Faithless. A haunting. #poetry and prose

Before you read this, I wish you to know,
That hope lies within us all,
That the greatest keeper of hope is faith,
And that through faith, we draw strength to face the darkest of trials.
Despite our beliefs.

Faithless (A haunting)

Drip…
Drip…
Fear falls
and tears drop
No leaps to take
No faith to hold on to.
Depression heralds its coming
Desperation is its conduit
Distress and despair, the signature it leaves.
I have seen it in my nightmares
Sensed it in my dreams
It stalks my every waking moment
A peripheral dread
glimpsed but not seen.

For seven days it has haunted me
Tortured my Psychê
Sipped into every conversation
Drained all my self esteem
and pushed everyone away
Tonight, it all culminates!

I wonder why I took that dare,
Why I called that dreadful name
Three times I whispered to the dark
Three times I summoned my doom
And now there’s nothing I can do
But face this horror that I rue!

It’s midnight,
I’ve slumbered into a restless sleep
An insipid darkness thickens beneath my bed
Oozing out onto the floor
The air goes cold
I wake with a start
It’s here! I sense it
My pupils dilate
I can see it taking shape
An obsidian menace
Blacker than darkness!

I do not know any prayers
I do not know who to call
I am alone

© judeitakali


I’ve always thought it’s better to have faith and be wrong,
Than to be wrong, without faith.

Veiled spiritual realm
Are you real or are you fake
Do you not exist
If you do, I must prepare
If you don’t, then just in case

See, I wink in the face of danger

I’ve been hinting at horror throughout this week.

Finally my horror tingles have been sated. I hope this scares you a little, then gives you hope again.

Stay safe everyone, have faith.

30 Comments Add yours

  1. Hi. You have expressed yourself beautifully in this poem. I am not religious but do consider myself spiritual in rather a pagan way. Depression haunts my constantly, a result of the PTSD I have suffered from most of my adult life. I find your posts very uplifting. Thank you for that.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      I’m so glad it does uplift you. I’d love to know more about your PTSD. I’m not a psychologist but I do empathise pretty well. Plus I can’t help but care.
      Please email me;
      judekirya37@gmail.com
      If it’s okay, I’d like to hear more.

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  2. Sadje says:

    You did it so well.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Sadje. I’m so behind on reading but I’m sticking up posts🤗

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome 😉

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  3. jenanita01 says:

    Faith and hope have a companion, one that doesn’t get mentioned as much. But without charity, where are we really?
    Beautiful post, Jude…

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Really stirs the mind. I know charity is essential but I think it is mutually exclusive from the other 2. Because someone can do/give charity dispassionately.

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  4. Dora says:

    Poetically affective (back-of-the-neck tingly-scary) with a strong sense of danger and menace in times like this when feeling brutalized and hopeless.
    You’re right. Only faith in the grace and mercy of God, who comes in search of us, gets us through this “valley of the shadow of death.”

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Very true. I’m Christian (Catholic) but I really respect others’ beliefs. I even learn and like some of their concepts and origins. That’s why I made this neutral.
      But I personally, do agree with you.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you Era, I’m not reading much this week and next but I’m stocking up on saved posts I’ll read, so I’ll be over soon

      Like

      1. Era says:

        you’re most welcome!!

        it’s totally fine ☺

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  5. Chris Hall says:

    A definite pricking of the neck hairs! Nicely done, Jude.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Chris ❤️ 💕 I’m not able to read much this week but I’m saving posts and will definitely catch up

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      1. Chris Hall says:

        Look forward to hearing from you, as always, Jude 🙂

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  6. Roshni says:

    The fear of being left out, the fear of being helpless, the fear of being unanswered, the fear of being hopeless….and then the hope of something to look forward to drown all those fears. May our good faith guide us. Well written, Jude 😊😊😊😊

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Roshni. I like the way you’ve phrased this. I’m not reading much this week but I’m saving some posts and I’ll be reading you in a few days🙏🏾

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  7. mariamichaela says:

    I love this! But really loved this line,
    “I’ve always thought it’s better to have faith and be wrong,
    Than to be wrong, without faith.” Great job again, Jude!

    Like

    1. judeitakali says:

      I really do think that. I’m glad you appreciate it too Michaela. I can’t read much these last days and a few more but I save some of your posts and will be reading what I missed out on soon

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      1. mariamichaela says:

        Oh no worries, Jude. Thanks for taking time in reading and commenting as well. Always love reading your posts

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  8. PoojaG says:

    I always love horror!

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    1. judeitakali says:

      You and me both 🧡

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  9. Your poem did to me, exactly what you wanted it to. Scared me a little at first, then left me with a little hope. I love the way you have written this. Fear is nasty. Comes to gnaw at us when it is least wanted. Hope, however, is a beacon in the dark. Beautiful, Jude!

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Rishika 🌼. I’m a bit reoccupied but I’ve saved some of your posts to read after this weekend

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      1. Ahh no worries! Take care.

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