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The Stolen Identity!

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Traumatized by the disaster,

painful emotions besieged my core.

Beeping monitors and tubes injected,

kept me confined within the dreary hospital walls.

Surrounded by strangers fussing over me

I scanned for a familiar face, yet found none.

Paranoia left me fearing my own shadow.

Fate dealt a cruel blow,

realization dawned, that the accident had stolen

my memory, identity and my life from me!

Reena’s Xploration Challenge #208

Eugi’s weekly prompt : Shadows

39 comments on “The Stolen Identity!

  1. Reena Saxena
    November 19, 2021

    Reblogged this on Reena Saxena and commented:
    The Stolen Identity ……by Radhika

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  2. Nawazish
    November 19, 2021

    Wow R!

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  3. Sadje
    November 19, 2021

    Such an emotionally charged poem Radhika.

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  4. Reena Saxena
    November 19, 2021

    This can be the worst kind of pain. The body retains memories of walking, talking and other bodily functions. The mind is blank…maybe an opportunity to write a new story.

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  5. Chiru
    November 19, 2021

    Sadness and so relatable

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  6. Eugi
    November 19, 2021

    Certainly a place in life where no one wants to be. Well-crafted piece, Radhika. Thank you for joining in.

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  7. akshita1776
    November 19, 2021

    Whoa! So powerful

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  8. positivesideofcoin
    November 19, 2021

    So emotional and powerful.

    Liked by 2 people

  9. DiosRaw
    November 20, 2021

    Wow Radhika, powerful and immersive.. Wonderfully crafted. 🪐💙🙏🏻

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Infinite Living
    November 20, 2021

    Your poem makes this so real to feel and understand – the pain of life being stolen and for one to live through that is deeply brutal.

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  11. Cheryl, Gulf Coast Poet
    November 20, 2021

    Repeated head injuries have robbed my son of many of his memories.This is very frustrating and sad for him. Yes, it is a form of identity theft! Very well-described in your poem, Radhika. ❤

    Better football helmets are being developed and tested. Wear a helmet if you are riding a motorcycle or bicycle. Drive defensively. Prevent a head injury if you can!

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    • radhikasreflection
      November 21, 2021

      Oh, I am so sorry to hear that Cheryl. You must have gone through some harrowing time. Hope he is doing well now.

      Sadly people undermine the importance of wearing a helmet while riding a bike. Though the government here made it mandatory, there is laxity in following it.

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  12. Moushmi Radhanpara
    November 20, 2021

    I read someone saying here ’emotionally charged’ and that is precisely how I would define this one. Absolutely emotional and powerful. Well done.

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  13. Sowmya
    November 20, 2021

    A short and impactful poem that reflects the emotions and uncertainties in life. Well crafted Radhika.

    Liked by 1 person

  14. paeansunplugged
    November 20, 2021

    You described the confusion and trauma so aptly. Very viscera, Radhika. ❤️

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  15. Indira
    November 21, 2021

    Powerful. Saddest experience one can have.

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  17. Cindy Georgakas
    November 27, 2021

    oh wow.. had not know it was a challenge, I’d have been worried about you Radhika!~! powerfully expressed so sad! 💖🤗

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    • radhikasreflection
      November 28, 2021

      Thank you Cindy. I am fine. Caught up with busyness of life. Hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving week ❤️

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      • Cindy Georgakas
        November 28, 2021

        You’re so welcome and I’m glad to hear that. Meeee too and I’ve been tongue and hand tied on the computer but I miss everyone.. 💖

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  18. sunisanthosh
    November 27, 2021

    Emotional and impressive well crafted poem, Radhika.

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