked by 3 people

  17. boundlessblessingsblog
    April 20, 2021

    I completely agree with your profound poem, Radhika. Difficult times and the poor of our country are suffering in making ends meet.

    Liked by 3 people

  18. Deeksha Bhardwaj
    April 21, 2021

    Beautifully written 👏🏼👏🏼🌺

    Liked by 4 people

  19. Essence of life
    April 21, 2021

    Sad story of each of us who are trying to make ends meet.

    Liked by 4 people

  20. inbetweendollars
    April 21, 2021

    So well written! There’s a café that I frequent in my town. The owner had to close a few times, asked his employees to split working hours, and unfortunately had to let some go. But things are starting to pick up since it’s warmer (northeast region) and the community really goes out to support his café along with other local business! You captured it so well!

    Liked by 3 people

    • radhikasreflection
      April 21, 2021

      I know the pandemic has been very harsh for many small time owners of different establishments. I am glad thinks are looking good your side of the world. Let’s hope for the same across the globe.
      Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts here 😊

      Liked by 1 person

  21. DeepikasRamblings
    April 21, 2021

    The state of many, in the current situation, very well captured, Radhika 👍

    Liked by 4 people

  22. Sowmya
    April 21, 2021

    Beautiful reflection of the current scenario in India.

    Liked by 3 people

  23. Ivanlui
    April 22, 2021

    Stay strong 🙏🏼 thanks for sharing

    Liked by 3 people

  24. DiosRaw
    April 23, 2021

    ♥️

    Liked by 1 person

  25. Ashish kumar
    April 23, 2021

    Waw… this is amazing creativity… well penned…

    Liked by 1 person

  26. judeitakali
    April 24, 2021

    This is so deeply honest. Thank you for shedding light on it.

    Like

  27. sajeedahat
    April 24, 2021

    Good one

    Liked by 1 person

  28. Dreamy Parakeet
    April 25, 2021

    Liked by 1 person

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  30. Chris Hall
    April 26, 2021

    A perfect reflection of the ongoing situation in so many places across the world, Radhika. So many businesses fail, so many struggling to survive. I count my blessings.

    Liked by 1 person

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  32. Double-AA-battery
    April 29, 2021

    This poem brings tears to my eyes! So deep

    Like

  33. Beautiful poem

    Liked by 1 person

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