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!

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    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§‘

      Like

  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!

        Liked by 1 person

  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

      Liked by 1 person

      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€—

      Liked by 1 person

      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 !

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

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

      Like

      1. Era says:

        anytime!

        Liked by 1 person

  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.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

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

      Liked by 1 person

      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

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Dora says:

        My pleasure, Jude.

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