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Where am I?

 I tread along the cobbled path early one morn,

to be greeted by a deserted street, echoing a sinister laugh.

A once familiar place bustling with activities, today stands bare.

It was only yesterday, lively mirth resonated here.

Heavenly aromas wafted from the bakers,

children pranced around,

guffaws of zealous grey-haired men, relaxing over a mug of beer,

the buzz of animated chatter, filled the air.

Today, there isn’t a sound or soul,

but, only a deathly silence hangs.

Am I scuffling with a nightmare,

 Or

 did I actually walk into, the other dimension?

Sadje’s WDYS prompt #101

57 comments on “Where am I?

  1. Hemalatha Ramesh
    September 27, 2021

    Loved how you wrote about the commonness and next, the uncommon scenario. Beautiful and brilliant, ma’am ❤️

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  2. Ramya Tantry
    September 27, 2021

    Well written!!

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  3. Filarance
    September 27, 2021

    Wowwwww!!! Dear Radhika, this is fantastic..! Such an excellent write..! Keep shining dear..!💕💕

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    • radhikasreflection
      September 28, 2021

      Thank you so much. Good to see you here after a long time. How are you doing?

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      • Filarance
        September 28, 2021

        You’re welcome my dear Radhika..! I’m very happy to see your comment..! Yes dear, I was in a small break..! But now I came back..! I’m doing good my dear..! Thanks a lot for asking..! What’s about you?🤗🤗❤️✨

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  4. boundlessblessingsblog
    September 27, 2021

    Excellent poem, Radhika and yes today so many streets and malls have become empty where first we used to see people and people today life has changed.

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  5. Offshorewriter
    September 27, 2021

    Wow, what a fantastic take dear. 👏👏
    I appreciate how you take the reader travel through your poem to give the unexpected end. Brilliant take dear Radhika 🤝❣️❣️

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  6. Nawazish
    September 27, 2021

    Beautifully penned!

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  7. Saliha Waseem
    September 27, 2021

    Beautifully expressed sentiments ❤️ Indeed a lot has changed. Let’s hope for a better tomorrow.

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  8. Thegirlwithapuzzledmind
    September 27, 2021

    I loved the comparison, the subtle tone of something sinister. Very brilliantly you have captured our now and then.

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  9. SamSahana
    September 27, 2021

    Wow, what an exquisite poem, marking the contrast between the street then and the street now. Can’t wait for the aroma from the bakers’ place to adorn the desolated street yet again! Wonderful take on the prompt, Mam! 💕

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  10. Sadje
    September 27, 2021

    Very interesting story Radhika. It could lead to another installment of this adventure. Thanks for joining in

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  11. VJ Knutson
    September 27, 2021

    This time of COVID does feel a bit like a dystopian nightmare. Contrast well illustrated.

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  12. sunisanthosh
    September 27, 2021

    Beautifully penned the common and uncommon contrast between the street before and now.

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  13. Subbashini Meenakshi Sundaram
    September 27, 2021

    Your poem or short stories always gives a good feel. I came here only for reading and I am happy today I read this.

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  14. That’s an adventures poem of Yours , Radhika.

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  15. Vignesh S Raj
    September 28, 2021

    You have blended the happiness of the past with the sadness of the present beautifully Radhika 🙂 Wonderful.

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  16. paeansunplugged
    September 28, 2021

    Oh, that last line! Terrific writing, Radhika. ❤️

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  17. Keith's Ramblings
    September 28, 2021

    Wonderfully descriptive. You’ve left us wondering, well done!

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  18. Shreya Sharma
    September 28, 2021

    Beautifully written, Radhika!! 💜

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  19. Chris Hall
    September 29, 2021

    This really resonated with me, Radhika. I really like that unexpected ending. I remember those early hard-lockdown days with the near-deserted streets and the strange after-curfew silence, waking up one night and wondering if I’d somehow fallen into a dystopian world of my own creation.

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    • radhikasreflection
      September 29, 2021

      The phase of complete lockdown was a crazy period for most as it was something never witnessed before, , some even going through delusional bouts.
      Thank you Chris. Hopefully we are back to people on the streets and stay that way.

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  20. Milos Petrovic
    October 2, 2021

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  21. Olivia Ava
    October 2, 2021

    Excellent poem❤️😊

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  22. Bhavana Madbhavi
    October 3, 2021

    Resonating!! Superb!

    Liked by 1 person

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  24. ramblingswithusha
    October 4, 2021

    Brilliant take on the picture prompt, Radhika. The scenes of bustle and activity, contrast the scenes of emptiness, beautifully.

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  25. Indira
    October 4, 2021

    Excellent.

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  26. Infinite Living
    October 12, 2021

    Your poetry brings that deserted place so alive – with the memories of past and the current emotion. It is exactly how it felt in our world these couple of years – is it a dream, or some reality from another dimension? You are so talented with these prompts and poetry itself.

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