Traps and snares

Lost and beleaguered within a pale stainless night
Pursued by the minions of pestilence
Grotesque skeletal henchmen
sniffing the night air and tasting the shadowed breeze
Seeking the scent of fear

In that dark wilderness she sees it,
Golden light peeking through a sequestered woodshed
All she has to survive is a demented warning
Stay hidden! Keep to the shadows!

Yet still, the promise of warmth and refuge addles all prior instruction
Her frightened mind dazed by this long spine-tingling pursuit
She creeps slowly towards the light
wearied from hours in the cold and the dark
heedlessly inching her way into the very trap she’d been warned against,
The enemy lying in wait

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While writing this I kept thinking about the easing of some quarantine restrictions in some places. Much needed relief don’t you think.

But I hope we do not allow the weariness of solitude to make us forget to keep taking the basic precautions. We aren’t out of the woods yet.

Stay safe my friends, stay cautious

Oh and I hope you enjoy the horror poetry

25 Comments Add yours

  1. michnavs says:

    Lol ..i am smiling as you remind us about quarantine and then paired it off with a horror poetry…lol…i just love this..

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Hehe, thank you Michelle. I’m glad you liked it, I thought I’d make the scary story a little bit of an analogy. A little bit

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      1. michnavs says:

        And you made it Jude..πŸ˜™

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  2. Sadje says:

    Pretty dark poem. Very well written Jude. Stay safe.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Dark but not without hope. Thank you Sadje πŸ’›

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      1. Sadje says:

        Indeed! You’re welcome πŸ˜‡

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  3. memadtwo says:

    A good parable for not letting our guards down. What we desire is not always safe. (K)

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Yes, I’m glad you appreciate this K. It’s really not safe yet, vigilance is required

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  4. Didn’t realise horror can be woven so beautifully. A well crafted one Jude πŸ‘πŸ»

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you Radhika. This makes me so happy, xoxoxo

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  5. Jude, this is an exceptional piece. It’s powerful. It’s impactful. It’s a WOW! Bravo my dear friend.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Gabriella. I’m grateful for you my friend πŸ€—

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      1. I am grateful too for your friendship, Jude.
        Hugs.

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  6. Jay Bleu says:

    You’re quite a story-teller!

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Hehe, I’ll take that as a compliment. Thank you so much Jay

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      1. Jay Bleu says:

        it is a compliment! B-)

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      2. judeitakali says:

        Thank you so much, I’ll take it gratefully 🌼

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  7. Pallavi says:

    Very well and accurately written. The horror isn’t over but there’s hope.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you Pallavi πŸ’œ

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  8. HLR says:

    Marvellous!! ❀

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you Heart. It’s good to see you

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  9. PoojaG says:

    I absolutely love the horror themed poems! I can see how this would kind of relate to the easing of the lock down rules and people not taking precautions.

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  10. judeitakali says:

    Thank you Pooja. This had gotten lost in my trash.. I was wondering how you didn’t find this, you have a knack for finding my horror posts. Yeah precautions are still essential

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