Forgotten Dreams

What is a broken dream
Where does hope go when it leaves a wary soul
When sparks of happiness flicker and fade amidst despair
If only we could see across the astroplane
Into the world of forgotten dreams
If only we could witness their virtue and wonder
The beauty they bring to the forlorn realm across the veil

Take a breath and close your eyes, imagine…
Abandoned dreams that wonder like butterflies in a flowerless world
And yet still they float, like tiny moons through a decadent night
Graceful and delicate
Fluttering celestial ambience like pollen from fluorescent wings
Stardust that lights the night air with ethereal beauty
Can you see the power of dreams, as it sprinkles upon the barren soil
Sprouting golden mushrooms that twinkle across the land
Can you see it now
That Elysium of forgotten dreams

Now open your eyes and recall
Open your heart and free your soul
Remember,
Your neon butterfly dreams and the wonders they brought to a darkened world
Imagine the beauty and happiness they hold in store for you


I wrote this for Sadje’s what do you see photo prompt

May we never give up on our dreams and may we find the courage to shape them around the lives we have now, no matter how young, no matter how old

Stay safe, stay dreaming

56 Comments Add yours

  1. messypens says:

    Beautiful πŸ¦‹

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so muchπŸŒΌπŸŒΈπŸ’›. Been long since I’ve seen you post, good to see you’re okay

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      1. messypens says:

        Yeah, I didn’t have much time to post anything. Thank you, though, and hope to read more of your works!

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  2. kittysverses says:

    Nice one. πŸ™‚

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you KittyπŸ’›πŸŒΌπŸŒΈ

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      1. kittysverses says:

        You are welcome, Jude. πŸ™‚

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  3. Roshni says:

    These thoughts are so mesmerizing😊 Just like your tagline, same story but told entirely different and that too, beautifully !!!

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Roshni. I’m glad you appreciate this. πŸŒΈπŸŒΌπŸ’›

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  4. Chris Hall says:

    Breathtaking, Jude! Fantastic imagery and lyrical language. You’ve surpassed yourself on this one πŸ™‚

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Oh my, this just made what has started as a difficult week alot better. Thank you Chris, for the compliment and the smile it’s brought

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  5. Silent Hour says:

    Thank you for taking me to the astroplane!

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    1. judeitakali says:

      My pleasure 🌼, I really need to get your name btw. Unless Bp is okay with you. I’m glad you like this

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      1. Silent Hour says:

        You are welcome πŸ™‚ IThe name is Basilike or simply B here on WP. I prefer them to Bp, so thanks for asking!

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      2. judeitakali says:

        Thank you, I knew I wasn’t getting it right, hehe

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      3. Silent Hour says:

        No problem!

        (Actually, Bp is a petrol station chain. Please don’t feel bad πŸ™‚ )

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      4. judeitakali says:

        🌼🌼

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  6. michnavs says:

    Ahhhh so mesmerizing Jude…yess we should never give up on our dreams…always remember the dreams we used rto dream…i love this…imagine the world if humanity dont dream

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    1. judeitakali says:

      It would be very stale and mundane, wouldn’t it? Thank you Michelle, I’m glad you like this

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      1. michnavs says:

        Sure it will be..πŸ’ž

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  7. Sadje says:

    This is such a wonderfully written poem Jude.
    Thanks for joining in the challenge

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you Sadje, glad you like it πŸŒΌπŸ’›πŸŒΈ

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      1. Sadje says:

        It is brilliant.

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  8. Beautiful photo and poem.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Kim

      Like

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you Gabriella πŸŒΌπŸŒΈπŸŒΈπŸ’›

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      1. My pleasure πŸ’•

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  9. HLR says:

    So so so so SO beautiful, Jude, my goodness ❀❀

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    1. HLR says:

      Thank you for reminding me of my neon butterfly dreams xx

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      1. judeitakali says:

        My pleasure πŸŒΌπŸ’›πŸŒΈ

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    2. judeitakali says:

      Thank you Heart. Happy you enjoyed this

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  10. Khwahish S says:

    This is so amazing, if this poetry was recited – I can imagine how beautiful and mesmerising it would sound!

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Khwahish. I’m happy you enjoyed it πŸŒΈπŸŒΌπŸ’›xox

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  11. memadtwo says:

    This is a beautiful vision. I like the idea of dreams as butterflies. (K)

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much K, they do look dreamy

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  12. So eloquently penned. You are a master of words Jude!

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Rhadika, it means a lot

      Like

  13. Beautifully written! πŸ™‚

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you Shweta

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    2. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Shweta

      Like

      1. My pleasure 😊

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  14. Jules says:

    You reminded me of Roald Dahl’s book The BFG (The Big Friendly Giant) that collected dreams… and then put them where they were needed πŸ˜‰

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Jules. I wish it could happen that way

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  15. justcalmwildness says:

    May we never give up on our dreams!!!!

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Mia

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  16. Aww Jude! This truly touched my heart. Love your take.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Punam, I’m glad you liked it

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      1. You are very welcome!

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      2. judeitakali says:

        πŸŒΈπŸ€—

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      3. πŸ€—πŸŒ·

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  17. This is an incredible poem, thank you for sharing.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you too for reading and sharing your thoughts

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