Burdens of an angel

Made from beauty
Bred for perfection
Ahh how exquisite an angel gleams!
Resplendent in celestial glamour
Changing our perceptions of beauty.
See her golden wings
Her silver corset
Her glistening black leather
How flawless she is
How burdened to comform

Made from love
Bred for comfort
Ahh, how satiating an angel loves!
Is it his fault
That he gives her the love she needs
Does perfection come at a bitter price
Her vulnerability, his weakness
Abandoning his call to duty
For the instincts in his nature

Lonely one
Giving all yourself to the world
Depleted by betrayal
Toeing the blurred lines of good and evil
Ensnared by the connotations of this world

Pixabay

Oh forlorn angel
So burdened by perfection
White wings dark tales

The pursuit for a perfect life
Is the compromise of happiness


The images lend much to the verse that follows so I hope you appreciate them in tandem.
(All images from pixabay)Your thoughts are most welcome.

32 Comments Add yours

  1. justcalmwildness says:

    It’s like those images were made for your words. Great piece Jude. As always

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    1. judeitakali says:

      I’ve just fished this out of my spam, sorry. Thank you so much Jackie. πŸ’•

      Liked by 1 person

  2. mariamichaela says:

    I noticed how the photos coincide with the lines. I love the story and imagery.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you Michaela, my wordpress is glitching, I can’t see the images in the post in my reader so yet they appear on my site

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Era says:

    Wow!!!
    You always amaze me with your poems 😊😊

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      I’m glad you enjoy them Era. Thank you so much πŸ’•

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      1. Era says:

        😊😊

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  4. Sadje says:

    Wow! Such a moving poem

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      You like it? Thank you so much Sadje, I’m grateful for your thoughts and appreciation πŸ€—

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Sadje says:

        It’s a pleasure my friend

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  5. Dora says:

    The images really do complement your words. Both so poetic. πŸ’™

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Dora, I’m really happy to hear thatπŸ’›

      Like

  6. s.s. says:

    I like the words..ensnared by the connotations of this world..very nice

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much 🌼

      Like

      1. s.s. says:

        πŸ™‚

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  7. This post is splendid Jude. I love how you composed it.
    xoxo

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Gabriella. I’m pleased you do

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      1. My pleasure.
        xoxo

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  8. michnavs says:

    Oohhhhh its breathtakingly beautiful JudeπŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Michelle

      Liked by 1 person

  9. Jay Bleu says:

    You somehow get better every day!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Jay

      Like

  10. memadtwo says:

    I’ve read some interesting stories on the conflicts of angels, and your words give them a poetic slant. We tend to think of them always as pure goodness, but they are more complicated than that. (K)

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Yeah the fallen angels in my religion Christianity make me believe they are not robots and can falter though generally I equate them to the most virtuous saints who did alot of selfless work here on earth, so I do think they are mostly good. But they can be tempted too

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      1. memadtwo says:

        It makes sense that they reflect humanity.

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  11. Jules says:

    This verse reminds me of the movie I saw staring John Travolta called “Michael” – An angel who came to earth. I think you would enjoy that movie.

    There was also a TV series called “Touched by an Angel” which actually portrayed ‘death’ as a kind welcoming angel ready to help those to ‘cross-over’.

    Kind of reminds me of the chicken and the egg and which came first. Are we created in the image of angels or have our own creative minds set the standards of what angels must be perceived by?

    And enjoyable enchanting read with all those images you included πŸ™‚

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Yeah those are some deep questions. I do remember the show and I think the movie too. Thank you so much JulesπŸ’•

      Liked by 1 person

  12. This is spellbinding

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much ShwetaπŸŒΈπŸ’•

      Like

  13. -Eugenia says:

    A beautifully artistic poem, Jude!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Eugenia

      Liked by 1 person

      1. -Eugenia says:

        You’re welcome, Jude!

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