The Cave Of Mysteries (A collaboration post)

Hello everyone. Me and Pooja of lifefinewhine are back at it with our second collaboration. It was so cool writing with her the first time that we just had to have an encore.

You can find our first collaboration, Stalker here

But for now enjoy this thrilling adventure. Pooja wrote in the bold italics and I did the normal Italics


THE CAVE OF MYSTERIES

They quickly ran into the cave

Time wanes, the only way is the wrong way
Off that yellow brick road they must go
For it runs too wide for too long
And the solstice waits for no one
The cave of mysteries
Shortcut or the end
What will they find
A cure lost
Or evil
Veiled

They don’t know where they are headed
All they know is that they must keep running
There is no other way out
Will they succeed
Or succumb like the others before them

Sights
Wonders
All rush by
As the light fades
Darkness closes in
The elixir gleams ahead
But first the road winds deeper
Nothing’s real, all’s a mental test
Each one must brave fears to see the end
The world needs them, it needs its elixir

Without the elixir we are nothing

Down the narrow path, up the winding stair, and finally the prize is in their hands

It looks more beautiful than imagined

Then the earth shudders and stalactites cascade from above. A sacrifice they owe, a life they must pay

And so their true challenge begins



In light of the current global search for a cure, I think this adventure came a bit naturally to both of us(you can be the judge of that).

Look out for Pooja’s popular six word stories and a couple of etheree poems from me. I hope you enjoy them.

Please Check out Pooja’s blog here

45 Comments Add yours

  1. jenanita01 says:

    A very interesting read, Jude…

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you Jaye, or is it Anita? I like trying to guess every now and then 😁

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      1. jenanita01 says:

        Usually me, Jaye…

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    1. judeitakali says:

      I appreciate this so much, thank you 🌷❀️

      Liked by 1 person

  2. kittysverses says:

    Exciting, good one, Jude and Pooja. πŸ™‚

    Liked by 2 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you Kitty, glad you like it πŸ’›πŸŒΌ

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      1. kittysverses says:

        You are welcome, Jude. πŸ™‚

        Like

      1. kittysverses says:

        You are welcome. πŸ™‚

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  3. michnavs says:

    Wow you two make a lovely pair…collaboration of course i mean…this is brilliant..you and Pooja…wonderful..

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Michelle, I’m happy you enjoyed it πŸ’›πŸŒΌ

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      1. michnavs says:

        😊😊😊i cant click on the like button i dont know why…so here is a smiley for you and Pooja

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      2. judeitakali says:

        Thank you Michelle, maybe it’s just a glitch

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    2. PoojaG says:

      Thank you so much!!

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  4. justcalmwildness says:

    You two make a good team!!! Such a good read!!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much, this really makes me happy, glad to have you share your thoughts on here

      Liked by 1 person

  5. A.S. says:

    Wonderful, Jude! Both the pieces are so complimentary to each other. Lovely work done by both of you. Cheers

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you Bubble. I’m happy you liked the flow, it’s always a gamble when writing with someone, a fun gamble

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      1. A.S. says:

        It is! Yours turned out to be pretty successful one. πŸ˜‰

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      2. judeitakali says:

        Thank you Mon Ami

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  6. What a splendid collaboration. Congratulations to both of you.
    xoxo

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you Gabriella. I’m glad you like this πŸ€—πŸŒΌ

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      1. My pleasure. I enjoyed the poem tremendously.
        Stay safe and inspire us my friend.

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      2. judeitakali says:

        You too my friend ❀️🌷

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      3. πŸ€—β€οΈπŸŒΈπŸ’

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  7. Emma says:

    I loved reading this. I had a nice adventure played out in my mind πŸ™ˆβ˜ΊοΈ

    Liked by 2 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you for the appreciation, which adventure?

      Like

  8. This is a great collaboration, Jude. The ending is most though provoking.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you Roberta, I’m glad you think so ❀️🌼

      Liked by 1 person

  9. PoojaG says:

    Had so much fun with this collab!!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      It’s really cool and oddly therapeutic writing with you

      Liked by 1 person

      1. PoojaG says:

        I feel the same way! I think our writings just go so perfectly together!

        Liked by 1 person

    2. judeitakali says:

      β€οΈπŸ’›πŸŒ·πŸŒΌ

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