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Finally, At Peace!

The life’s song played dissonant chords

fragments of musical dreams scattered,

steps faltered, leaving hazy footprints

under the umbrage of smoky youthful frolic.

At the fag end of a frosty journey,

I reminisce on the missed opportunities,

rueful morose fills me,

 tears of regret mist my eyes.

Finally, the lost music redeems my errant heart,

the strings of melody balms my broken soul,

ripples of repentance and acceptance mingle,

 Today, I make peace with my past.

Sadje’s WDYS #84

Eugi’s weekly prompt : Mingle

82 comments on “Finally, At Peace!

  1. Offshorewriter
    May 31, 2021

    I love this… So gracefully penned. ❤️
    Well done dear.

    Liked by 3 people

  2. HappySoul
    May 31, 2021

    Missed opportunities and regrets are hard to deal with …. I love the way this poem ended … it’s so important to make peace with the past and accept the present .. beautiful writing R ❤️

    Liked by 3 people

    • radhikasreflection
      June 1, 2021

      Thanks HS. Many are unable to reconcile with the decisions of the past and carry the burden till the very end. Acceptance helps to move on.

      Like

  3. ashok
    May 31, 2021

    So beautiful Radhika. Such a blessing to make peace with our past.

    Liked by 2 people

  4. Kritika
    May 31, 2021

    The last line, wow. Its a challenge to make peace with the past. Crafting is amazing. Loved it.

    Liked by 2 people

  5. Shalini
    May 31, 2021

    At the fag end of a frosty journey,…..so like the creative imagery. Beautiful ❤️

    Liked by 4 people

  6. Sowmya
    May 31, 2021

    You penned all the emotions beautifully Radhika with a peaceful end note of acceptance. Way to go 👍

    Liked by 3 people

  7. akshita1776
    May 31, 2021

    “ripples of repentance and acceptance mingle,
     Today, I make peace with my past.”

    Wow!! We all wish to do peace with ourpast. Very beautiful, as always 💓

    Liked by 4 people

    • radhikasreflection
      June 1, 2021

      I know, blessed and happy is one who can make peace with self. Thanks dear Akshita 🙂

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  8. kittysverses
    May 31, 2021

    Yes, making peace with past is necessary. Insightful, Ma’am. 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

  9. ahiricreates
    May 31, 2021

    Wow 😍

    Liked by 4 people

  10. Cozy Quiet Corner
    May 31, 2021

    I loved it! 💜 Just enough regret and acceptance to balance it out! 😊

    Liked by 3 people

  11. Shweta Suresh
    May 31, 2021

    Making peace with the past can be hard indeed. I loved how you weaved so many emotions into this poem. Beautifully written, my dear ❤️

    Liked by 3 people

  12. VJ Knutson
    May 31, 2021

    Your words, like music, have touched my soul. Beautiful.

    Liked by 4 people

  13. I totally love this. You are making magic with your words ❤️

    Liked by 3 people

  14. Nawazish
    May 31, 2021

    Wow! Wow!🤩

    Liked by 3 people

  15. Chris Hall
    May 31, 2021

    Looking back on life with sadness and regret, uplifted at the last with the determination to ‘make peace with my past.’ An important lesson, so well expressed. More wonderful words, Radhika! 🙂

    Liked by 3 people

    • radhikasreflection
      June 1, 2021

      Chris, holding on to any regrets only makes life very overwhelming. It so important to learn from that and move on. Appreciate your thoughts here. Thanks a lot 💜

      Liked by 1 person

  16. Sadje
    May 31, 2021

    Beautifully written Radhika. The array of emotions is so well expressed. Thanks for joining in

    Liked by 3 people

    • radhikasreflection
      June 1, 2021

      A lot of thought goes into the picture you choose Sadje. Thanks for this amazing prompt every week. I look forward to it 😊

      Liked by 1 person

      • Sadje
        June 1, 2021

        It’s always a pleasure Radhika. Thanks 🤩

        Liked by 1 person

  17. Mason Bushell
    May 31, 2021

    Thoughtfully and emotionally penned, so beautiful done!

    Liked by 3 people

  18. -Eugenia
    May 31, 2021

    Emotions so beautifully expressed. A lovely heartfelt piece, Radhika.

