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 ❀️

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much mindfills πŸ’›πŸŒ·

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      1. s.s. says:

        Pleasure 😊

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  6. CrazzyPants says:

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

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    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!

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    1. judeitakali says:

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

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  8. Era says:

    Wow, it is so beautifully penned ☺☺

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Era

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      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’›

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      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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  11. Sue Vincent says:

    Brilliant, both of you!

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much SueπŸŒΌπŸ’›

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  12. Bulbul says:

    Mesmerizing flow of words, Jude, an amazing collab indeed! The writing styles despite of being so distinctive are very complimentary to each other. I love it. So glad to know that your nerves are in better shape! Cheers πŸ™‚

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Bubble, this means so much more than you know 🧑🌼

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      1. Bulbul says:

        It is always a pleasure, Jude, you know it! πŸ€—πŸ™πŸ’•

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  13. My gosh, I’m quite blown away. Beautiful collaboration!

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    1. judeitakali says:

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

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  14. mariamichaela says:

    Lovely collab. You guys did an amazing job! I laughed seeing the avatar in the woods. Stay safe and well, Jude πŸ™‚

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Michaela. I’m glad you liked that avatar pic. I hope you’re okay 🌷

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      1. mariamichaela says:

        Yup all good, Jude. Thanks for checking up on us 😊

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you Sparkle ❀️

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      1. My pleasure! πŸ’• Also, would love if you could have a look at my latest post!

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  15. Beautiful writing by both of you and the butterflies came out well!

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Punam. Glad you enjoyed it

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      1. Jude, you are welcome. I sure did.

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  16. Wow! This is beautifully crafted 😊
    Good job, both of you! πŸ’œ

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much. Had to save this from the spam. 🌼

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      1. My pleasure πŸ™‚ This happens to me quite often :p

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  17. Very good. I especially like the prose passage at the end. Well done both of you.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Kim. It’s really fun to collaborate, and challenging too

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  18. Wow, Jude, you too make such a great team. This was amazing.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Roberta. I’m glad it worked out 😊

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  19. Reblogged this on Word Craft ~ Prose & Poetry and commented:
    What an amazing collaboration between Jude and Aishwarya (Kitty’s Verses). I love the creativity and how they combined syllabic poetry AND prose to make something so soul-satisfying! Great Work! ❀

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Colleen. I’m so humbled you reblogged this.

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      1. I’m so proud of you and Kitty. Our community is about inspiration! You guys inspire me. ❀

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      2. judeitakali says:

        I’m humbled, thank you for saying so

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  20. Jude, this is absolutely fabulous! I love how creative you guys were. You Bitmoji fits you a tee! Love it! Thanks for all your hard work. You’re both inspiring! ❀

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Colleen. I’m always down for a bit of diversity and experimentation. I can’t tell you how glad I am you like this.
      And thanks for recognising the bit moji too. I liked it after I took the selfie to generate it🧑🌼

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      1. Oh, that’s sweet! I love creativity. Like we’ve talked before, you stayed true to the syllabic forms and added prose to fill in the backstory. If I was reading a poetry book, that would be enchanting to me. ❀

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      2. judeitakali says:

        πŸ€—πŸ§‘

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  21. willowdot21 says:

    Brilliant πŸ’œ

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Hi Willow, thank you πŸ˜ƒ

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  22. -Eugenia says:

    What an amazing collaboration! So well done!

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Eugi 🌼

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      1. -Eugenia says:

        Most welcome! πŸ€—

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  23. Terrific collaboration Jude and Aishwarya – loved the imagery

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much 🌼 I’m glad you enjoyed it

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Lots of love Traci πŸ’›πŸ§‘

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      1. Thank you! You too!

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  24. Jules says:

    I have enjoyed a few collaborations in my time.
    This was lovely. I believe we are not puppets.
    Every choice (even non-choice is a choice) can be a reflection to ripple the time that ebbs and flows around us.

    Cheers to you both! ~Jules

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    1. judeitakali says:

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

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  25. Great colab…truly amazing…

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  26. Vashti Q says:

    A beautiful collaboration between you and Aishwarya. Congrats! Love the Bitmojis too. πŸ˜€ xo

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Vashti. Ive just read yours too. Loved it.

      Liked by 1 person

  27. judeitakali says:

    Thank you so much. Just got this from spam.

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