Forbidden Aspirations

What have I become
When true comfort lies in discomfort
When to be real, I need to hide
When safety is but an illusion

My refuge looms upon a despondent cliff
Pale white with dark soulless windows
The raging sea below-
mirrors the turbulent clouds above
An atmosphere hued in gray despair

For when thunder shakes
And the lightning-flash unmasks
Anywhere will do!

Within those ghostly insipid walls lies my only hope
A secret refuge from a glaring world
A chance to explore promiscuous dreams
Away from the threatening storm of prejudice

And despite the wailing moan of wind
searching through the corridors
Or the ominous shudder of windows
as the sea hammers the foundations below
Despite an eerie loneliness
sipping from beneath the aged upholstery
Or the dark shades
that lend evil to the portraits on the walls
Despite all this
I find my freedom here
Away from the morals of an immoral world

Oh to be a wild and free spirit
In a world of endless rules
Will you ever find home

57 Comments Add yours

  1. Chris Hall says:

    I’m swept away by this…

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Wow, that means so much coming from you Chris

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  2. bejamin4 says:

    Power and depth in this: “I find my freedom here
    Away from the morals of an immoral world”. That’s really strong work!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Benjamin. I’m glad you appreciate this and grateful to have you reading

      Like

      1. bejamin4 says:

        You’re welcome. Enjoy the start of your week!

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  3. Sadje says:

    So profound Jude.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much SadjeπŸ’•

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome.

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  4. Simply stunning, Jude!

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Kim🌸🌼

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  5. You have drawn up a grey yet gorgeous imagery Jude. They are deep profound thoughts!

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you Radhika. I’m really glad you like this 🌸🌷

      Like

  6. Era says:

    beautiful as usual!!!

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Era🌸

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      1. Era says:

        ☺☺

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  7. sammicakes says:

    such vivid visuals and emotions, love it!

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Sammi

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  8. Absolutely fantastic.

    “And despite the wailing moan of wind
    searching through the corridors
    Or the ominous shudder of windows
    as the sea hammers the foundations below
    Despite an eerie loneliness
    sipping from beneath the aged upholstery..”

    WOW, my dearest poet and story teller you mesmerized me.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Hi Gabriella. So glad you enjoyed this. It really warms my heart πŸŒΈπŸ’›πŸŒ·

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      1. πŸŒΉπŸŒΈπŸ’

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  9. Emma says:

    Wow …
    I loved this. So real πŸ™‡πŸΎβ€β™€οΈ

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Emma. I’m glad you like it

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  10. Elizabeth says:

    Great poem! It’s really difficult to show our true-self to the world, too much judgment!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      I know right, that’s why I imagined that forlorn secret place where we can be our raw selves

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  11. michnavs says:

    Wow…you blew me awat Jude.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Michelle

      Liked by 1 person

  12. justcalmwildness says:

    I love the oxymoron in the first paragraph. I love this!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you Jackie. I’m glad you love this, glad to have you reading too 🌸🌷

      Liked by 1 person

  13. Anisha says:

    The imagery is great. This is yet another brilliant poem, Jude!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thanks Anisha. It means alot πŸ’›πŸŒΌπŸŒΈ

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      1. Anisha says:

        My pleasure! ✨

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  14. mariamichaela says:

    Hauntingly beautiful 🌹

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    1. judeitakali says:

      I’m glad you like this Michaela. Thank you so much πŸ’•

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      1. mariamichaela says:

        Always love reading your posts 😁

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      2. judeitakali says:

        πŸŒΌπŸ€—πŸ™πŸΎ

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  15. memadtwo says:

    Sometimes the world does cage us in and we need to break free. I like the wildness of the imagery. (K)

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    1. judeitakali says:

      I’m glad you like this K. I’m grateful to have you sharing your thoughts my friend ❀️🌷

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      1. memadtwo says:

        I enjoy the exchange!

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      2. judeitakali says:

        Thank you K🌸

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  16. Vashti Q says:

    Gorgeous! I have goosebumps. I loved it! ❀

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      I’m so glad you did Vashti. Thank you 🌼🌷

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  17. PoojaG says:

    Wow this was so descriptive I could just picture it and it kind of scared me- in a good way of course!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      I was levitating towards a horror at the beginning but the wind blew me in another direction as I went on writing it. I’m glad you like it PoojπŸ’›πŸŒΈ

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      1. PoojaG says:

        I really did!

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  18. Wow awesome words so well composed, Jude. The picture too was haunting and imaginative.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much. I’m glad you like this🌼🌸

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      1. Yes absolutely 😊😊😊😊 welcome Jude

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  19. Jules says:

    This reminds me of the Winchester house; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winchester_Mystery_House
    I can only wonder if Sarah Winchester ever found peace. πŸ‘€

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Wow the Winchester house is far grander. The stories it has seen! I might use it as a prompt for my next musings

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      1. Jules says:

        Look on the net for it – you can get sort of a virtual tour… I’m not sure if my volume needs adjusting or there wasn’t any… but it is interesting to see the interior. Sarah certainly was one of a kind.

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      2. judeitakali says:

        She was very much so. I’d like to watch a show on it or even 2

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      3. Jules says:

        Sarah was a haunted woman, by her own consciousness, her family legacy and maybe even somethings we’ll never understand. The shows I’ve watched were very interesting. I think you could watch the same show several times and come away with something new each time.

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      4. judeitakali says:

        Which ones have you watched? I’d like to try themπŸ™πŸΎ

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      5. Jules says:

        It’s been awhile… They were TV specials. And some tid-bits on other history shows. Best to look up on the net about the Winchester Mystery Mansion and Sarah. One might have even been one of the ghost hunter shows going through the place.

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      6. judeitakali says:

        There were Winchesters in supernatural but I don’t think it was those. I’ll look Jules. Thank you so much

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  20. It’s really an absolute pleasure to read these mesmerizing words… Great work!

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    1. judeitakali says:

      This is an amazing comment. Thank you so much πŸ™πŸΎ

      Liked by 1 person

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