Letting love go #poetry

Not all true love lasts,
And if it ends, does it mean it wasn’t true?

He said, “Till we meet again.”
She smiled,
And they knew that this was farewell.

Before I go I must be sure
Of fortune’s will
And the bond that held us together
Of our intimate love strings
And when they were truly severed
Or why the fates that deemed us matched
Have now withdrawn their favour

Don’t leave without a word
For regret and spite will linger
Haunted by love’s bitter facade
Don’t say you can’t explain
For I’ll always wonder why
Daunted to ever love again

Tell me you love me
Then say it’s not the same
Tell me you don’t feel it
The way it used to be
For if you let me down slowly
You’ll still let me go,
all the same.

As the full moon pales
The love-light wanes in your eyes
Leaked tears of goodbye
Love that bloomed true as summer
Fades on sighing autumn winds


I hope you are all well.
I’ve been away this week,
But I’m back now, and glad to be so.

I believe, that to sacrifice a little of your own happiness for someone else’s,
Is the true essence of love.

Thinking out loud.

Β© judeitakali
All images @pixabay.

50 Comments Add yours

  1. Jay Bleu says:

    I’ve been a little occupied, too lately. But glad your back!

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Jay, hope you’re okay.

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      1. Jay Bleu says:

        I am. How you are, too!

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  2. Jude, if only one could let go of love as gracefully and beautifully as your poem! Love your thoughts. Hope you have been well. πŸ’™

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Hey Punam, yes, heartbreak is a very ugly thing. I just approached this as a brace for what comes next, and in the end, closure and appreciation is the best recipe for loving anew.
      It’s definitely not a perfect world out there, especially with love

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      1. I agree, not a perfect world but we can all strive to remove ugliness…your way!

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Tanvir, that definitely warms the blushes

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  3. “As the full moon pales”, I loved this part!!
    Beautifully written, Jude!❀️

    Hope you are good.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Hema❀️. I’m okay, hope you’re okay too?🧑

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      1. I’m good amidst these online classes!πŸ₯΅

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      2. judeitakali says:

        Ahh, no choice but to do the thing, and cherish “you” time

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      3. Yesss!😌
        Thanks, Jude!

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  4. Elizabeth says:

    Everything pretty in here! I don’t believe love ends, but transforms! It can become friendship, a memory or hate!

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    1. judeitakali says:

      I have to agree with you on this😌, except for the hate bit.

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  5. Ramya Vivek says:

    How beautiful and heartwarming your thoughts are!πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you Ramya, i debated so much to beautify such a sad experience, but sometimes it just has to happen.

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      1. Ramya Vivek says:

        Glad that it has happened, we got to read such a beautiful piece!πŸ˜‰

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      2. judeitakali says:

        AwwπŸ€—πŸ™πŸΎ

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  6. HappySoul says:

    Love your thoughts Jude, Well penned

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Just another angle, it definitely gets worse before it gets better though. Thank you so much HS

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  7. Chris Hall says:

    Beautifully written, Jude. It lends such dignity to sorrow.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Chris, you got this spot on πŸ€—πŸ§‘

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  8. Era says:

    Beautifully penned !

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Era

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      1. Era says:

        😊😊

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  9. memadtwo says:

    All love is true but not all love lasts. Perceptive, as always. (K)

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Hi K, thank you so much 🌷

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  10. -Eugenia says:

    Your posts are so calming and soothing. 🌸

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    1. judeitakali says:

      I’m glad you like this Eugi. Thank you so much ❀️

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      1. -Eugenia says:

        You’re welcome!

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  11. Diana says:

    Lovely thoughts Jude. Stay blessed❀️

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Diana❀️

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  12. Jules says:

    There are many songs that I just can’t place words or artist to that talk about this type of relationship. The first love taints all others. So while the second might be good it will never be good enough. And thus a break happens because one or the other can’t love the new person enough.

    I like how you gave credit to the fates… though I think it is possible to overcome this kind of heartache….with the right love and time.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Rightly put Jules, it does take away a certain innocence but we learn, grow and learn to love again differently

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  13. Jules says:

    Ah the one song I was thinking about finally came to mind. By Meatloaf, “Two out of three ain’t bad”… I want you, I need you but I’m never gonna love you.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Those words say so much, lemme look for the song.

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  14. Reading your work makes my heart smile! What a beautiful, heartbreaking and poignant piece this is. To love is to know that it can all be gone in seconds and yet still choose it. I too am currently busy with college admissions and such but it’s always a joy to come across your writings!

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Rishika. I’m glad to have you reading again.🧑🌷
      Best of luck with the admissions.πŸ™πŸΎ

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  15. kittysverses says:

    You’ve expressed sadness beautifully, Jude. Well done. πŸ™‚

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Kitty.
      I was hoping for an email from you by now😭😰

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      1. kittysverses says:

        You are welcome, Jude. I’ve mailed you about the collab.

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      2. judeitakali says:

        Yes!πŸ’ͺ🏾

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      3. judeitakali says:

        Just responded

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  16. MAY says:

    This is magnificent

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much, I’m humbled.πŸ™πŸΎ

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  17. One of the best love poems ive read. You are deeply involved in emotion and its desires. Thank you for sharing and please enjoy continuing to be artistic.

    Signed
    http://www.welovetheoldestparents.com

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much for the very encouraging words.

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