Torn apart (A ballad) #poetry

The sky outside this morning

Flocculent clouds stain the bright morning sky

a beautiful blemish, of imperfect shapes
perfecting a flawless canvas

The sun shines bright upon him
but melancholy nestles deep where no light can penetrate

As he is reminded of the blotches she spluttered upon his picture-perfect life
Her skirmish of salacious transgressions

All those late night calls
and visits unannounced
The sensual surprises
and unexpected mornings of ecstasy

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

The sun rolls-on with every hour
Illuminating all the little things that inflame her memory-

The pink flowered hydrangea in its ornate gray and blue vase
His two favorite colors.

The placement of her furniture
conscripted into his picture-perfect ideals
Hints of him everywhere.

All the order he’d brought into her disordered life-

The scheduled weekends
engulfed in his methodic caress
His sure fingers writhing her to peaks of pleasure unexplored

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

They gaze at similar stars but stand continents apart
trapped by that cruel fortune bound to befall true love

She sees him each day
In that sculpture he placed in the corner
or the painting he hang by her side
but the days tick on with no end in sight

He feels her each night
In the void left by her
In the absence of surprise
and the weariness of routine

They long for each other
Kept apart
A pandemic in between

26 Comments Add yours

  1. Sadje says:

    So touching. Story of lost love.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Alas, I just thought about those who can’t travel back to loved ones

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      1. Sadje says:

        Well written.

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      2. judeitakali says:

        Thank you Sadje

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  2. michnavs says:

    Oh such a tragic ballad …this pandemic has made so many hearts broken…i too is one

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Oh no, that must be awful

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  3. Silent Hour says:

    Sweet as ever, and a perfect description of clouds.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Bp, the clouds really got me thinking

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      1. Silent Hour says:

        And creating more beauty!

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      2. judeitakali says:

        Aww shucks, thank you

        Like

      3. Silent Hour says:

        You are welcome

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  4. Rising Star says:

    Si nice poetry friend, the sun and the blue sky picture is also very attractiveπŸ™πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘Œ. Keep it up
    πŸ’–πŸ’πŸŒΉπŸŽ‰

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much, glad to have you share some thoughts with meπŸ™πŸΎ

      Like

      1. Rising Star says:

        Anytime, stay safe

        Liked by 1 person

      2. judeitakali says:

        You too, stay safe, I read your blog as well btw

        Like

      3. Rising Star says:

        Yeah, I know, thanks for your support

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  5. memadtwo says:

    It’s coming between both people and dreams…(K)

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Yes, sadly it is

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  6. Splendid my dear balladeer .

    “The pink flowered hydrangea in its ornate gray and blue vase
    His two favorite colors.

    The placement of her furniture
    conscripted into his picture-perfect ideals
    Hints of him everywhere.

    Out of this world!

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Gabriella. I’m sorry about the unorthodox graduations

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      1. My pleasure. Thank you for your kindness. In a way your beautiful words brought me plenty of healing. You are a wonderful writer Jude.

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      2. judeitakali says:

        Thank you Gabriella. πŸŒ·πŸ’›

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  7. Jules says:

    I read about a family that made a Hug glove:
    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/good-news/everyone-needs-a-hug-glove/vi-BB142ubZ
    Would only work though if you could get close enough…

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Yeah I agree. Very interesting though

      Liked by 1 person

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