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Changing Viewpoint!

Yesterday,

This was a view from my window

bustling life, honking cars, jostling crowds.

It narrated tales of people on the move,

and I loathed that cacophony.

Today,

A prisoner, within the walls of my home

I look at the eerie stillness of the deserted street.

The heart yearns to listen to sounds of hustle bustle

only to be greeted by the siren of the ambulance.

Tomorrow,

I pray that the new dawn is a harbinger of hope

bringing with it the gift of healing.

Life returns with its busyness

and this time,

 I would welcome the cacophony!

Sadje’s WDYS #82

Eugi’s weekly prompt : Viewpoint!

76 comments on “Changing Viewpoint!

  1. Sadje
    May 18, 2021

    How right you are Radhika. There was a time when people were fed up with the noise and hectic pace of life. And now most of them want it back. Thanks for joining in

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    • radhikasreflection
      May 18, 2021

      Thanks Sadje. Oh yes, I used to always crib about the traffic and noise, but now I just want that chaotic din to replace this deathly silence and fear that has engulfed us.

      Liked by 2 people

      • Sadje
        May 18, 2021

        I can imagine. You’re welcome

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  2. Gibberish
    May 18, 2021

    Couldn’t agree more Radhika,..the heart craves the hustle bustle which we once used to loathe. Beautifully expressed 💕💕

    Liked by 5 people

  3. ektasaxena
    May 18, 2021

    Amen. The world is waiting to be healed.

    Liked by 4 people

  4. kittysverses
    May 18, 2021

    So very true, Ma’am. 🙂

    Liked by 4 people

  5. Dreamy Parakeet
    May 18, 2021

    Too good

    Liked by 4 people

  6. vaniheart
    May 18, 2021

    How our life was and how it become 🥺🥺
    You expressed it beautiful ❤❤❤

    Liked by 5 people

  7. michnavs
    May 18, 2021

    Aw i agree Radhika, we used to scorn the hustle bustle of the busy life outside, now with pandemic, we missed it

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    • radhikasreflection
      May 18, 2021

      I agree Mich. I could never imagine myself wanting that hustle bustle back. But now that feels so much better than where we are today.

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  8. Roshni
    May 18, 2021

    This is so true, Radhika!!!

    Liked by 4 people

  9. Kritika
    May 18, 2021

    The feelings attached to the words is echoing inside me. So want to be a part of the hustle now, turn on the Activa and be a part of the honking cars. Miss that rage now.
    Wonderfully expressed the inner voice.

    Liked by 5 people

    • radhikasreflection
      May 18, 2021

      Ah I know that feeling Kritika. Just so hoping for those good old days to be back despite the honking and traffic snarls. Thanks dear!

      Liked by 2 people

  10. Chris Hall
    May 18, 2021

    *Sigh* I still welcome the peace, but not at this price. Beautifully expressed, Radhika!

    Liked by 4 people

  11. Nawazish
    May 18, 2021

    This is so true R!

    Liked by 4 people

  12. akshita1776
    May 18, 2021

    So very true!

    Liked by 4 people

  13. Offshorewriter
    May 18, 2021

    It’s so true Radhika. How beautifully you expressed the past, present and the future!!! ❤️❤️ We are now longing for the busy and hustle bustle life.

    Liked by 4 people

  14. Simon
    May 18, 2021

    Totally agree! Beautifully written ✨

    Liked by 4 people

  15. utahan15
    May 18, 2021

    this is life
    change
    rearrange
    plan
    and then
    too no matter
    what enjoy
    savor your day

    Liked by 4 people

  16. Secrets
    May 18, 2021

    So clever and… so very true Radhika!

    Liked by 4 people

  17. boundlessblessingsblog
    May 18, 2021

    Superb challenge taken Radhika and I agree with your words I too hope that all the cacophony remains and the streets are all full instead of being deserted and noise prevails. Lovely poem.

    Liked by 5 people

    • radhikasreflection
      May 18, 2021

      Thank you Kamal. Yes, while we cribbed about it then, in the hindsight, I feel that is so much better than forced lockdowns and constant fear of the virus that is ruling our lives today.

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      • boundlessblessingsblog
        May 18, 2021

        Yes Radhika I completely agree with you. Virus has really taken over and lockdown is becoming a serious problem. Always welcome dear 💗💗💗💗

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  18. Rishika Jain
    May 18, 2021

    So amazing, radhika ❤️

    Liked by 3 people

  19. Filarance
    May 18, 2021

    Amen!! It’s really fantastic!😊

    Liked by 4 people

  20. -Eugenia
    May 18, 2021

    Oh, so true, Radhika! Excellent take on both prompts!

    Liked by 4 people

  21. Sowmya
    May 18, 2021

    Very true. Wonderfully expressed Radhika

    Liked by 5 people

  22. Double-AA-battery
    May 18, 2021

    Very true!!! About a year back I too loathed the very sound of automobiles, but now I too yearn for it!!!

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    Liked by 5 people

  23. Infinite Living
    May 18, 2021

    Perfect take on the prompt picture. I am only imagining how it feels to be in India without the crowds. The noise always makes me feel like I am home.

    Liked by 6 people

    • radhikasreflection
      May 19, 2021

      Yes, Pragalbha … The noise and traffic has so much become a part of life today. Sadly it is unimaginable to visualise the deserted roads in India.

      Liked by 2 people

  24. judeitakali
    May 19, 2021

    Poignant and so relatable.

    Liked by 5 people

  25. jryb29
    May 19, 2021

    I love it! You’ve expressed it in such a lovely way ❤️

    Liked by 5 people

  26. ahiricreates
    May 19, 2021

    How true radhika ji!! Loved how you put those words in a beautiful manner forming a beautiful necklace of Hope and bliss! ❤️

    Liked by 4 people

  27. Pallavi
    May 19, 2021

    What once was is so dearly missed! Nostalgia is always captivating but when it comes at the helm of an unfortunate ‘today’, it’s painfully heartbreaking. All I wish and pray is for those ambulance sirens to stop…Very beautifully expressed.

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    • radhikasreflection
      May 20, 2021

      I hope so too Pallavi. Keeping an optimistic frame of mind for things to take shape, moving ahead.

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  28. A beautiful reflective poem, Radhika! ❤ May life soon return to normal! I hope you and your family are doing well. Stay safe!

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  30. Cindy Georgakas
    May 21, 2021

    Great reflections and picture out the window Radhika! Your poetry is exquisite as always and my heart is with you as you stay safe and this hopefully ends soon!💖

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  32. sunisanthosh
    May 24, 2021

    Waiting for the whole world to heal Radhika! 💜

    Liked by 3 people

  33. yiinerzeblanc
    May 25, 2021

    Its a nice view, though I would preffer the greens and the likes. Btw, where is this?

    Liked by 2 people

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  35. Cozy Quiet Corner
    May 30, 2021

    I agree! So well penned! 😊 I hope that the future can heal us from the present.

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  36. Isha
    June 1, 2021

    Wow, such an incredible take on the topic.

    Liked by 1 person

  37. ibukun sodipe
    September 28, 2021

    I love reading this we can all relate to feeling this way over the past year. I also love the way you used your words in this poem. You’ve earned yourself a new follower in me 👍🏾

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