Masterpiece. The value in us all.

Reena’s exploration challenge.

What I’ve done
What has been done to me
Encounters of every ilk
Trials that have shaped my resolve
Nightmares that have come true
And dreams that are now due.
Not many see
The good I’ve done
The kindness I show
The subtle trims I make
And the happiness designed for others.
None can ever know
The struggles I face
The battles that constantly wage
The shameful losses I endure
And the narrow victories I cherish

I have turned my pain into empathy
I have sculpted love from a broken heart
And painted sorrow with hope
Yes, I am a museum full of art
And a deck full of music
But what I truly am,
Is a masterpiece.

The brush-strokes of life
Layered hues and subtle shades
Each one made special

© judeitakali


Reena asked us to incorporate the phrase,

I am a museum full of art and a deck full of music, but…]

No better day than a Friday to remind you of how amazing you are.

May you have a lucky weekend, stay safe and stay loving.

P.S
It’s the last day for you to get involved in this week’s feature of The Saturday Symphony.
Don’t miss out, lol.

45 Comments Add yours

  1. A fantastic idea and imagery. What a great poem. Well done Jude and Reena!

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Kim🌷

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Era.

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      1. Era says:

        Any time !

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  2. Ingrid says:

    Beautiful message! 🤩

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Ingrid🌷

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  3. Elizabeth says:

    Ah ah! No modesty in here! Love it!

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Elizabeth 💕

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  4. Sadje says:

    What a wonderful poem

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Sadje, when I’m settled I’ll be over to yours to catch up 🧡

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome. Hope you get your stuff back.

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      2. judeitakali says:

        Slim to zero chance of that here but I’ll do my best to recover

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      3. Sadje says:

        I hope you’re compensated for this loss.

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      4. judeitakali says:

        I don’t know Sadje, I really don’t know about that, it doesn’t usually happen here

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      5. Sadje says:

        It is a big loss for you. But you’re safe and that is a great thing.

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  5. And what a master piece you have crafted with this one Jude…love it 🙂

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Radhika. I’m unsettled but I’ll catch up on your site soon

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      1. Sure. No worries Jude. Take care!

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  6. Wow! Amazzzing❣️

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so very much

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      1. My pleasure ☺️

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  7. Dora says:

    You’ve excelled yourself, Jude! Shimmering authenticity in each word. 🙂

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Dora

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  8. Reena Saxena says:

    Lovely! Especially I like ‘encounters of every hue’, and the capping senryu.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Reena

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