Chosen One. #shortfiction

What do you see #53.

At the witching hour
In the dead of night
Who will dare to bear the torch of hope.
And knock at death’s door.

Dread stains the silent night
And stars grow distant
All watching,
All afraid.
For dark things are coming,
Things that loathe the light.

The ancient prophecy foretells;

On hallow’s Eve,
In a year of death and disease,
One must venture,
So that many may survive.

Only one who stands to lose the most,
Can wield the ancient flames of hope,
And seal the demon doors of death.

All she had was him,
One thing, that was everything
Alone in a world where loved ones cocooned
And the lonely could find no open doors.

The flame of hope would seek her that night
And her lowly reckless love,
Unseen and unmatched,
Would be the salvation of all.

Β© judeitakali


Love is not weighed in quantity,
but in quality.

~just me~


35 Comments Add yours

  1. Sadje says:

    What a fantastic story woven in this poem. Thanks for joining in Jude.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      My pleasure Sadje, and thank you 🧑

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome

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  2. Jay Bleu says:

    I love poems like this in the Halloween season!

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    1. judeitakali says:

      I’m glad you do Jay.
      Thank you so much.

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  3. HappySoul says:

    Beautifully written Jude

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Ru.

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  4. kittysverses says:

    Prophecy, took me down the Harry Potter lane. πŸ™‚ Nice one, Jude.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Kitty, glad you like it.😊

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      1. kittysverses says:

        You are welcome, Jude. πŸ™‚

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  5. memadtwo says:

    We’re all looking for some salvation. Love is a good start. (K)

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Profoundly putπŸ§‘πŸ™πŸΎ

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  6. Love this, Jude. πŸ˜ŠπŸ’™

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Punam🧑

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      1. You are welcome.

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  7. mariamichaela says:

    The first four lines are my favourite but I loved the entirety of it all. Always great to read your work. 🌷

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much πŸ’•πŸ’œπŸ§‘

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  8. bejamin4 says:

    A pretty unique interpretation of the picture. Good work!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thanks alot πŸ™πŸΎ

      Like

      1. bejamin4 says:

        You’re welcome!

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  9. -Eugenia says:

    Wowsa, Jude! You rocked it!

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thanks alot Eugi.πŸ˜ƒπŸ’œ

      Like

  10. Jules says:

    There is so much superstation ’round the kettle to brew
    The fates all stir the huge kettle to feed the few
    Who might on dare
    Find no cause to beware
    Until midnight on the chosen date
    It is then, way too late!

    Β©JP/dh

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Yeah, prophesies are classic vintage story telling for me.

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  11. merrildsmith says:

    It’s like a Halloween fairy tale with love the answer!

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thanks Merrild. I’ve been hesitant to go full on horror this week, so I always leave a little light at the end.

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  12. calmkate says:

    great dark eerie writing … I’ll send casper over to lighten you up πŸ˜‰

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Haha, not sure if he’ll be up to the task. Tis the season afterall.

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      1. calmkate says:

        then he’ll fit in well .. enjoy!

        Like

  13. Chris Hall says:

    This is so rich, Jules. The darkness coming and enfolding and the distant hope of light.

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  14. Bulbul says:

    Wow! Spectacular, Jude, truly mesmerizing story. I love it, October done right! And I agree with your quote, quality is everything. πŸ™πŸ’™πŸ‘»πŸ€—

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Bubble. πŸ’•πŸ˜ƒ

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  15. So amazzzing! πŸ’Ÿ I love it, Jude!

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    1. judeitakali says:

      I’m so glad you do. Thank you so much πŸ’œπŸ§‘

      Like

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