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Driving Me Crazy!

Woman, Crying, Drawing, Tears, Sadness, Loneliness
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The trauma which I had buried deep

mistaking it to be dead,

sadly lay unforgotten, in a slumber  

tucked away in a remote corner of my heart.

Shadows eclipsed under the blanket of time emerge,

as ghosts of the past, start to haunt my present.

Wispy fringes of pain gather momentum

inundates my mind with a broody melancholy.

A sense of estrangement overwhelms my being,

conflicting dissonance envelopes my psyche.

Dismantling my marquee of balance,

it holds my sanity to ransom,

driving me to the brink of insanity!

Reena’s exploration challenge #190 : Insanity

Eugi’s weekly prompt : Unforgettable

76 comments on “Driving Me Crazy!

  1. Sadje
    July 16, 2021

    Such an evocative poem Radhika!

    Liked by 3 people

  2. blindzanygirl
    July 16, 2021

    I relate to this. Great writing

    Liked by 3 people

    • radhikasreflection
      July 16, 2021

      That is a very sad space to be in Lorraine. Hope life blesses you with good times. Take care my friend ❤️

      Liked by 2 people

      • blindzanygirl
        July 16, 2021

        Thankyou so much. Yes, life does bless me very much. I hope it does you too. ❤️

        Liked by 2 people

      • radhikasreflection
        July 17, 2021

        🙏❤️

        Like

  3. samsahana
    July 16, 2021

    Powerful words, mam! “When the ghosts of the past haunt my present”- This single line alone would resonate with every trauma survivor ever. Powerful poem! 🙏

    Liked by 3 people

  4. Indira
    July 16, 2021

    Marvelous, Radhika!! Yes…traumatic experiences just hide like a shadow, waiting to cast its dark wings…!

    Liked by 3 people

  5. VJ Knutson
    July 16, 2021

    Amazing how those bits of trauma can resurface.

    Liked by 3 people

  6. Susan St.Pierre
    July 16, 2021

    A powerful piece!

    Liked by 3 people

  7. Shweta Suresh
    July 16, 2021

    An excellent take on the both the prompts! Well done, my dear

    Liked by 2 people

  8. Moushmi Radhanpara
    July 16, 2021

    This was absolutely amazing. Always good to read your words.

    Liked by 3 people

  9. -Eugi ☕️
    July 16, 2021

    Marvelous expressions relating to the dark side of life. A brilliant take on the prompts, Radhika!

    Liked by 3 people

  10. Siva jyothi
    July 16, 2021

    Nice 👌😍

    Liked by 3 people

  11. Filarance
    July 16, 2021

    Beautifully written radhika..! Amazing take..!🤗

    Liked by 3 people

  12. Reena Saxena
    July 16, 2021

    Brilliant writing, Radhika! It takes a therapist to drive out those demons. They can be buried and topped up with positivity, but are capable of springing up in bizarre formats.

    Liked by 3 people

  13. Reena Saxena
    July 16, 2021

    Reblogged this on Reena Saxena and commented:
    Driving me crazy …..by Radhika

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  14. Cindy Georgakas
    July 16, 2021

    You depicted so well how the gripping of past trauma can resurface and rise again with your brilliant poem Radhika! Well strung with vivid imagery. 💖

    Liked by 4 people

  15. Nawazish
    July 16, 2021

    So well expressed R!

    Liked by 4 people

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  17. Offshorewriter
    July 16, 2021

    Sadly this is true for some of us 💔💔
    Truth is, to forget is a blessing which everyone just can’t do. Beautiful poem with deep thoughts dear Radhika. 🤝

    Liked by 3 people

  18. Sowmya
    July 16, 2021

    You expressed those burried feelings brilliantly Radhika.

    Liked by 3 people

  19. Infinite Living
    July 16, 2021

    I can think of people suffering this, it is difficult to watch them hurt like this, yet the journey is inescapable for all of us in some or other. I feel it in your words. Beautiful words in poetry as always 💛

    Liked by 3 people

  20. boundlessblessingsblog
    July 17, 2021

    Wow Radhika what a powerful poem. Traumatic experiences in life are so painful and teaches us so much in life. Great work

    Liked by 2 people

  21. sunisanthosh
    July 17, 2021

    Well expressed the feelings of past trauma haunting the present Radhika!! ❤

    Liked by 3 people

  22. Most of the time you make to wonder how one can write like this maam. This is definitely one of your best. I hope this words makes many to relate with it. You are people’s writer.

    Liked by 3 people

  23. Kimberlee Robinson
    July 17, 2021

    Awesome work!!

    Liked by 2 people

  24. Olivia Ava
    July 18, 2021

    Such a wonderful poem❤️😊

    Liked by 2 people

  25. asimuel
    July 19, 2021

    Beautifully written

    Liked by 2 people

  26. Double-AA-battery
    July 20, 2021

    I simply love your choice words

    Liked by 1 person

  27. TanvirKaur
    July 21, 2021

    Great writing Radhika

    Liked by 1 person

  28. myreflexxion
    July 21, 2021

    sheesh. this is beautiuful.

    Liked by 1 person

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  31. Lexa Lubanga
    July 26, 2021

    This!!!😭💙

    Liked by 2 people

  32. arstone31
    July 27, 2021

    Beautifully said🖤

    Liked by 2 people

  33. Cheryl, Gulf Coast Poet
    August 10, 2021

    This seems realistic, Radhika. In high school PE, we had a unit on mental illness. I was very worried because I seemed to have every symptom mentioned in the class. I later figured out that mental illness is an exaggeration of something everyone has experienced to a degree at one time or another. Excellent portrayal! ❤

    Liked by 1 person

    • radhikasreflection
      August 12, 2021

      All of us have to deal with a fair amount of mental stress in this journey of life. Though, I am fortunate not to have experienced depression, I am not in a position to comment on what people suffering from it actually go through.
      I am glad that though you had those symptoms, you did not let it overwhelm you.
      Thanks and take care dear Cheryl ❤️

      Liked by 1 person

  34. Benjamin Grossman
    August 22, 2021

    Very evocative!

    Liked by 1 person

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