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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  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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