Forget me not

What do you see #40

The world beyond the veil
The veil not many know
If ye be spiritual
Ye must believe
If ye be not
Ye need only to feel

Do you sense it at times
Do you notice
Those odd things that happen
When what’s even is not given
When one does not pacify
The spirits on the other side…

Gran’s favourite room!
Gran’s finest china!
Once each month without fail
She laid it without question
My child! She would say
When I’m gone, you must do the same
Each full moon
You must soothe the spirits of this house!

I did not believe
But I did it anyway
For her dying wishes
Meant so much to me
And while I did
All was normal
Until I didn’t
Then everything changed…

The walls came alive
Tainted in shadows
The windows rattled
And the kitchen cabinets shook with anger
All the cutlery shattered
All,
Save that finest china

So, quickly I hastened to lay it
Pristine as Gran used to
Appeasing the spectres from beyond!

Other world
Where Ying turns to Yang
Forget Me Not!


Do you believe in the paranormal?

I hope you enjoy this.
Stay safe everyone, stay cautious.

71 Comments Add yours

  1. This had an eerie feel to it Jude. Have heard a few such episodes from elders in the family.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Yeah, it’s something Ive been thinking about. I’m yet to know someone who has actually seen, tho that doesn’t mean that the omens elders interprete are baseless, so I decided to write about it this week. Sadje’s prompt really slotted in nicely

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  2. HappySoul says:

    Loved reading this! The pic has a haunted theme in it โ˜บ๏ธ.
    I do believe to a certain extent ๐Ÿ˜Š

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    1. judeitakali says:

      It’s hard not to believe, especially if you’re spiritual or religious

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      1. HappySoul says:

        Yeah, and I had a few spooky experiences too. ๐Ÿ˜…

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  3. michnavs says:

    Ahhhh Jude better not dis obey grandma’s dying wish..lol..

    Brilliant take on the prompt..

    I believe that some things are beyong our reason to explain..and not because we cant make a logical explaination that doesnt mean it doesnt exist.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Yeah, it’s a very gray area. I think there’s some form of paranormal but no idea which one it is

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      1. michnavs says:

        Its better that way…i love it when thing are just implied..

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      2. judeitakali says:

        Yeah I guess you’re right

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  4. Sobia says:

    Amazingly beautiful. My grandma use to believe that the spirits of loved ones visit us every friday and she use to make something sweet that day. I never believed it though. But this poem reminded me of my childhood and grandma. Great work ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

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    1. judeitakali says:

      I know, it’s hard to believe but you gotta wonder where the fire for that smoke began

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      1. Sobia says:

        I know right. Its just a bit scary to believe and i d rather avoid finding it to be true ๐Ÿ˜› .. yes i watch horror movies with my eyes closed.

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      2. judeitakali says:

        Haha, I bet you peek through the lids. Thank you for engaging with this post, I’m grateful

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  5. Brilliant!! I just loved the way you wrote it!!

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you Aashi. That means alot to me

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  6. Era says:

    Wow, just wow, a fantastic take on the prompt โ˜บโ˜บ

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Era

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      1. Era says:

        โ˜บโ˜บ

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  7. Elizabeth says:

    It’s a haunting photo! But I first thought about it was a tea party! I focused on the china, but reading your poem I looked around and I see that isn’t a party kind of photo!

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    1. judeitakali says:

      It can be, it’s quite a mysterious photo.

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  8. I have no words to tell you how brilliant this poem is. Jude, you have my heart.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Aww coodles Gabriella ๐ŸŒผ. I can’t thank you enough โค๏ธ

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      1. Write verses like this every day. Enchant me. Mesmerize me. I’ll take everything as a thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

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      2. judeitakali says:

        Haha, no pressure right, lol๐Ÿ˜…

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  9. Pallavi says:

    Eerie for sure. Believe?..hmm thereโ€™s always a tussle between the scientific mind and the unproven beliefs.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      There’s something about dreams and memory and subconscious that feels like beyond science or maybe on another frequency

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  10. Sadje says:

    I really enjoyed your take on this image. Paranormal exists, only a few experience it. Thanks for joining in the challenge this week Jude.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Sadje, the prompt really sat in with my thoughts

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      1. Sadje says:

        Youโ€™re welcome! Appreciate your support for this prompt

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  11. justcalmwildness says:

    Woow, this is just gives me chills in a interesting way. Good writing.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you Jackie. Out of interest, do you believe?

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      1. justcalmwildness says:

        Yes but it’s one of those things, I deliberately refuse to think about

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      2. judeitakali says:

        Ahh. Alright then

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  12. Anisha says:

    A beautiful expression of haunted feeling!

    I’ve heard some interesting paranormal stories from elders in the family. That makes me believe in it too.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Yeah. On the whole, I think it’s a good thing to believe there’s a spiritual plane

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  13. bejamin4 says:

    Nice, nice, nice. There definitely feels like there is a world “beyond” the world mos times. And almost all cultures throughout the world have believed in some form of this. I have believe that is for some good reason. And here and there I think most of us have had some experience with paranormal. But maybe it was really nothing but a normal aspect of the world! Stay safe!

