Collapse

Along the forlorn path of past,

Replaying in slow-mo, the flashes of a world so fast;

I’ve been walking down the memory lane.

Searching for the feeble whines of pain.

 

The screams grow ferocious as the present nears,

For multiplying are the wails once silenced by human fears.

Fears of owning up to our mistakes.

The frangible balance collapsed when we amplified her aches.

 

Her own children have let her down.

They’ve blemished her once-magnificent-floral-crown.

The flowers have wilted, the forests have fallen.

She has been doomed to pray for her future that’s been stolen.

 

The glaciers are melting and wrecked is her land.

There are tears in the oceans and anger in the sand.

With species vanishing into oblivion and nothingness,

The world is descending into fatal chaos and mess.

 

Oh! How could we have let the problems mount to such heights?

Didn’t we notice the polaroid backgrounds changing from untamed landscapes to LED lights?

The forces of nature are retaliating with the cosmos heading into turmoil, I tell thee!

The world is fighting for its survival with mortal beings on their knee.

 

In front of the all-powerful nature, I surrender.

Now, light and calm only she can render.

Now is the time to look back and analyse,

Blinded by greed and apathy, we have lost a million lives.

 

But like any mother, she has her ways to teach us a lesson.

Dawning upon us is the sun of realization.

Against these tough times, strong hearts will be the only shield.

Against the reflection of our own faults, the power of love I wield.

 

 

-RIDDHIMA NAYYAR

 

Hello everyone!!

I hope you all are safe and healthy!

I’ve been wanting to write about the situation at hand since long and voila! now is the time I actually did! 

None of us is yet certain about what actually happened but I believe one thing for sure- This is a collapse. A collapse of our overconfidence over our achievements in science, the collapse of our greedy ways and the collapse of the veil of ignorance some of us have been blinded by. I think it’s the time nature decided that we face the atrocity of our wrongdoings. 

But whatever it be, it has helped us realise our mistakes…not just the devastation we’ve caused our mother earth but also our mistakes of undermining the strength of togetherness, of undermining the importance of every single thing we’ve done as a part of our daily lives. The realization of we being so so very small against the power of nature has finally dawned upon us! This lockdown has taught us how important our freedom is for us all. It has taught us how much strength we derive from being together with our family and how very weak and fragile we feel without our loved ones. 

On a positive note, it has allowed nature to cure itself, there’s a drastic decrease in pollution, the ozone layer is recovering and regenerating the circulation of winds throughout the planet. This time of home-quarantine and lockdown has allowed us to do what we often miss out in our rushed and busy lives- spend time with loved ones and devote time to our own passions and skills. It has given us the time to take a pause and breathe! Anddd, biggest of all: TO CLEAN THE MESS! Not just the messy rooms and cupboards but also to cleanse our mind and it has given us the opportunity to let go of all disturbing and toxic thoughts and things!

I hope you all stay safe within this time of home-quarantine and I pray that things fall into the right place at the soonest.🌸

Take care y’all!😊

 

PS: Tell me what’ve you guys and girls been up to during lock-down. Ask me whatever you wish to and I’ll surely answer. Let’s talk!! 😄

PPS: The featured image has been taken from Google.

 

 

 

 

 

 

16 Comments Add yours

  1. This is freaking beautiful Riddhima!
    LyxuxlyxlyXyododoy

    Like always, stunningly painting this painful yet such real picture of the current world around us. How you’ve used your vibrant choice of words to show that Mother Nature’s own creations have failed her made a sad sigh escape my lips as I read it.

    The theme of a forlorn past leading to this painful present was so well put.
    Ah such talent oozing through your nib Riddhima!
    “There are tears in the oceans and anger in the sand.”
    I really liked this phrase! It’s so… unique and note-worthy. ♡
    “Didn’t we notice the polaroid backgrounds changing from untamed landscapes to LED lights?”
    THIS IS RAW TRUTH.
    “Blinded by greed and apathy, we have lost a million lives.”
    This is heartbreaking and so true. Our greed and wrong doings have caught up to us and I feel so sad.
    “Against the reflection of our own faults, the power of love I wield.”
    This is, I believe, the best end this wonderful piece could’ve recieved.

