Forgotten Muse

Meet the muse

In the deepest recesses of your mind
Amidst the dregs of forgotten ideas
Lies a lonely muse
Forsaken
Bitter
Distraught
Exhausted from all the pining and pleading
Resigned to slowly diminish in the shadows
Never given a chance
To walk the pages of their story

As I seek inspiration, I sift through the phlegm and detritus of memory
And there I find my forlorn muse
A form that shifts from male to female
Pretty as a hyacinth
Then hard as mahogany
Lythe with flawless skin
Then sinewed and muscular

“Who are you?” I ask.

“I am your protagonist!” The muse declares,
“I have ventured the wicked jungles of Bungatira,
And scaled the deadly mountains of the moon.
I have betrayed and paid the bitter price of redemption,
And loved the most dangerous of loves
Many have tried to kill me, many have died instead
And though one succeeded,
Still, I fought the dread Walumbe,
tyrant of the underworld!
And clawed my way from that evilest of realms.”

I gaze in awe
Mesmerized!
Speechless!
My long lost muse, still loyal to a fault

A huntress, standing tall and proud!

A warrior, kneeling strong with duty!

“I am sorry,” I say,
“Now let me tell your story…”

© judeitakali


All images @pixabay .

Diana Wallace asked us to;

Post a conversation with your muse on your blog and link back to this post or leave a link in the comments. Don’t have a muse? Just open the door and see who shows up.

Hope you enjoy this. And hope you give your forgotten muse a little space on the page.

Stay safe, and stay loving.

57 Comments Add yours

  1. Ingrid says:

    Fantastic! I really enjoyed how you made your muse by turns both female and male. Mine takes many guises, this was so interesting and inspiring to read!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you Ingrid. Yeah, yours is a special one👌🏾🧡

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Sadje says:

    This is wonderful!

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Sadje 🧡

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome

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  3. Era says:

    Amazing !

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Era

      Like

      1. Era says:

        😊😊

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  4. kittysverses says:

    This is interesting, Jude. Magical. 🙂

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Kitty.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. kittysverses says:

        You are welcome, Jude. 🙂

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  5. sammicakes says:

    love this! it’s always interesting to find what form the main character of my story will take.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Sammi. I’m glad you find it so.

      Like

  6. tanvibytes says:

    This was so enchanting, the last two lines were so beautiful! 😃

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Tanvi. I’m glad you like it 😁

      Liked by 1 person

  7. Nima Mohan says:

    Oh wow Jude..
    You have created a beautiful personification of the muse.. male and female… a warrior, a hunter, a fighter.. mighty one !!!

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Nima 🧡
      It was such a great prompt.

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      1. Nima Mohan says:

        Yes … that is true 😃😃

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  8. AmyRose🌹 says:

    Wow!!! This is absolutely stunning and powerful and the way your wrote it is mesmerizing!! Just wow, Jude!!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      This means alot Amy, thank you 💛😊

      Liked by 1 person

  9. memadtwo says:

    Both flexible and persistent! That’s a good muse. (K)

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much K, I was thinking about my African muse which I keep putting on hold, I keep wanting to present it in a global African way…

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      1. memadtwo says:

        I’m sure it will find its time.

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  10. Amazing! You have a gift with words.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Usha

      Like

      1. My pleasure. Loved attempting the riddle poem, hope you like it. My first attempt at this.

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  11. mariamichaela says:

    Amazingly beautiful ❤️

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Michaela 🌷

      Liked by 1 person

      1. mariamichaela says:

        You’re welcome Jude

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  12. This is such a creative and inspiring way to put it! I’m new here and was wondering if you guys could check out my page and give it a follow, like or even just some feedback! caleecreates.wordpress.com Have a great day 🙂

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much, I’ll get over there.

      Like

  13. Wow,Jude. I love the epic feeling of this! What a great response and wonderfully inspiring muse. I hope you honor her loyalty. 😀 I’m so glad you took up the prompt and I’ll happily queue it up for a reblog.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you Diana. Glad you like it 😊🧡

      Liked by 1 person

      1. I can’t wait to share. (Tomorrow).

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  14. -Eugenia says:

    Amazing piece, Jude! You outdid yourself with this one! ⚡️ ☄️ 💥

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Eugi, It means more than you know 😊🧡🌷

      Like

  15. Bulbul says:

    Enchanting piece, Jude, and the pictures are gorgeous as well. Your muse is captivating BTW.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Bubble, It takes other forms, but these are the ones I once held dearest and yet abandoned.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Bulbul says:

        They are indeed exceptional! Sometimes we have to let go the best things. 🤗🙏💙

        Liked by 1 person

  16. Natashacuuc says:

    That’s good

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much ❤️

      Like

  17. Reblogged this on Myths of the Mirror and commented:
    An epic poem for an epic muse from Jude. I’d like to borrow this one. 🙂 I hope you enjoy the read.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so very much Diana 💗

      Liked by 1 person

      1. You’re welcome. I love your poem and it was my pleasure to share. 😀

        Liked by 1 person

  18. Kudos Jude. I really enjoyed your evocative, real, and raw musings. Great images to heighten the impact too!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much. I’m so glad you enjoyed this.

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  19. I particularly like how this ends: “Now let me tell your story . . “

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Liz

      Liked by 1 person

      1. You’re wlecome, Jude.

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  20. Tara Sitser says:

    @judeitakali Stunningly wonderful!! Thank you for allow us to travel with you on your journey.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much for your appreciation ❤️

      Liked by 1 person

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