Love’s bane #Haibun

Colleen’s weekly challenge.

Love’s bane.

If you have to look, you will
never see
If you have seen, you need only to look.

Dark sinister night
Bullfrogs croak and crickets chirp
Prequels to silence

Your heartbeat flutters
I can feel it in the dark
My subconscious is attuned to its rhythm
All those nights we’ve lain so close
I’ve felt your heart’s every inflection
Known its needs before you’ve thought them
But not this time

This time your heart beats different
This time we tread an uncharted path
A dark way moist with fear
There is no compass to point us north
No map through spiteful contours
There is only a feeling!
Ominous
Deadly and foreboding!

I’ve always known your heartbeat,
Understood it,
But now there’s something else
An eerie presence lurking in these stygian shadows
A beast stalking our every move
Dread brewing in its wake
And I am scared!
Scared that we will never be the same
Scared that before our journey’s end,
Your heart will fade away from mine

For none can map a lover’s road,
When heartbreak prowls its every turn

Lonely nightingale
Sing us your love lullaby
May we never wake

ยฉ judeitakali


Colleen’s theme prompt Maps

I had to write this under the moonlight. There was a 24hr blackout and all my devices were not charged.

It was frustrating until I decided to make the most of it, then it was wonderfully nostalgic.
Had to dial down on the horror though. Too many unfamiliar night shadows.

I did have fun, trading modern comforts for traditional ways. Won’t make a habit of it though.

Hope you enjoy this. It’s quite metaphoric.

Stay safe everyone, stay loving.

50 Comments Add yours

  1. mariamichaela says:

    Glad you made the most out of the blackout. I did feel you were holding out on the horror but loved the way this turned out. Also, loving your avatar โค๏ธ

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Michaela. I’m building up to a proper horror piece๐Ÿ˜‰

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      1. mariamichaela says:

        Always excited with what you come up with, Jude ๐Ÿ˜Š

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      2. judeitakali says:

        ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’›๐ŸŒท

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  2. yassy says:

    Wonderfully written beautiful poetry. Your best. True poet ., always giving your best.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Wow. Thank you so much Yassy ๐Ÿ’›๐ŸŒธ

      Like

  3. Sadje says:

    Another gem.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thanks alot Sadje

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      1. Sadje says:

        Youโ€™re welcome ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  4. bejamin4 says:

    This is so good. And I really like this line: “Prequels to silence”. Sounds like a great title for something.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Oh thanks alot. Cheers ๐Ÿป

      Like

  5. Elizabeth says:

    Yes, I did enjoy it! And knowing it was written under the moonlight, oh! it’s really magical!

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    1. judeitakali says:

      I’m glad you appreciate the process. It was really nice. Thank you so much Elizabeth ๐Ÿ’•

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  6. “Lonely nightingale
    Sing us your love lullaby
    May we never wake”

    How gorgeous my dearest Jude.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      I was particularly happy with that haiku. Glad to see you saw it too๐Ÿ’›๐ŸŒธ

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      1. Itโ€™s wonderful ๐ŸŒน

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  7. Roshni says:

    I’m at a loss of words here but I couldn’t leave without dropping a comment because this poem is beautifully beautiful….”For none can map a lover’s road, where heartbreak prowls its turn”. Wonderfully written, Jude๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Roshni. I’m really glad you liked it๐Ÿ’›

      Liked by 1 person

  8. Hi Jude. We have frequent blackouts in SA too. Candlelight is romantic but too dim to write in. A lovely, eerie poem!

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Kim. I actually like candlelight. It works well for me

      Like

  9. So much of emotions lurking in the dark… wonderful piece…

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much, I’m humbled ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ

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  10. HappySoul says:

    Written in the moonlight! Wow!
    Loved the last haiku and the last lines! Beautifully written!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you, I liked them too, they fit so well for me

      Liked by 1 person

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