    Liked by 3 people

  19. Indira
    May 31, 2021

    After reading your poem, I started wondering… what might have been his thoughts at that moment (whenever this photo was captured)…. !!

    Liked by 3 people

    • radhikasreflection
      June 1, 2021

      Something to think over ….if he could read all the interpretations to his picture, wonder what his emotions would be 😊🤔

      Like

  20. Deb
    June 1, 2021

    This is the sad truth of so many wasted lives. So many journeys that go wayward, and not always through their fault also. I really like it how you induce a happy ending where the acceptance balms the pained mind, how it ends on a positive note. Wish more and more souls could make peace with themselves like this.
    Moody poem Radhika, stirs raw emotions, and a note to many of us to take a corrective step today than regret tomorrow.

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    • radhikasreflection
      June 1, 2021

      Though, immensely talented and intelligent, some lives just derail from the tracks. Later at some point in time, to make that transition back on track can be very difficult and daunting to them. From whatever little I have observed from life, a person who despite all the challenges, can make that cross over, is able to let go of his regrets and make peace with his past and move on.
      Thanks so much Deb for your observation and feedback. Much appreciate it.

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  21. artshravani
    June 1, 2021

    Loved it! expressive and really close to the heart.

    Liked by 3 people

  22. Filarance
    June 1, 2021

    Wonderfully penned!😊

    Liked by 2 people

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  24. sunisanthosh
    June 1, 2021

    Beautifully penned the importance to make peace with the past. Loved it. 💌 😍

    Liked by 3 people

  25. Isha
    June 1, 2021

    So thoughtful and profound!

    Liked by 4 people

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  28. I hear u
    June 3, 2021

    I will find peace. But for this I had to find “my” in “myself”. Which I am still doing.

    Liked by 3 people

  29. I hear u
    June 3, 2021

    I think that one could not find peace in music, nature, acting or imagination.
    They can find peace in there heart, and for this they had to find, what ther are actually?

    Liked by 1 person

  30. Rishika Jain
    June 3, 2021

    The ending 💯💯💯💯💯💯

    Liked by 3 people

  31. Infinite Living
    June 4, 2021

    ripples of repentance and acceptance mingle – so beautifully said!!
    Your poem makes me wonder of and wanting to prepare for how I would feel at the end of my life, if I knew when it was coming.

    Liked by 3 people

    • radhikasreflection
      June 6, 2021

      One who has learnt to make peace with his past, will accept all that comes his way very gracefully.
      Thanks Pragalbha

      Liked by 1 person

  32. a reader's journey
    June 4, 2021

    Beautifully written❤️❤️

    Liked by 4 people

  33. Benjamin Grossman
    June 4, 2021

    Super brilliant opening: The life’s song played dissonant chords / fragments of musical dreams scattered, / steps faltered, leaving hazy footprints / under the umbrage of smoky youthful frolic.” Outstanding, really!

    Liked by 3 people

  34. Sophia Lorena Benjamin
    June 5, 2021

    very nice

    Liked by 4 people

  35. judeitakali
    June 6, 2021

    Beautiful writing. I loved the ending as well🧡

    Liked by 3 people

  36. Cindy Georgakas
    June 6, 2021

    so heartfelt and strung together like a beautiful melody Radhika💖

    Liked by 1 person

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  38. Aarushi Sehgal
    June 8, 2021

    👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

    Liked by 1 person

  39. samsahana
    June 9, 2021

    Loved every line of it. Your poems are something I didn’t know I needed. Heals the soul on a spiritual level. Just as the “broken dreams” part of the poem started painting desolation, the hopeful ending fixed it and made my day! So very glad I found your site. 🤍

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    • radhikasreflection
      June 9, 2021

      Your feedback gives me a sense of contentment that my words are touching some souls out there. Much gratitude. Truly appreciate your kindness 🙏❤️

      Like

  40. The Wheelchair Teen
    June 11, 2021

    I loved the diction and imagery in your poetry – it simply melts off of the tongue. I feel like all of us will be facing a similar dilemma later on in life. We must all gaze back into the abyss of our past and accept the things we didn’t do and make peace with what we did. Thank you so much for sharing, I truly enjoyed this.

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