Searching for Peace. #poetry and #prose

Peace and turmoil are all around us.
What we seek is what we often find.
And what we fear is what often finds us.
How then do we draw relief from a chaotic world?
How do we find peace amidst the turmoil?

Imagination
Gratitude
Change in perspective
Ancient remedies that have endured.

So,
Ailing soul,
why not take a look around,

Can you see the morning dew
As it clings to each blade of grass
A lover afraid to depart.

Envision your own liliput world
Thriving in your potted plants
A miracle you have nurtured.

Listen, to the early bird’s song
And the love-sprites that dance its siren notes
A celebration of every waking day

Watch, as sunset rays embrace the horizon
Witness the birth of purple dreams and orange desire
Beauty heralding an intimate night

Take a deep breath, beneath a sky full of stars
Catch the scent of the heavens
And enjoy the fragrance of wishes that come true

Oh Beleaguered soul
Won’t you let your mind wonder
Let imagination steal you away
For the pains and pangs of reality
Are often soothed in the Bossom of fantasy


I hope you enjoy this,

May we tap into the peace that surrounds us,
And weave some fantasy into our reality.

Stay safe everyone, stay loving.

Β© judeitakali

49 Comments Add yours

  1. Ingrid says:

    Great advice: I’ve been looking up at the stars a lot really, and reminding myself how small we, and all of our problems are, in the greater scheme of things!

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you Ingrid, there’s so much peace and clarity we can get from the clear night sky

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Bulbul says:

    Very beautiful piece with a even more beautiful train of thought, Jude! The first three lines are just so true and they resonate very hugely with me.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you Bubble, I like how you always manage to point out some of those deeper linesπŸ€—πŸ’•πŸŒ·

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      1. Bulbul says:

        And I love how you always mange to write them out, flawlessly! πŸ™πŸ’•πŸ˜πŸ€—

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  3. Roshni says:

    Only if we’d just stop and take a look around… Your verses are pure blissπŸ€—πŸ€—

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Roshni. I’m glad to see you over reading πŸ’•πŸ€—

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  4. What we seek is what we find…just so true. If only we tune ourselves to be receptive to the bounty of nature that fills us with immense peace….a gorgeous write Jude πŸ’Ÿ

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Radhika, I’ve really been looking for this peace

      Like

  5. Sadje says:

    A beautiful escape.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      You know I’ve been looking for one, I guess it’s all around 🧑

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      1. Sadje says:

        It is always in your mind. Any time any where.

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  6. HappySoul says:

    What we fear is often what finds us .. how true! And the nature do beautifully described Jude! πŸ‘Œ

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much HSπŸ’•, it means alot 🌷

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  7. asthaisha says:

    Beautiful 🌼 Helpful 🀍

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you Aisha🌼

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  8. Excellent piece Jude!

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Gabriella πŸ™‚

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      1. My pleasure Jude. I hope you are doing well.
        xoxo

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  9. Sabiscuit says:

    Stay safe and loving as well. Your positive words are much needed.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much πŸ™πŸΎ

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  10. Era says:

    Such a beautiful post πŸ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Era

      Like

      1. Era says:

        Anytime πŸ™‚

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  11. Pavithra_svm says:

    Loved it! Especially the lines “For the pains and pangs of reality
    Are often soothed in the Bossom of fantasy ” ✨

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    1. judeitakali says:

      That gives me so much satisfaction. Thank you so much 3

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  12. kittysverses says:

    You’ve taken aspects of nature and portrayed in an inspiring light. Enjoyed this poem, Jude. These lines are very much true :-
    What we seek is what we often find.
    And what we fear is what often finds us.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Ahh thank you so much Kitty, I’ve been searching for positivity. This helped me quite a lot too.

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      1. kittysverses says:

        I’m happy you could find your positivity, Jude, thanks for passing on to your readers too. πŸ™‚

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      2. judeitakali says:

        It’s my utmost pleasure

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  13. Marsha says:

    Jude this is so lovely. I love these two stanzas.
    “Envision your own liliput world
    Thriving in your potted plants
    A miracle you have nurtured.”

    “Take a deep breath, beneath a sky full of stars
    Catch the scent of the heavens
    And enjoy the fragrance of wishes that come true.”

    Just stunning writing.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Marsha, I loved writing this because each time I read through to edit, it had a soothing effect on me too

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      1. Marsha says:

        Isn’t that a great feel?

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  14. Lima says:

    This is beautiful

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Lima, I’m glad to have you reading 🌷

      Liked by 1 person

  15. Pallavi says:

    Indeed! Perspective change will bring relief to the turmoil πŸ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you Pallavi, it’s always a good place to try and start from

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  16. PoojaG says:

    Those last two lines are honestly so true!

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    1. judeitakali says:

      I’m so glad you enjoyed them Pooja

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  17. What we seek is what we often find, Beautiful poetry 😍

    Like

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Rez

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  18. -Eugenia says:

    There is so much more than what is right in front of us. We just have to look for it. ⭐️ 🌟

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  19. I love the way you’ve portrayed nature in such a soothing and calming tone. Peace and turmoil are within us and around us, sometimes we must choose to embrace one and let the other go.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Rishika 🌼 indeed we do have to make that choice at times

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  20. Jules says:

    We all need some fantasy now and then.
    I like fairy stories, science fiction and ‘fun’ murder mysteries.
    By fun I mean not gruesome deaths or to much romance, but the pleasure of solving the mystery as the writer offers up the clues.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      This week’s Saturday Symphony prompt might just be one of your favs Jules.

      And yeah, we do need that fun

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