    I loved it, but like that’s something new hehe. (⌒‿⌒)
    I ALWAYS LOVE YOUR LOVELY WORDS AND HOW YOU WRITE RIDDHIMA.

    In this tough time, I hope everyone reading this is safe and sound. May this ordeal end soon. 🥺
    Stay safe and hold on to hope Riddhima!

    PS. XSYISITSJT I REALLY LOVED THIS SSTISICOV 💜

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    1. Thank you so so very much, Megha!!🥺❤️
      I feel so overwhelmed with joy at the fact that you never fail to see through those words and read between the lines! 😊
      Readers and friends like you are all that a self-proclaimed poetess like me could wish for!
      The love you shower me with is immense and it means so much to me!!❤️
      Yes, I too wish the same, M. I really hope that God gives us the strength to go through this all and rise out of it as better beings!🌸

      Stay safe dear!

      Love❤️
      Riddhima

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  2. Enigma says:

    May I just admit that after reading this piece my first reaction was “Ooh! Damn!”?

    Wow, R! Literally, figuratively and metaphorically just pure sheer naked wow. I am caught in a frenzy.

    This piece has managed to master the perfect balance of words and emotions in the wavering rope of poetry. I have read quite a few pieces revolving around the current scenario but I think the distinctive vibrancy and refreshment in your piece is something I really admire.

    I relished the imagery that you have accentuated with splashes of a myriad of emotions.

    This piece has many a line that took my breath away and I would love to just gush over them for a bit.

    “Her own children have let her down.

    They’ve blemished her once-magnificent-floral-crown.”

    The plight of the Earth, “Mother Earth” which is the correct symbolism, in this case, is accentuated with fragile and overwhelming emotions. I really love the theme of the Mother Earth, it also kind of reminded me of Te Fiti’s characterization from Disney’s Moana which seems the exact imagery for me for Mother Earth in this scenario.

    “Oh! How could we have let the problems mount to such heights?

    Didn’t we notice the polaroid backgrounds changing from untamed landscapes to LED lights?”

    The sheer aestheticism and transformation of times are so gorgeously stringed in words here.

    “But like any mother, she has her ways to teach us a lesson.

    Dawning upon us is the sun of realization.

    Against these tough times, strong hearts will be the only shield.

    Against the reflection of our own faults, the power of love I wield.”

    And the heartwarming and hopeful end brimming with loads of guilt yet there is the tinge of sunshine and hope beautifully highlighting the scenario of the contemporary world.

    Such an amazing piece of poetry, R and a heart-rendering personal message just lit the fire of hope amidst these gloomy days.

    I truly hope with the bottom of my heart that this ordeal ends soon.

    Stay safe!
    Stay happy and healthy!
    Lots of love,
    Enigma 🙂 ❤

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    1. Thank you so so so very much, E!! ❤

      I'm happy that my words could radiate the emotions I tried to pour into this piece and that you were able to comprehend the message I wanted to convey!😊

      Te fiti, oh my God! Can I just tell you that it really IS the image that comes to my mind whenever I think of mother Earth. She is hurt yet has arisen out of all the havoc and still has the heart to be kind and caring towards her children!🌸

      Ah yes! Hope is what we need to cling to now. Hence, couldn't have ended this without tinting this picture with a little light!! 🙂

      We need to have faith and hold on to positivity… Light will surely break through the dark, dear!🙂

      You too stay safe and take care!
      Love Love
      Riddhima😊❤

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  3. anne leueen says:

    Very powerful writing. And I believe what you say in those words.

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    1. Thank you so much!!😊

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    1. Thank you so much! Glad you like it.😊

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      1. My pleasure, I needed your help with something 🙈

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      2. Oh! You can talk to me personally via my contact page. I’d be happy to help.

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      3. Did you receive it? ❤️

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      4. No, I didn’t.

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      5. That’s strange, can you send me your email ID? Or you can just send me a hi through my contact page?

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