The Artist of my Soul

What do you see #47

Oh to find the one
Who knows you more than any
Never to be yours

What do you see photo prompt

Who are you that sees me so clear
A voyeur who prowls my soul
And drips between its layers
Daring to divulge
Secrets I did not know I had.
How in so short a time
Have you found what none has found in a lifetime
When did you become the artist of my life story
Deftly splodging my pain in patterns across the page
Depicting my fears in adroit designs of nervous hues
Smearing my dreams in lustrous colours and glossy paints

Are you a gift sent to make me whole
A match meant to be
Or are you a curse…
Bait dangled by fate
A taste of what will never be

Oh autumn colours
Old leaves carrying new dreams
Artists of the soul


Eugi’s promptautumn leaves.

While writing this, I kept asking myself;

Can a soulmate be merely a friend(be it, a lifelong one), or is a soulmate meant to be a lover or partner?

I hope you enjoy this,
Please stay safe, and stay loving..

50 Comments Add yours

  1. -Eugenia says:

    Beautifully written piece, Jude! A combination of one who understands you and stands behind you and also your significant other is a soulmate, IMO. I love your approach to the prompts and you for joining in.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Eugenia, for the appropriation and the insight.🌷

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      1. -Eugenia says:

        My pleasure, Jude! πŸ˜‰

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  2. Elizabeth says:

    Great interpretation for the photos and interesting question, food for the thought!

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you Elizabeth 🌷

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  3. What brilliant poetry, Jude… soul mates are best friends, lovers, husbands, wives… you’ll know, trust me. ❀

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Colleen, fingers crossed

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  4. rahjomuelvin says:

    It is really beautiful!❀️

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much rahj

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      1. rahjomuelvin says:

        You’re welcome.

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  5. Oh, well done. Enjoyed reading this a lot. So wholesome. But you know what, I would prefer understanding myself first before looking for another person to see that. This way I am not dependent on anyone else, which is a lot liberating.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Yeah makes sense but sometimes someone else sees something that we could not see on our own. Self evaluation can be dangerous if not assisted/aided

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      1. Agree. Having a good sounding board helps a lot. Like having a therapist.

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      2. judeitakali says:

        Indeed, or a soulmate if you’re lucky, but yes I agree, get to know yourself as much as possible and you’ll generally be okay

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  6. Nima Mohan says:

    The whole set up is wow Jude πŸ™‚
    A soul mate need not be a lover , but can be a lover..
    not always a friend, but can be a friend too..can be both !! πŸ™‚

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Nima, I like how you put this.

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      1. Nima Mohan says:

        You are welcome πŸ™‚

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  7. Jules says:

    Autumn is my favorite season… Maybe since I was born in the fall?
    You have so many wonderful lines inscribed in your verse.

    Friendship and soulmates… can they be the same without being defined by undefinable love? A question that will continue to baffle humanity. I think you can still have some secrets that no one will every know or need to know.

    When I was growing up I very much disliked when my parents said they knew what I liked without even asking me. Maybe they had an inkling, but I would like to believe individuality is stronger than some strong guesswork.

    Along those lines… can a profession be a soulmate – some seem to devote so much time to the point of ignoring all others, some disregarding people. Poets and writers love their written words. Often comparing them to ‘children’ gifting their writing into the world.

    What ever soulmate means to you – may it bring you joy and happiness without regret. Cheers ~Jules

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    1. judeitakali says:

      No Jules, I’d prefer you drop the 411 on me. What you’ve learnt

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      1. Jules says:

        I can only answer questions from my perspective. Which is now that of a grandmother πŸ˜‰
        Life has it’s ups and downs. When we look for the good, be good I can only hope that positive radiance attracts more good.
        Perfect isn’t something I look for – the treasure only has to be good.

        For example when I started dating my hubby – the conversation only once queried of past relationships. Of which he said they didn’t matter since we had each other now. And that my friend is good, very good.

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