The path we walk alone. #poetry

what do you see #46

Take a breath
Calm your heartbeat
A thump!…A sigh!…
Step by step
No time to lose
Breathe…
The journey is long
And the day is hard
But who knows what wakes in the night

Sands that change
Dunes that come alive
Winds that thirst

Quiet…
Tread lightly…
The shadows grow long
Dark things begin to stir
Dry winds cast heat aside
And ghast a chilling cold
Will bravery help you
Will persistence earn you reward
The mysteries of life’s journey
And the desert path we all must walk alone

By day, the sun
By night, the stars
The wisdom of those that came before
Our guide through the toughest of times
For the ocean waits at desert’s end,
An oasis for those who see the journey through.

Who shall come
Dredge rock bottom
where few overcome
And thus discover whom one,
is meant to become

Β© judeitakali


May we never give up no matter how hard things may seem.

Stay safe everyone, and keep loving along the way.

55 Comments Add yours

  1. Ingrid says:

    A wonderful description of a journey of self-discovery: a tough path but worthwhile!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Ahh, I’m so glad you saw the essence of this, thank you Ingrid πŸ’›πŸŒ·

      Liked by 1 person

  2. HappySoul says:

    Beautiful poem Jude.. loved the way it ended..

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much. I’m glad you appreciate it πŸ’›πŸ§‘

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  3. β€œThe mysteries of life’s journey
    And the desert path we all must walk alone” πŸ’Ÿ
    So beautifully penned!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much. I’m happy you like those lines

      Like

      1. My pleasure ☺️ Keep writing!

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  4. Another absolutely stunning poem of life’s journey that is often more hazardous than we realise.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Yeah we usually learn the hard way but we survive πŸ’›πŸ§‘, thank you so much Kim

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      1. It is a pleasure, Jude. Really!

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  5. bejamin4 says:

    what a journey of words!

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much πŸ™πŸΎ

      Like

  6. Sadje says:

    The last lines are the gist of your poem. Wonderful poem and so well written. Thanks for joining in the challenge Jude

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Sadje, I treasure your feedback πŸ’

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome πŸ˜‰

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you my dear friend, you’re so quiet πŸ€—

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      1. My pleasure. I am busy. I owe you an email. I’ll write to you this weekend. Take care πŸ™‚

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      2. judeitakali says:

        Take care too 🌸🧑

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      3. πŸ™πŸŒΈπŸŒΈπŸŒΈπŸŒΈ

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  7. Era says:

    Wow, amazing !

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Era, I’m glad you think so

      Like

      1. Era says:

        anytime!

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  8. Chris Hall says:

    I love the way that this slowly unfolds… just like the journey of life which, in the end, we all must travel alone.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Chris, I liked going step by step, it’s was quite fun

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      1. Chris Hall says:

        And well worth it, Jude πŸ™‚

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  9. Dora says:

    I like the reflexive imagery, the poem itself an oasis in the journey. Very nicely done.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Dora, I’m glad you appreciate this

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      1. Dora says:

        My pleasure, Jude.

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  10. doriskoki says:

    You are such a writer! Talented! πŸ™ŒπŸ˜Š

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much. This might have just made my week🌷🧑

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  11. A really lovely poem, Jude.
    “By day, the sun
    By night, the stars
    The wisdom of those that came before
    Our guide through the toughest of times” – I love these words.

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    1. judeitakali says:

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

      Liked by 1 person

  12. Anisha says:

    Solitude initiates self discovery. Your words have beautifully decorated hope even with the realm of desolation. ❣

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Ahh thank you so much for this Anisha. I’m glad to see your comment. Hope you’re okay πŸ’•πŸŒΈ

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      1. Anisha says:

        Pleasure is mine!

        I’m very good, Jude. Thanks for asking. I hope you’re fine too. (:

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      2. judeitakali says:

        I am 🧑

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  13. Olivia Ava says:

    What a lovely and inspiring poemπŸ’™. I love to read it.

    Liked by 1 person

  14. justcalmwildness says:

    I could hear the ‘thump’ in the first part. So beautiful.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Oh thank you Jackie ❀️. That’s exactly what I hoped would be the effect.
      I looked for your post yesterday but you didn’t put up one, hope you’re good

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      1. justcalmwildness says:

        Oooh I am trying to cut back to just one post because I started school and a new job. It was getting hectic.

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      2. judeitakali says:

        Yeah that makes sense, one is still plenty of activity so I’m guessing it’ll be okay.

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  15. -Eugenia says:

    Beautiful expressions of life’s journey, Jude. Superbly penned.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Eugi

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      1. -Eugenia says:

        Most welcome!

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  16. Jules says:

    This reminds me of the book (and movie) Dune by Frank Herbert.

    There was a special way to walk in the desert dunes as to not disturb the monster underneath…

    I did a small offering on this prompt here:
    ingrained?
    I too wrote of my time away πŸ˜‰

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you Jules, I’ve just read

      Liked by 1 person

  17. PoojaG says:

    Wow this was beautifully written!

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Pooja

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      1. PoojaG says:

        You’re very welcome

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  18. This is such an enlightening journey! Wow, jude. You always manage to impress me with your words!

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Rishika πŸ™πŸΎπŸ§‘

      Liked by 1 person

  19. judeitakali says:

    Thank you so much

    Like

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