Our Journey #poetry #prose

what do you see photo prompt by Sadje

Silence. A dead silence that speaks,
and whispers of dread and dismay

We knew there’d be dark days on our journey
but not like this; this we did not see,
did not foretell

Yet here we are, rowing through a carvenous doom
threatened by stalactites-and-mites
sharp and poised to impel the slightest mistake

We knew our journey to a lasting love would be tested

But not here in this place,
blue with disguise
aglow with treacherous beauty
calm with still eerie waters

I stroke with caution yet regret ripples carelessly through this pool of memory.
Distorting and revealing reflections of past failure

The slosh as I row echoes danger,
bouncing with ill omens,
oscillating a lover’s fears
A fear of committment,
a fear of heart’s surrender

But on we row,
on we stroke,
on we slosh,

taking solace in being by each other’s side
in this tiny boat of hope
sailing to a light of day unseen

a light of future so near

#whatdoyousee

25 Comments Add yours

  1. HLR says:

    You had me with that opening line – this is excellent, Jude, love it! X

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Heart, i toyed with going full horror but changed my mind. Glad you like it, means a lot๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ€

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  2. Silent Hour says:

    This was a great read — a real journey.

    We knew thereโ€™d be dark days on our journey
    but not like this; this we did not see,
    did not foretell — my favourite lines, and so true. Hard to not relate.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you for taking time to read. Glad to hear from you again, it’s been a while.
      We can never really know can we!๐Ÿ˜” things always change, guess we have to adapt

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      1. Silent Hour says:

        That’s true as well ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  3. Sadje says:

    A beautiful analogy to life, regrets and facing the challenges in life. Thanks for joining in the prompt.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you Sadje. Great prompt ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿพ

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Sadje says:

        Youโ€™re welcome ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  4. memadtwo says:

    I can feel the uncertainty change to hope. Both are present in the image. (K)

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you for reading

      Liked by 1 person

  5. jenanita01 says:

    I especially liked your poem, Jude, for it reminded me of all the trials of 2019. Hopefully, we can steer our boats to a much better 2020…

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Cheers to that๐Ÿป

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    1. judeitakali says:

      ๐Ÿค—โ˜บ๏ธcheers๐Ÿป

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  6. -Eugenia says:

    Brilliant piece, Jude!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you Eugenia

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      1. -Eugenia says:

        My pleasure!

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  7. kittysverses says:

    Lovely poem. Enjoyed the positivity in the poem.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you Kit, great to have you reading ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’™

      Liked by 1 person

      1. kittysverses says:

        You are welcome. ๐Ÿ™‚

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