Red mist (prose and poetry)

Red mist descends upon the land, thick as illusion
None can know what mysteries lie within-
what adventures call
the sensual thrill of an epic quest
or the gripping horror of a fight against one’s demons
The red mist lives, it calls to us all
Inviting and yet foreboding
But still it calls, its pull too strong to resist…

In there, caution is draped in adrenaline
and all senses attune themselves to shock and surprise
What might you see? What might you feel
what might you do when besieged by echelons of emotion…
A conflagration of salacities saturates within the air
delicate words and supple whispers weave all around
while frightened whimpers add an ominous tinge

The red mist descends upon us all
fueled by guttural instincts and primal desire
Oh to be lost and unfound!
to be alone, unbound and unchained
without a plan, with only reaction!

To see without eyes
to dream and dread all the same
Inside the red mist

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Do we ever want to shed the chains and bonds of this world?
What will we find within ourselves when we do?
Who is our primal self?

19 Comments Add yours

  1. Chris Hall says:

    The biggest questions… and a lovely, lyrical piece. Nicely penned, Jude.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you Chris. I’m happy if this gets you thinking and adds a little musing to your day

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  2. memadtwo says:

    Good questions. And I really like the ending haiku. (K)

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you K. I’m grateful to have you reading

      Like

  3. Sadje says:

    Profound questions!

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    1. judeitakali says:

      I’m glad if they get you thinking ๐Ÿ˜Š

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      1. Sadje says:

        Of course.

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  4. Jay Bleu says:

    Reminds me of the movie “The Mist.”

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Oh, I hadn’t thought of that one. I watched it a long while ago

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  5. This is a great piece of writing, Jude. Well done.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you Robbie, glad you like it

      Like

  6. PoojaG says:

    Really great poem and those questions at the end really got me thinking!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you Pooja. I wanted to encourage us to do some soul searching

      Liked by 1 person

      1. PoojaG says:

        You’re welcome and you definitely succeeded in doing that.

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      2. judeitakali says:

        ๐ŸŒท๐Ÿ’›๐ŸŒผ

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  7. Pallavi says:

    The questions of life – do we pick a path or are merely reacting to whatโ€™s presented in life? Are we choosing a course or the course chooses us? Well penned. Loved it.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you Pallavi, I’m glad it got you thinking these thoughts. Thank you for taking time to read โค๏ธ

      Liked by 1 person

  8. michnavs says:

    “To see without eyes” …this i so adore…

    Profoundly written Jude

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you Michelle, I’m glad you like this

      Liked by 1 person

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