Nature’s Avenger

What do you see #37

Slumbering Gaia
Your daughter takes nature’s reigns
Goddess of Vengeance

Mother weakens and so she descends
Beautiful as the blood moon
Terrible as a curse
Her face adorned in flaring gems of starlight
Her eyes red as wrath
Veined purple with retribution

She comes to punish man’s impudence
His blithe exploitation of the earth
His selfish endangerment of the animals
And his relentless plough of earth’s precious flora
This time she smites all of man
And she smites hard
A pandemic unleashed

Faultless hummingbird
Your flowers will bloom again
With man held at bay


I hope this leaves an impression

Stay safe, and stay caring for nature

78 Comments Add yours

  1. Chris Hall says:

    Fabulous, Jude! It certainly will stay with me. Passionately performed 🙂

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Chris, I’m glad you enjoyed it, we were definitely on the same wavelength with this one

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  2. Sadje says:

    It is a very important message to us humans. Thanks Jude for joining in the challenge.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you Sadje, my pleasure

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome 😉

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  3. This is amazing!!

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you Aashi , I’m glad you like it 🌼

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  4. Khwahish S says:

    It’s so well written, minimalistic yet leaving a trail of so much depth that it makes you ponder.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Khwahish 🌼, the image was really evocative and these thoughts have been on my mind all through the pandemic

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      1. Khwahish S says:

        I’m sure, these thoughts have been bothering and tickling everyone’s minds, you’ve managed to put them to words amazingly, Jude.

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      2. judeitakali says:

        Thank you 😊. I truly appreciate this ❤️

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      3. Khwahish S says:

        Always a pleasure reading your work!

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  5. JALPA says:

    Flowers gonna bloom definitely!! Greatly written😊

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much. It’s sad coz the price paid didn’t have to be so stiff

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      1. JALPA says:

        Yaa absolutely! A high price ain’t needed!

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      2. judeitakali says:

        Yeah, guess we’ll have to get the best from a bad situation

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      3. JALPA says:

        Be positive!😁
        We’ll definitely

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      4. JALPA says:

        Hoping the things to go well!!

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      5. judeitakali says:

        I don’t know about well, but they will definitely go.

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      6. JALPA says:

        Ya some things need to go with time!! i.e Nature’s Rule!!

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  6. That was hard-hitting. Hits very close to home. Beautiful take on the prompt

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you Shweta, it’s a shame when the many have to pay the price for a few ignorant and selfish leaders

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  7. This gorgeous poem touches my heart deeply. Superb, Jude. Superb.
    Faultless hummingbird
    Your flowers will bloom again
    With man held at bay

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much dear Gabriella. It is heartfelt for me as well🌷💛

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      1. My pleasure Jude.

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  8. Era says:

    Its beautiful 😍

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Era, I’m glad you like it

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      1. Era says:

        Anytime 😊

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  9. Era says:

    Hoping for good to come

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  10. Yes, it is a punishment meted out by mother nature to her wayward children. Well, I hope man learns a lesson through this pandemic.
    Your words have done absolute justice to the prompt. Simply super writing Jude !!

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Rhadika, there was something about this image that Sadje chose. It just has so much depth, I’ll be reading all the other submissions with verve

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  11. memadtwo says:

    We definitely need to heed her warnings. (K)

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Indeed we do

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  12. justcalmwildness says:

    This is thought-provoking and beautiful. it relates to so many things. i honestly would now really love to read a short story written by you.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Jackie. I’ll give the short stories some thought. Though some of my poetry are actually short stories 🌷🌸

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  13. PoojaG says:

    I love this! Nature is just so important and we need to nurture it every single day.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Pooja. I’m glad to see you back reading 🤗
      Hope you saw the email

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      1. PoojaG says:

        My pleasure!

