Parted (An #etheree)

What do you see
What do you see

Loss
and pain
years of joy
never again
the way is open
barren sands inviting
porous without emotion
she seeks the depths of no return
away from a world bereft of him
a husband gone, memories borne on salty winds
thoughts of self demise weigh down her final steps
footprints of despair trail in her wake
but the sea roils its rejection
and waves churn their denial
refusing surrender
splashing with hope
beyond the horizon
life goes on
and love
waits
.

Till death do you part
a daughter he leaves behind
never truly gone

24 Comments Add yours

  1. Chris Hall says:

    The pull of emotion reflected in the waves; nicely done, Jude!

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you Chris. Glad you appreciate it

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  2. jenanita01 says:

    A wonderful etheree, Jude… I could hear the sea, adding its commentary…

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you, it was definitely the final frontier

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  3. Sadje says:

    So heartbreaking! I’m glad there is hope at the end.
    Thanks for joining in the challenge

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Yeah I believe there is always hope

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  4. kittysverses says:

    Lovely, nicely done. πŸ™‚

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you Kitty πŸ€—

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      1. kittysverses says:

        You are welcome, Jude. πŸ™‚

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  5. Another beautiful piece, my friend.
    “footprints of despair trail in her wake”

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you G. I’m grateful to have you reading my blog

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      1. My pleasure. You are really a great poet.

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      2. judeitakali says:

        High praise coming from you β˜ΊοΈπŸ˜ŠπŸ€—πŸ€—

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      3. judeitakali says:

        Oh shucks 😁

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  6. Beautiful etheree of despair and hope!

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you paean. Glad you like it 😊

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      1. You are welcome. I did. 😊

        Punam

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      2. judeitakali says:

        πŸ™πŸΎ

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  7. Oh so lovely! I loved the line- memories borne on salty winds. Just beautiful ❀️

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you Christine. Glad you like it 😊 πŸ€—

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  8. msjadeli says:

    lingering loss that aches is the feeling i get. it may not hurt as much as time goes on, but it will never fully subside 😦

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Yeah some wounds never truly heal. 😌😟

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