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Fettered Memories!


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Somewhere in the deep crevices of my heart

percolating through the filters of thoughts, are scars hiding.

Though inconspicuous, they linger on, haunting me.

At the slightest trigger,  they elicit painful ripples,

mutating into a tempestuous ordeal.

I know not, how to release the hurt,

which seems to have imprisoned itself within me.

I wish the rains would wash them clean

or they would flow away in a burst of lachrymose deluge.

Perhaps the intense heat of the sun would burn them down

or I could just delete them with the press of a button.

Alas, the venomous fangs of toxic memories concocts its poison,

as a sinister vortex of diabolic emotion sucks me into it,

entrapping my mind, in a self-created web of despondency,

 

Reena’s Xploration Challenge # 204 : Filter

 

Eugenia’s weekly prompt : Haunting

61 comments on “Fettered Memories!

  1. Reena Saxena
    October 22, 2021

    The imagery is so vivid. I wish there was a delete button. It would help so many.
    I see active Delete buttons in narcissist personalities. They delete everything that does not have them in the mainframe 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

    • radhikasreflection
      October 22, 2021

      Ah yes, guess we have to find our own delete buttons to free us from those negative jabs.
      Thank you so much, Reena !!

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  2. Reena Saxena
    October 22, 2021

    Reblogged this on Reena Saxena and commented:
    Fettered Memories …..by Radhika

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  3. Sadje
    October 22, 2021

    What a fantastic poem Radhika

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Nawazish
    October 22, 2021

    Imagery is beautiful R!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. SamSahana
    October 22, 2021

    Very profound, Mam. The imagery was so much alive and on the run. This actually reminds me of one of your older poems. Divine catharsis? Can’t recall which poem exactly and the right words of the title, but it was about unhealed wounds. Could relate strongly to both that poem and this. You speak the language of the soul through your poetry, Mam. 🙂

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    • radhikasreflection
      October 22, 2021

      Thank you so much Sahana for your kindness. 🤗 Somewhere back in time, I have walked that path, so I guess it reflects in my words.
      Divine catharsis is the collab I did, with Amber which was woven around the enlightenment of the soul.
      I have written quite a few poems on the indelible scars people carry. So it could be one of them that you recall. Btw, you’ve got an amazing memory dear ❤️

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  6. -Eugi ☕️
    October 22, 2021

    A thought-provoking piece and so artfully crafted, Radhika! I agree with Reena’s comment about Delete buttons! Thank you for joining in.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. DeepikasRamblings
    October 22, 2021

    We are in the same boat, Radhika. Beautifully written and expressed 👌

    Liked by 2 people

  8. Era
    October 22, 2021

    As always so beautifully written and deep it is mam 💙

    Liked by 1 person

    • radhikasreflection
      October 23, 2021

      Thanks a lot Era. Hope you are doing good 💙

      Liked by 1 person

      • Era
        October 23, 2021

        Pleasure is all mine 😊😊
        I m good
        Hoping the same for you 💙

        Like

  9. Secret Bree
    October 22, 2021

    The intensity in this is so wonderfully crafted Radhika 👏 I am in awe of your talent and this expertly written work.

    Liked by 1 person

  10. River Twin
    October 22, 2021

    Your poetry made even sorrow sound beautiful ! There’s elegance in how this verse bears pain.

    Liked by 2 people

  11. jahnavigouri13
    October 22, 2021

    Wow! I have no words to express how beautiful this poem is. Loved the vivid imagery these words create. Really an eloquent and profound write. Loved it!!❤

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  12. paeansunplugged
    October 22, 2021

    This is so good, Radhika and deeply resonated. You have described that feeling so well. ❤️

    Liked by 1 person

  13. Infinite Living
    October 23, 2021

    Somewhere in the deep crevices of my heart

    percolating through the filters of thoughts, are scars hiding.

    Though inconspicuous, they linger on, haunting me.

    At the slightest trigger, they elicit painful ripples,

    I love love love these lines and the entire poem – this is very close to my heart, an inescapable human journey, especially for those who don’t harden their hearts, actually show up bare and true in life. You have such amazing vocabulary and I really admire your use of words that brings out the tender feelings with such elegance.

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    • radhikasreflection
      October 23, 2021

      Pragalbha, I am so touched reading your feedback. I am sure many of us have walked the path carrying those painful memories buried deep within. With awareness, comes the time to release them. Well, those scars are now waiting to be redeemed and hopefully the self comes out of that despondency, to experience the liberation.
      Truly appreciate your generous support. Thanks a lot my friend 🙏

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      • Infinite Living
        October 24, 2021

        That liberation is well earned and sweet when it comes. My pleasure and privilege 🙏🏼💛🌹

        Liked by 1 person

  14. Jeff Flesch
    October 23, 2021

    Wow. That’s powerfully painful and beautiful all at once. Lovely, Radhika. 💙

    Liked by 2 people

  15. Sowmya
    October 23, 2021

    Wonderfully crafted Radhika. Wish we all have the delete button to erase those deep buried memories.

    Liked by 1 person

  16. Double-AA-battery
    October 23, 2021

    Wow, this beautiful!

    Liked by 1 person

  17. Cheryl, Gulf Coast Poet
    October 23, 2021

    Dark and Eloquent, Radhika! An exquisite expression of haunting memories! I think we have all been there from time to time! ❤

    Liked by 1 person

  18. Cindy Georgakas
    October 24, 2021

    Wow such a wonderfully written piece layered with the truth of a trigger that is followed to the end of such powerful emotions. Truly haunting Radhika and well done on the prompt!💖👏👏👏

    Liked by 1 person

  19. Down to Earth Alien
    October 24, 2021

    Your poem gave me chills-beautiful. 🍃

    Liked by 1 person

  20. Olivia Ava
    October 25, 2021

    Fantastic poem💛

    Liked by 1 person

  21. An Entangled Mess
    October 26, 2021

    Perfectly relatable as thought you peeped into my mind and painted the canvas… It’s been more than two years and I still do not have an answer.. I actually wrote a short post as my hopeful answer, my first post here .. I hope that we all find the elusive answer soon…

    Liked by 1 person

    • radhikasreflection
      October 28, 2021

      It’s very overwhelming and lonely to be in that dark space. The chaotic thoughts create a cacophonic din. Yes, I do hope that all there find an answer.

      Like

  22. juliusf6
    October 27, 2021

    Magical

    Liked by 1 person

  23. Chiru
    October 27, 2021

    Beautiful poem Radhika

    Liked by 1 person

  24. tabs2018
    October 28, 2021

    Awesoooome. I love it

    Liked by 1 person

  25. Jasleen Sawhney
    October 28, 2021

    This is by far the most real and connecting content , i have read here… Very relatable and real

    Liked by 1 person

  26. Tom Jojie
    October 28, 2021

    Emotions very palpable

    Liked by 1 person

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  28. sunisanthosh
    October 31, 2021

    Awesome piece resonated with a provoking thought, Radhika. 💙

    Like

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