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you for engaging. Personally, I think the dream world itself could be paranormal. Like, why can’t we die in our dreams?

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  14. Jules says:

    If you give life to that which does not live… life will emerge.
    Enjoying science fiction as I do… I think many dimensions exist. But the power belongs to the brain.

    I was watching a VSauce show by Michael Stephens (or Stevens) about placebos. And how several children while not lied to (their parents knew), were lead to believe that a machine was going to help them ease some of their recurring ailments. And just with those suggestions and the power of positive thinking… the children, well in a nut shell help to cure themselves.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Yes Jules, I totally agree. the mind is very powerful. That’s how an athlete can recover from a 3month injury in just a month

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  15. clcouch123 says:

    Well, you know, what Gran wants. This is, if I may say, an impressively constructed poem-narrative.

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    1. judeitakali says:

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

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  16. memadtwo says:

    That’s a spooky tale. I do think rituals have a purpose. (K)

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Haha I’m glad you found this spooky K. Yeah I believe too, that rituals are important especially when it comes to beliefs

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  17. PoojaG says:

    Loved the poem! As you know I do believe in paranormal activity and paranormal stuff in general.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      I’m glad you liked this Pooja. I hope you’ve seen my mail๐ŸŒผ

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      1. PoojaG says:

        Will check on it!

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  18. Oh wow what a tale you have woven here today. You took me away, Jude! Excellent story! Do I believe in the paranormal? It would be ignorance if I did not. There are so many things we don’t even know about and the little we do know, is nothing compared to all of eternity. (smile) xo

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    1. judeitakali says:

      I love the confidence with which you’ve answered this. I too believe but I do want to see a bit

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  19. Dora says:

    Glad I read this before dark, lol ๐Ÿ˜‚ Nice job!

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  20. gdutta17 says:

    WOW! The words almost gave me goose flesh- powerful imaginary spun into words that haunt long after the reading is done! Loved it. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Ahh, this is such an encouraging thought. Thank you so much. I’m glad this left an impression

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  21. With a deft touch you set the scene for an other wordly experience. Masterly done, Jude!

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Oh thank you Punam. It’s really humbling praise from you.๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ

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      1. Jude, you are too kind! My utmost pleasure. ๐ŸŒท๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ

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  22. Chris Hall says:

    Brilliant story, Jude.’The kitchen cabinets shook with anger’ what a fabulous line ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Chris

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  23. msjadeli says:

    Sounds like it would be a horrible curse.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Their price for peace, it’s not too bad

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      1. msjadeli says:

        I guess when you put it that way….

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  24. theresaly520 says:

    “Where Yin turns to Yang…”. I really love this interpretation, Jude. I’ll just say I used to be a skeptic until I experienced it first hand.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      You did? you gotta tell me about this Saly, pretty please

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      1. theresaly520 says:

        Since you said pretty please…! ๐Ÿ™‚ I might actually share this on a post someday. Twice in my life I have seen apparitions. Other times, there were strange noises and un-explainable movements, but I won’t discuss that here.

        The first was while I was at the lake. There were urban legends about the lake, but I just thought have people made them up to weave spooky tales, because who doesn’t?

        I was standing on the pier one night with some friends enjoying the moon. All of the sudden to my right, a ghostly young couple materialized and started moving towards my direction, but not quite acknowledging my presence. I jumped out of the way and they drifted onward to the forested area. I’ve heard of stories of strange deaths of affluent people who owned boats by the lake in the 80’s, but wasn’t sure what to make of that.

        The other was while I was eating a burger at a restaurant with a friend. The servers were really nice ladies, and I asked if we can take a picture with the whole crew. To my left, I notice something in the glass door, but turned real quick to smile at the camera. I carefully looked at the image and noticed an apparition of a young girl, a former employee, of the restaurant. I found out she died in a freak accident on the highway which made it to the news. My friend believes she returns to this restaurant where she worked because this was where she was formally very happy and she misses her coworkers dearly.

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      2. judeitakali says:

        Woah, that’s unreal, maybe you’re clairvoyant, did someone else see with you?
        Thank you so so much for sharing with me โค๏ธ

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      3. theresaly520 says:

        You’re welcome, Jude! My friends were with me too and they recall! I’m not sure if I’m clairvoyant, but I’ve experienced things. If I am, it’s not the first thing I broadcast to the world. There’s so many scam artists claiming to be psychic anyway. I know it runs in my family as my mom and my cousins has seen things too. However, you know…I think many people are capable of tapping into this ability. It’s just, many people shut it down because they don’t want to acknowledge it or even attract it into their lives.

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      4. judeitakali says:

        I guess the horrors of you might not like what is on the other side dissuade people from acknowledging the other side.
        It’s amazing though, you’re amazing.

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  25. That’s a very chilling tale indeed. But often there are moments when we can feel them reach from beyond the veil.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      This topic intrigues me quite a lot when I think about it

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  26. Totally love this ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•

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    1. judeitakali says:

      I’m so glad you do, thank you so much ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿค—

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      1. My pleasure ๐Ÿ’•

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