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Hollow Happiness!

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The filters transform

a monochrome soul

with a false facade

to a beauteous face

likes and follows grow by the mile

the heart revels in hollow happiness .

Thousands of virtual friends

but not a single real one.

77 comments on “Hollow Happiness!

  1. HappySoul
    June 3, 2021

    Spot on there, R! Crafted very well .. the word “hollow” specially …
    this hollow happiness literally pulls one down when one is low!

    Liked by 2 people

    • radhikasreflection
      June 4, 2021

      I agree HS. I’ve noticed that the happiness one gets on social media is very short lived, so one is constantly trying to post and buy fleeting moments of attention and happiness.
      Thanks dear. Hope you are doing good!

      Liked by 2 people

  2. Sadje
    June 3, 2021

    That’s the bane of social media! Well said Radhika

    Liked by 2 people

  3. Navneet Kumar
    June 3, 2021

    Online duniya haqiqat

    Liked by 3 people

  4. Filarance
    June 3, 2021

    Wonderfully written radhika!!

    Liked by 2 people

  5. vaniheart
    June 3, 2021

    This is so true 😶😶

    Liked by 2 people

  6. rosidabegum
    June 3, 2021

    The reality..well expressed 🕵️‍♀️

    Liked by 3 people

  7. Pallavi
    June 3, 2021

    Sometimes virtual friends fill a different void which even the real ones can’t! 😄

    Liked by 3 people

    • radhikasreflection
      June 4, 2021

      Possibly Pallavi. But this is more for the people whose life revolves only on the likes their social media accounts garner, with hardly any real friends. While I am not discounting the benefits of it, one needs to have a kind of balance between the two.

      Liked by 1 person

  8. Reality of the real world 👌🏻

    Liked by 2 people

  9. Indira
    June 3, 2021

    Virtual world is a make-believe world…you said it, Radhika!!

    Liked by 2 people

  10. soumya srivastva
    June 3, 2021

    Very well written!

    Liked by 2 people

  11. Olivia Ava
    June 3, 2021

    Amazing writing😊. Take love❤️

    Liked by 2 people

  12. Offshorewriter
    June 3, 2021

    Ouch, that’s sad!And yes, sometimes this happens to all of us. Hard truth 💔💔

    Liked by 2 people

  13. Kritika
    June 3, 2021

    I have been reading about social media lately. And its a fact that how much we depend upon others opinions for us. Your words reminded me of it. Rightly said it hollow.

    Liked by 2 people

  14. utahan15
    June 3, 2021

    core of it
    gist
    kissed by command control

    Liked by 1 person

  15. Nawazish
    June 3, 2021

    This is soooooo true!

    Liked by 2 people

  16. akshita1776
    June 3, 2021

    Harsh truth
    Bang on!

    Liked by 2 people

  17. Shweta Suresh
    June 3, 2021

    Instagram life is not real life! Beautifully penned, my dear

    Liked by 2 people

  18. Best to bear in mind the difference between social media friendships and in-person friendships. It could get pretty sad if we forget! ❤ A well-written poem, Radhika! All the best!

    Liked by 2 people

  19. Infinite Living
    June 3, 2021

    The filters transform

    a monochrome soul
    These lines made me think of the filters of our perceptions that veil the truths of our soul – and then upon reading further I agreed with you on a very sad reality that you painted so beautifully with your words.

    Liked by 2 people

    • radhikasreflection
      June 4, 2021

      Thank you Pragalbha. We hide our true identity beneath layers of filter we paint ourselves on social media, getting sucked deeper into its web. Many end up being recluses and have to resort to therapy to come out of it.

      Liked by 2 people

      • Infinite Living
        June 4, 2021

        You are very welcome. Very true – social media is so detrimental when used wrong and so powerful when used well with good purpose or intention.

        Liked by 2 people

  20. Double-AA-battery
    June 4, 2021

    So trueee!! Especially the last 2 lines:
    Thousands of virtual friends

    but not a single real one.

    Liked by 3 people

  21. Deborah Agustin
    June 4, 2021

    This is so true.

    Liked by 2 people

  22. judeitakali
    June 4, 2021

    Seems to come from deep 🙏🏾

    Liked by 2 people

  23. Rishika Jain
    June 4, 2021

    Aaaaah amazing and true, this post deeply resonates with me

    Liked by 1 person

  24. boundlessblessingsblog
    June 4, 2021

    Wow deep and awesome poem, Radhika. True so many friends but not a single one who is real. The picture too was apt with your poem.

    Liked by 1 person

  25. The actual truth behind the social media facade. Very well written Radhika.

    Liked by 2 people

  26. prachipianist
    June 6, 2021

    So beautifully written ❤️

    Liked by 2 people

  27. Trishikh
    June 6, 2021

    This is a stark reality of the ill effects of social media, when people get too addicted to to, however, there is always a constructive solutions to things. One just needs to find the balance between social media and real life. Keep both of them at their own places.

    Liked by 1 person

  28. Sowmya
    June 6, 2021

    You nailed it Radhika about the current scenario.

    Liked by 1 person

  29. Cindy Georgakas
    June 6, 2021

    Wow Radhika,
    You have pointed to the difficulty and comparisons that so many make on social media.
    The sad truth painted of so called perfect lives that others may aspire to which is so dangerous.
    Nicely done💖❣️

    Liked by 1 person

    • radhikasreflection
      June 7, 2021

      . It is quite an addiction at times, which has a direct connect with the mental well being of people. A balance is what is needed. Thank you Cindy ❤️

      Like

  30. Akhila
    June 7, 2021

    How true.. well pictured the people indulging in virtual happiness

    Liked by 1 person

  31. Gibberish
    June 8, 2021

    This is the biggest irony of the current times. We are so busy increasing virtual friends that we ignore the real ones in our lives until we have none by our side 😔👏

    Liked by 1 person

  32. DeepikasRamblings
    June 8, 2021

    How true.Social media truly camouflaging life with a false sense of belonging 😔

    Liked by 2 people

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  35. samsahana
    June 9, 2021

    This hit so so sooo very hard! How I wish more and more people read this! You expressed in a few lines what the world really needs to hear. Social media makes people conceited. Period. The hundreds of virtual friends are good at saying “Take care” but no one actually wishes well for you. Thank you for this! This has to be said louder.

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    • radhikasreflection
      June 9, 2021

      Exactly Sahana. We revel in all the likes that our posts and pics garner. I always feel it only gives us happiness which is short-lived and hollow. Sadly many seem to be smitten by that web of false euphoria.
      Thanks for your kind words and sharing your thoughts here. ❤️

      Like

  36. minicollectionn
    June 11, 2021

    The reality…well expressed

    Liked by 1 person

  37. The Wheelchair Teen
    June 11, 2021

    Very true. If we are artifical ourselves, then all we will get back from this world is artificial love. I like to think of who I am online as an alter-ego. Batman can still learn new things about the world that may better himself, but at the end of the day, he’s still Bruce Wayne. And we need to work on who we are in real life as well. Once again, the writing was wonderful. I’m in love with your poetry.

    Liked by 1 person

    • radhikasreflection
      June 11, 2021

      You seem to have a very mature thought process and understanding of life. That’s wonderful. So very glad that my poetry connects with you. Stay blessed and take care 💙

      Liked by 1 person

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