Destiny’s rails. A cinquain and prose collaboration.

Aishwarya and I composed this together. It was a much needed relief to do this with her, especially given the anxiety that was tainting this week for me.

The challenge of writing this together has livened my mood and I’m now bolstered to kick this anxiety.

It’s a wonder, the power of these little things.

Okay, here’s the collaboration.

Aishwarya wrote in plain italics and I did the bold italics.

Watch out for those three butterfly cinquains, they were quite the rascals to combine.

Destiny’s rails

A flowing river never stops, likewise is time.
Neither does a nod mean acceptance, nor does silence mean indifference.
All of us are puppets to time’s test.

Surprises lurk at every twist and turn, obstacles set by the divine.
Is life a show scripted by the gods, and do we really have a say?

Stand tall
Trees to time’s test
Swaying acquiescence
Stationary, indifferent
Puppets
Watching those who stray from the path
Growing within shadows
Stalking pilgrims
Patient

Seasonal colours are constant,
While man’s colours change according to circumstances.

Is fear more a blessing than a curse,
Does it hinder or does it protect?

Same shades
Seasonal change
Circumstantial colours
Chameleon-like, unabashed
Listen
Heed your intuition’s insight
In this myriad world
Don’t be consumed
Adapt

Holding on long after its gone,
That’s when the voice of heart prevails over the voice of mind.
Chills or conviction?

Engulfs
Destiny’s trick
Gone too soon, heart pines loss
Midst foliage, striking visage
Daunting
The way goes on beyond all hope
Without you I am blind
Delirious
Alone

These rails were built for two,
But now I am one side of a carriage.
A new path I must forge, through the verdant shadows of uncertain futures.


Phewx, trust me when I say this was a doozy to assemble.
This works perfectly for Colleen’s weekly challenge.

Coincidentally the feature image for this week’s challenge was chosen by Aishwarya.(the one with the train tracks)

Anyway I hope you enjoy this.
Please visit Kittysverses for more from Aishwarya.

You can check out some of our other collaborations here;

Stay safe everyone, and remember, don’t go into the woods alone.

Kidding, stay safe and stay loving.


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81 Comments Add yours

  1. jenanita01 says:

    Magical butterflies, Jude…

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    1. judeitakali says:

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

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  2. Sadje says:

    This is brilliant collaborative writing.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you Sadje. Your appreciation is very much appreciated πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ§‘β™₯️

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome my friend

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  3. kittysverses says:

    It’s come out well, Jude. Thanks for the collaboration and initiative. Enjoyed. πŸ™‚

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    1. judeitakali says:

      I’m glad it did, it was quite the challenge. Also really cool. Love writing with you, especially the syllabic bitsπŸ€—πŸ€—β™₯οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’šπŸ’š

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      1. kittysverses says:

        I’m happy to hear that, Jude, likewise. Thanks a lot. Yes, syllabic poetry is enjoyable as well as challenging. Happy that it came out well. πŸ™‚

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  4. kittysverses says:

    Reblogged this on Kitty's Verses and commented:
    Collaboration Post.

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  5. s.s. says:

    It’s beautiful ❀️

    Liked by 2 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much mindfills πŸ’›πŸŒ·

      Like

      1. s.s. says:

        Pleasure 😊

        Liked by 1 person

  6. CrazzyPants says:

    I am nominating you for the Sunshine Blogger Award😊🌈 , Kindly visit my page for more details…

    Liked by 2 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much. I’ll visit and find a way to express my gratitude πŸŒΌπŸ’›

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      1. CrazzyPants says:

        Curiously waiting😊🌈

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      2. judeitakali says:

        I’m not adjusted to writing blog awards but I’ll find another way, you can be sure about that.πŸ’•

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      3. CrazzyPants says:

        Absolutely no pressures, I’m glad that you just thought about an other way…. 😊

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  7. sammicakes says:

    fantastic story telling from the both of you, love it!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

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

      Liked by 1 person

  8. Era says:

    Wow, it is so beautifully penned ☺☺

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Era

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Era says:

        You’re most welcome!!

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  9. Great job, Jude. I loved it. This was a great collaboration

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Shweta πŸ’›

      Liked by 1 person

      1. You are very welcome πŸ™‚

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  10. Elizabeth says:

    Love this collaboration! You guys are great together, but I could sense tension on your lines! Hope you are doing well.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Yeah I’m okay thank you Elizabeth. I was trying to use the lines to make this a horror but it would have been too long so I just tinged it with a little bit of tension

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