Being positive in a negative world #poetry and prose

Some places speak distinctly.
Certain dark gardens cry aloud for a murder;
certain old houses demand to be haunted;
certain coasts are set apart for shipwrecks.

Image @pixabay

When inklings of foreboding disperse,
Instinct dulls the colours all round,
Fear taints nature’s beauty,
And trepidation turns all things gray.
But sometimes there is nowhere left to go
For while intuition prosecutes choice,
Desperation will defend.
And feelings often lose to circumstance.

Maybe if you add a positive spin,
You’ll change these hues of sickly green
Maybe within the shadows of skeletal trees,
Lies a realm where beauty runs free
Maybe if you tend the dying garden,
Life will come back to this place.

The first night is always hardest
The floors creak
And the plumbing groans
The corridors wail
And shadows creep
Nothing is familiar
Everything is daunting
The horrors of rebuilding your life
In a place you thought you’d never be
A place empty of emotion
And yet not devoid of potential

So what, if the floor creaks
The memories of your children playing,
Will embellish your every step.
Why not turn those groans and wails
Into the music of new beginnings.

Knowing that Perspective will judge your case,
Be sure to done a positive face.

Haunted looking house
How misunderstood you are
Meant for happiness
With some paint and loving care
Bad tidings birth new beginnings

Β© judeitakali


I almost wrote this as a horror but something positive steered me different.

Draw silver linings and open the windows of potential.

Stay safe everyone, stay loving.

41 Comments Add yours

  1. Sadje says:

    Like where you went with your poem.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      I’m glad you do, I felt like I was taking a risk.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Sadje says:

        It works very well. Specially the images with it are just perfect

        Liked by 1 person

      2. judeitakali says:

        πŸ€—πŸŒΌπŸ₯‚

        Liked by 1 person

  2. justcalmwildness says:

    Beautiful relatable poem. Love the animation at the end.

    I hope you are better now.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Yeah I still think something’s coming but I’m positive to face it.
      I’m glad you like the animation. I hope you’re okay too.

      Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you, I’m glad you like it🌼🧑

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Love it!! πŸ€—πŸ’–

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  3. A matter of perspective… Beautiful flow Jude!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you Radhika, I’m glad you fished out that theme. I sometimes over tell it differently, lol

      Like

  4. Pallavi says:

    I like the steer of the poem! 😊

    Liked by 2 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thanks alot Pallavi. I sauntered left before settling on right.

      Like

  5. Era says:

    Fantastic πŸ‘Œ

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you EraπŸ’›πŸ§‘

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      1. Era says:

        Anytime ☺

        Liked by 1 person

  6. Shruti says:

    Beautifully written!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you Shruti. Glad you think so.🌼🧑

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  7. Oh I love the direction you took instead. Here’s to making the best out of everything ❀️

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Shweta. Cheers πŸ₯‚

      Liked by 1 person

  8. Dora says:

    Your muse is always shining, Jude! What a pleasure to read! God bless you.😊

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Dora, glad you liked it

      Like

  9. Chris Hall says:

    Keeping a sense of perspective is so important, isn’t it? I liked where you went with this πŸ™‚

    Liked by 2 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Chris. I’m craving writing a horror piece but I guess it’s not the right time. Tho I’m working on changing that

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Chris Hall says:

        I look forward to that!

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