Beyond Cloud Nine #poetry

Photo prompt: what do you see?

What happens when we surpass our goals
and transcend the euphoria of touching the sky
when we take that leap of faith
onto the fabled cloud ten
obscured and outshined by the lesser nine

but always there, sacred or profane
a step from greatness to legend
no more sky, no more blue

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But to reach so far is to be alone
when stars and moon are all you see
gentle lights, minute on a backdrop of envy
You dare not look below, for the plummet down cannot be survived,
To fall is to end.
so you look above, held by charges of lightning from your ascent
And like the tree you are, you grow some more
to find a foothold on the moon in reach

Alas, even that moon is not safe from envy
a crescent of light is all you get
a sliver of hope to hold you aloft

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Beyond Cloud Nine
to go or not to go

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Thank you Sadje for this wonderful prompt on what do you see

#whatdoyousee

21 Comments Add yours

  1. Sadje says:

    A beautiful take on the Prompt. I love your positive point of view. Thanks for joining in the prompt

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  2. judeitakali says:

    Thank you Sadje πŸ€—

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    1. judeitakali says:

      So humbled you reblogged this, thank you πŸ€—

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      1. You’re welcome!😊

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much

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  3. -Eugenia says:

    Excellent take on the prompt and truly enlightening!

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you for appreciating, im glad you gave it a read πŸ™‚

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      1. -Eugenia says:

        You’re welcome!

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  4. Chris Hall says:

    That’s a lovely piece!

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you for appreciating πŸ™‚

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  5. theresaly520 says:

    Lovely imagery and I love the woven abstract concepts!

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thanks Saly, each aspect of the image was so vivid,

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  6. Reena Saxena says:

    I missed this one. The image is haunting, and your poem natches the intensity.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Reena. Yeah the image was so intense as well πŸ€—

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much πŸ™πŸΎπŸ˜€πŸ€— i really appreciate it πŸ’™

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