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  14. This beautiful verse resonates deeply, Jude! Superbly expressed.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Punam. Your appreciate means a lot 😃🌼

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      1. My pleasure, Jude. 😊🌷

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  15. michnavs says:

    I felt the passion and intensity in each syllable Jude…so brilliant and beautiful..

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Michelle. I’m glad you liked it

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  16. This is exquisite Jude. I hung on to every beautiful word. Yes it resonates with me and I wish for it to leave its impression with everyone 🙂💕

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Christine. It’s really worth it to hear this

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      1. You are very talented Jude ☺️

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      2. judeitakali says:

        Oh shucks 😊, thank you

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      3. judeitakali says:

        Right back at you Christine

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  17. Awesome words of truth so well composed, Jude and we all need to understand what she wants to tell us. We are destroying her slowly and steadily.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      I’m glad you see eye to eye with me on this. I really wanted this post to reinvigorate like minded people in a subtle way

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      1. For sure Jude and I completely agree with you. I just saw today in the news that a great fire is going on now in Turkey and have destroyed millions of forests so when are we going to stop or it will destroy us and even worst floods are going on right now in Japan and China. Human selfishness has gone too far who knows when will it end.

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      2. judeitakali says:

        Thankfully awareness is increasing and there is ever increasing urgency and pressure from green uprisings

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  18. I loved how you utilised the prompt! Such beautiful words!!

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much. I’m glad you liked this🌸

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      1. My pleasure, followed you 🙂

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      2. judeitakali says:

        Yap, I’ll be over to check out your site as well

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  19. Jules says:

    Feeding those who are food insecure comes to mind… they should not suffer. I tend to believe that Nature is an independent entity… created and left ~ which includes the humans living on earth. Spin some other outer worldly gods into the mix and human’s faults can be blamed on everything but the people themselves who create their own messes…. I am not one to believe that the pandemic is a cruel punishment. But a learning experience. Which in some eyes humanity is failing. There are just to many unanswered questions about humans… if they are allowed by nature to be fruitful and multiplicity – then there will be wars over territory. Greedy attitudes and misconduct. Choice is a responsibility that not all use wisely.

    (oh… besides running a tad late in visits…one of your comments ended up in spam…I unspammed it… and hope to catch up before the next thunder storm due in this afternoon.)

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    1. judeitakali says:

      You make a very valid point Jules. However the belief that there’s a higher being/beings that can hold us accountable to our transgressions is sometimes the only thing keeping many people at bay. Without it, I don’t think we’d transcend the chaos that would ensue.

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      1. Jules says:

        Even in some traditional texts: The Higher Beings are a) gifted omnipotence (which if they were would anything bad happen at all? And then wouldn’t all prayers be answered?) b) are gifted human emotions (as some claim humans are in the image of such creators. c) The Higher Beings with the desire for vengeance (as displayed in many ancient texts) is/are no better than the humans they created.

        If ‘Power’ were looked at in just positive and negative, Yin and Yang forces then things should balance out or one would think with all the prayers for healing err to the side of healing…. I think sometimes especially with the political climates in such disarray (Including the US and all countries as well) that chaos has already ensued. However I would still like to believe that good will triumph, with or without the aid of some being that seems to be very picky and chooses to hear only the voice of certain peoples.

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      2. judeitakali says:

        I think chaos is relative as well, people in countries with guerilla warfare see chaos much differently from those in countries with stable governance. And yet they still hold to the morals of goodness steeped in divine beliefs, where otherwise it would be justified for them under such life threatening conditions of terror to demoralise and adopt a survival for the fittest/strongest mantra.
        I believe spiritualism helps the majority of people to transcend the animal instincts in all humanity.

        The essence of spirituality is morality and thus higher moral authorities to hold us accountable now or in the future

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  20. Silver Stone says:

    I absolutely loved reading every word of this poem. Mother Nature has finally decided to punish us for all of our selfish and horrific deeds; while she heals herself.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you. I’m so glad you appreciate this🌼

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      1. Silver Stone says:

        You’re most welcome 😊

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