Hidden Heart

What do you see photo prompt:

Fog and mist shroud the warmth within your soul
chilled with icy retorts and rejection
Darkness cloaks your fragile heart
filled with shadowed thoughts and faults
Trees grow tall with tales,
scarred
Rooted in memory
All these, protect
Your lonely
Wary
Soul

Only those that truly desire you, find you
Those that search beyond all aspersions
Traversing that treacherous path
To find your place of solace
And share in your solitude
Where your purity dwells
and warmth persists
Secluded
waiting

.


Coincidentally, I found this image a few weeks back and wrote a lovely sonnet for it. In case you missed it, check it out here

Sometimes we erect obstacles, maybe to prevent people from misusing the warmth of our hearts…

Sometimes it’s so that only those who truly want us and persist can be let in, and other times, it’s for other reasons.
I welcome your thoughts on this and I hope you enjoyed the poetry.
Stay safe, stay warm.

35 Comments Add yours

  1. Khwahish S says:

    This is a lovely piece, I could resonate to it on some level.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you Khwahish, I’m glad it made you feel something. ๐ŸŒผ๐Ÿ’›

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  2. michnavs says:

    A lovely take on the prompt Jude…very deep and personal..๐Ÿ˜Š

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you Michelle

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      1. michnavs says:

        โ˜บโ˜บโ˜บ

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  3. Chris Hall says:

    Cloaking the fragile heart… yes, that’s what we do to protect ourselves.
    Beautifully put, Jude ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you Chris ๐ŸŒผ. It has to be done

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  4. Roshni says:

    This is so beautiful, Jude ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you Roshni, glad you liked it and glad to have you reading

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  5. Sadje says:

    Thanks Jude for sharing such a profound poem. And linking it to the prompt.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you Sadje, for the prompt. I didn’t just link it to the prompt, I drew inspiration from it, the fog and trees and darkness and tiny warm room…

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      1. Sadje says:

        Yes you did. Thanks again.

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  6. Splendid post. You are a magician. Sending you two lilies and two roses.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you Gabriella, an orchid for you as well

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  7. Nice! Thanks and much appreciated for sharing

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much too

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  8. memadtwo says:

    I like the idea of letting our inner light shine in the darkness. If we leave no openings, nothing can get in. (K)

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Yes, and the world forces most people to guard their light jealousy

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  9. -Eugenia says:

    Splendid take on the prompt, Jude!

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you Eugenia ๐Ÿ’›๐ŸŒผ

      Like

  10. Such a beautiful take, Jude. Fragile hearts need cloaking.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Punam.

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      1. You are welcome.

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  11. msjadeli says:

    Insightful and sensitively composed, Jude.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Jade๐ŸŒผ

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      1. msjadeli says:

        You’re very welcome.

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  12. Lovely! You write beautiful!

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much, I’m happy to see you reading and mostly enjoying ๐ŸŒผ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’œ

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  13. Jules says:

    Some erect emotional barriers that they think are protecting them…
    When they, I believer really need to stretch and seek the truth of their intuitiveness which I think tells them to reach out.

    With that said it can be difficult to recover from hurts to our frail humanity…

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Yes, it’s ideal to keep open to goodness but that leaves you open to danger as well, and unfortunately some wounds go too deep and need careful nursing lest they become fatal

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      1. Jules says:

        I know full well of that… took me too long to let go of some hurts.
        One must forgive the self first… in order to move forward. ๐Ÿ™‚

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      2. judeitakali says:

        Agreed๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ

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  14. justcalmwildness says:

    This is beautiful and I can resonate!!

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Ooh I’m glad you do, I’ve got a little of the vibe I put in here in some of your posts as well

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