The things we don’t deserve. (Poetry and prose)

Round life’s winding bend
Who knows which fate is lurking
Perverse or Pleasant?
When good is made to suffer
And evil goes unpunished

Why do bad things happen to good people?

I wish I could implore karma to commune with fate,
And descry this unsettling riddle.
What draws evil to good,
And what dooms good to stopping evil?
Are they bound to balance the cosmic scales,
Good, paying the price for peace.
And evil, giving home to those who succumb to temptation.

I’d like to believe all hearts are born good
That this world corrupts them with evil
But why is doing bad simpler?
Why does it come so easy?
Temptation with pleasure
Yet virtue is hard
A sacrifice,
To resist
Evil’s
Call

People say that some things are more important than the right thing.
Sacrifices that let the darkness sip in.

True horror is when evil corrupts good
Demons haunting a lonely convent
A ripper stalking virgin girls
Cursed dolls that want to play
And clowns after little boys.
Monsters in the closet
Fears beneath the bed
And lost souls
Wailing
Death

Horror is born when evil seeks out good.
And heroes evolve, as good stands up tall.
Twins born of this eternal battle.

When the sun sets on hallows eve,
The moon alights with pale mischief,
And evil stirs, corrupting souls
Be weary of, what darkness holds.


I wrote this for Ingrid’s Halloween special – horror poetry.

I hope you enjoy this;
The questions, the prose, poetry and the halloween spooks.

I’d really love to know what you think about these.

Β© judeitakali


P.S.

Keep an eye out for the tanka and pair of etheree poems.

Hope you’ll bear with my posts this week,
I think I caught the Halloween bug.

48 Comments Add yours

  1. Ingrid says:

    Jude, there is so much in this! I love it – an important message behind all of those Halloween disguises. Thank you so much for your entry 😊

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    1. judeitakali says:

      My pleasure πŸ˜ŠπŸ§‘πŸ’œ

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  2. Sadje says:

    You’ve done it so well. I like the questions you posed. Why indeed doing good is harder than evil? It does depends upon who we are at the core.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Sadje, the core is also up for discussion in this case though. But I guess maybe not everything can have a straight answer,
      And maybe it comes down to choice?

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      1. Sadje says:

        It will be a very long discussion if we start it here. It is indeed a matter of choice at the end but also of upbringing.

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  3. An incredible piece. It has a lot of depth. Bravo.
    xoxoxoi

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you my dearπŸ§‘πŸ’œ

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      1. My pleasure 🌹

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  4. Chris Hall says:

    Deeply creepy, questioning the seeming triumph of evil over good, in this darkening world we inhabit. Love this, Jude!

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Chris, you always get me so well.

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  5. michnavs says:

    There are so much and so many good things in this post Jude. and i love at how you bravely questioned the “irregularities” of life.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Michelle, I’m glad you liked this❀️🧑
      I wish there was an answer but I don’t think there’s any.

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      1. michnavs says:

        😍😍😍

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  6. Bernadine says:

    I love this! Just wanted to let you know that I’m hosting a blog party! It’s a great way to promote your blog and meet others, open to everyone who would like to leave their link πŸ™‚ Join here: https://madebybernadine.com/2020/10/26/promote-your-blog-here-blog-party-4/

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you. I’ll drop by.

      Liked by 1 person

  7. This is very interesting and clever, Jude. I don’t think being evil or bad is easier, I think it can be more rewarding financially much quicker.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Okay, yeah that makes sense,
      But in terms of temptations, it’s so much easier to give in and takes strength to resist.

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      1. Exactly, Jude. Life is never easy. There is an English saying “The road to Hell is paved with good intentions.”

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      2. judeitakali says:

        Quite deep and true indeed.

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  8. There is a lot happening here Jude. What can I say about this piece, hauntingly beautiful, questions the balance of evil and good , the lure of temptations…. People have actually spent a lifetime trying to understand the law of Karma. It all depends on the core of our soul…on which side we sway.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Intricate stuff, I definitely need to know alot more.

      Thank you so much Radhika 🌸🧑🌷

      Like

  9. A great post, deep and thought-provoking

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much LuisaπŸ’œ

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      1. πŸ™β€οΈ 🌹

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  10. Era says:

    Good one !

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Era

      Like

      1. Era says:

        Anytime 😊

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  11. Pavithra says:

    Wow this one is so deep and beautiful ❀️

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Pavithra🧑

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  12. Roshni says:

    Isn’t that always the hardest to answer- why do bad things happen to the good ones… Loved this piece, JudeπŸ‘πŸ‘

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Roshni.πŸ’œπŸ§‘

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  13. mariamichaela says:

    The theme may be about horror but there’s positivity in it. Well done, Jude.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thanks alot Michaela πŸ’•

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  14. I love how you used the Halloween theme to convey something much larger and more important. Good and evil are two sides of the same coin, I believe. Excellent writing, Jude. ❀️❀️

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Means alot Rishika. Thank you πŸ§‘πŸ’•

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  15. memadtwo says:

    This is excellent Jude, full of th questions without answers we all ask. I used to believe in karma, but I’m not so sure anymore. (K)

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    1. judeitakali says:

      It’s a real conundrum.

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  16. justcalmwildness says:

    This is beautiful in a creepy way and I love the questions you posed.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Jackie.

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  17. -Eugenia says:

    What an amazing and encompassing piece, Jude! Some may think being bad is easier but later on, I feel it becomes more difficult in trying to keep with it.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      You’ve opened my mind with thisπŸ™πŸΎ

      Like

  18. Elizabeth says:

    Really creepy!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thanks alot Elizabeth πŸ’•

      Liked by 1 person

  19. theresaly520 says:

    You raised so many questions on such a great medium!πŸ’‘

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      I’m so glad you like it πŸ˜ƒπŸ’•

      Liked by 1 person

  20. T.N. says:

    “Horror is born when evil seeks out good.
    And heroes evolve as good stands up tall.
    Twins born of this eternal battle.”

    Loved it all but I have a favourite part πŸ‘†πŸΎ

    πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much. This means alot

      Liked by 1 person

      1. T.N. says:

        You’re most welcome

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