The survivor’s plea #etheree and #prose

When the soul battles each day to survive,
A slip into darkness may seem inevitable,
The numbness of relinquishing morals,
And doing whatever it takes to survive.

There is a saying amongst the women of Yemen,
“Death will come tomorrow.”
And accepting this frees many from what is beyond their control.
In a place where wealth is measured in faith,
Where hope is their most precious currency.

Plights old as time
Origins of man
A plague from the heavens
When angels smote each other
And violence was given life
Is war a gene born in all mankind
An instinct that needs only a trigger
Are those who stay true the strongest of all
Mothers who take each child as their own
Children who love in times of hate
And men with only one choice
To defend family
When will karma come?
Where is justice?
For how long
Must they

Photo by amnesty international

Yemen is home to the world’s worst humanitarian crisis,
Read more

I’m sharing a link to the UNICEF donor page;
Please click, verify, and do what you can.

May the force be with you


For poetry lovers, an etheree is a poem with a syllabic meter of (1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10).
I wrote two that mirror each other in their shape, one being reversed.

I hope you enjoy this, and that it moves you.

Β© judeitakali

60 Comments Add yours

  1. -Eugenia says:


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  2. Shruba says:

    Yee I’m so glad you started including the little post scripts, helps a lot woth remembering for people like me

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Ahh, I’m glad you appreciate that Shruba, I thought that it’d be good more often than not to add them, they allow for a little bit more engagement and remove the impersonal element for the reader πŸ₯°πŸ™πŸΎπŸ§‘

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  3. Jules says:

    I remember one year instead of getting treats I collected for UNICEF.
    I often donate or round up to charities when grocery shopping.
    I like to donate anonymously.

    May we all learn to take care of each other…

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    1. judeitakali says:

      That’s a beautiful and exemplary way to do it Jules.πŸ₯°πŸ€©

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  4. kittysverses says:

    A very powerful Etheree, Jude. Powerful message. πŸ™‚

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Kitty. I’m always happy to see you reading

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      1. kittysverses says:

        You are welcome, Jude. πŸ™‚

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