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The Sphinx’s Lament…

Since time immemorial, my abode was

teeming with people from across the world.

Intrigued by the myths that shroud me,

photographers, writers and tourists

thronged to experience my mystic aura.

The gales filled me with the echoes of

 chatter and clicks of the shutterbugs.

Always, the center of attraction,

there was  never a dull moment in my life.

Life across the globe changed drastically,

 the gloom of the pandemic, cast an ominous shadow.

Today, the gales sing a melancholic tune

bringing in silent grains of sand.

I am deserted, in this vast desert,

lonely and desolate, scanning the roads,

trying to hear voices, in the eerie stillness of time.

Sadje’s : WDYS #80

V. J’s weekly challenge : Roads

63 comments on “The Sphinx’s Lament…

  1. Sadje
    May 6, 2021

    How beautifully you have captured the feeling of loneliness of this ancient wonder. Thank you so much Radhika for joining in!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. ahiricreates
    May 6, 2021

    Such a lovely way to express! Loved reading it 😍! Beautiful ❤️

    Liked by 2 people

  3. kittysverses
    May 6, 2021

    Very true of the times, Ma’am. I fervently hope we get over this gloom soon. 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

  4. Sowmya
    May 6, 2021

    Wonderful writing as always Radhika. Hope we all ferry across this gloomy phase very soon

    Liked by 2 people

  5. VJ Knutson
    May 6, 2021

    Such a contrast these days. Well described.

    Liked by 2 people

  6. Double-AA-battery
    May 6, 2021

    You know, I never realized how badly the tourist businesses must have been affected, but this poem sums it up very well, and it is truly sad

    Liked by 2 people

  7. ashok
    May 6, 2021

    So beautifully captured the whole scene Radhika. Loved it 😍

    Liked by 2 people

  8. wonderful poem on the Sphinx, Radhika and poor Sphinx all lonely and dusty too. Nice.

    Liked by 2 people

  9. akshita1776
    May 6, 2021

    Very well expressed

    Liked by 2 people

  10. vaniheart
    May 6, 2021

    wow you captured the gloomy days of today’s world so perfectly 👌

    Liked by 2 people

  11. Indira
    May 6, 2021

    This is the story of all such historic and iconic monuments… well written, Radhika!

    Liked by 2 people

  12. Olivia Ava
    May 6, 2021

    Beautiful writing as always🧡

    Liked by 2 people

  13. sunisanthosh
    May 6, 2021

    Very well described the circumstances across the world!❤

    Liked by 2 people

  14. Hope we pass this weird sad phase soon. I loved how you captured the changing scenario and the loneliness thats coming with it.

    Liked by 2 people

  15. Rishika Jain
    May 6, 2021

    Amazing this is💓

    Liked by 2 people

  16. Msdedeng
    May 6, 2021

    This beautiful, Radhika, very well written.

    Liked by 2 people

  17. Flashing Thought
    May 7, 2021

    “loneliness” is one word …being alone.

    With your garland of empathy and sentiments ………..it wont be anymore

    Liked by 2 people

  18. Cindy Georgakas
    May 7, 2021

    Such reflections of changing times and life as we know it. Such a lovely poem of trying to find peace in troubled times Radhika!!🌷🌷

    Liked by 2 people

  19. You spoke so beautifully in its voice, loved reading it.

    Liked by 1 person

  20. gdutta17
    May 7, 2021

    Those are are very thoughtful lines and true of the present times.
    Well said. 😊👏👏👏

    Liked by 1 person

  21. Alysane Society
    May 7, 2021

    Such nice expression of feelings… great job 👏

    Liked by 1 person

  22. Infinite Living
    May 8, 2021

    Ah so beautiful and interesting to imagine how the normally crowded wonders of the world seem/look/feel like with the world at a stand still … perhaps relief sometimes and sometimes gloom …what beauty would bloom out of this very strange time. As we wait for the suffering to alleviate from our human kind.

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  23. Ashish kumar
    May 8, 2021

    This is beautiful… very well written… 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  24. KANAGA
    May 8, 2021

    Radhika, your writing is totally splendid! It’s so beautiful and I can’t imagine how you get all those perfect words, and vocabularies! Keep on writing! ❤️😂😅✨😃

    Liked by 1 person

  25. Aashi
    May 8, 2021

    Beautiful way of encompassing the feelings of loneliness, great post💜

    Liked by 1 person

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  27. Kritika
    May 10, 2021

    ‘I am deserted, in this vast desert,
    lonely and desolate, scanning the roads,
    trying to hear voices, in the eerie stillness of time.’
    So much resonates with the human.
    Beautiful weaving.

    Liked by 1 person

  28. Chris Hall
    May 10, 2021

    I love this – so appropriate for the times. Those last few lines are especially resonant.

    Liked by 1 person

  29. Ankit Khankhara
    May 13, 2021

    Amazing

    Liked by 1 person

  30. Ankit Khankhara
    May 13, 2021

    Visit if you want to know india

    Like

  31. Akriti Jain
    May 13, 2021

    Beautiful words !!! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  32. Raunica
    May 14, 2021

    Apart from the illness part of this pandemic, loneliness is another side that can be as debilitating… beautifully captured

    Like

  33. TravelCuddly
    May 16, 2021

    Beautiful Lines ..🖋️

    Like

  34. blackbird212012
    May 18, 2021

    You are the secret voice of the sphinx

    Like

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