Holy Mother. A Petrarchan Sonnet #whatdoyousee

At the gates of depression,
Beyond the threshold of redemption,
Where all kindness has been exhausted,
And trust is lost forever;
I hide from judgement.

In the Stygian corners of shame,
Chained by sin,
Where my weary soul is recluse from hope,
It is you who I turn to,
You, who does not judge,
You, who will guide me back to the light.

Sadje’s #whatdoyousee photoprompt

Relinquish O please, this darkness and pain
Its despair and sorrow, staining all virtue
Lend me patience, and the prudence to renew
Your eyes of mercy, a light for those in vain
Oh mother, who stands amidst evil’s reign
None you abandon, none you won’t pursue
Devoted and loyal, humble and true
Pleading, Interceding, Time- and again

Countless tears you’ve shed for those afraid
Knees scraped; begging for souls despondent
And a heart sacrificed to share all burden
Tell Our Father, Oh mother; these things I’ve said
Ask on my behalf, and help me repent
For I seek thy son, his light, his pardon

In times of darkness,
She comforts me.
Her devotion fills me with hope,
And her sacrifice has given me courage.
Pray for me,
Oh Holy mother

We are not only to do good to the suffering, but to be good by our suffering.

Pope John Paul II

I hope you enjoy this, regardless of your beliefs.
I chose to be Catholic amongst many options, and thus I have healthy respect for other people’s beliefs and choices.
Feel free to engage openly with me in the comments section.

The Petrarchan sonnet is really fun and rich to use, to know more, you can click HERE

For Sadje’s whatdoyousee photoprompt

Be safe everyone, stay loving.

© judeitakali

61 Comments Add yours

  1. Sadje says:

    This is a very moving piece. I respect your faith. You’ve an implicit faith and that is heartening. Thanks Jude for this beautiful and moving submission.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      I’m so happy you like it Sadje. I never really write about one faith in particular because I have a very diverse following, so this is a once in a while endeavour

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      1. Sadje says:

        I get that. I don’t write about my faith except when I mention any of our religious practices or festivals.

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      2. judeitakali says:

        And the funny thing is I’d like to find out more about different religions.
        Is there a blog on WordPress that writes positive things about all kinds of religions and beliefs

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      3. Sadje says:

        I don’t know, I have researched main religions. And I find very little difference between the details. But I’d suggest you should find out from a reliable source. A blog may be biased or tilted either way.

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      4. judeitakali says:

        It’s 50-50 chances on bias but I understand what you mean. I’ll have to do my own research as well

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      5. Sadje says:

        Yes, exactly. It is better to go there with an open mind.

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  2. michnavs says:

    Oh, wow…Jude …Amen to this..I too am a catholic…

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    1. Winfred says:

      Your devotion to the Holy Mother of God is doubtable. Such a moving piece, continue in your journey u will not be disappointed dear.

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      1. judeitakali says:

        I’d like to think you meant *undoubted
        Thank you so much. I’m glad you found it moving

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      2. winfredatu says:

        😆😆😆yes I meant undoubted .
        Keep the spirit

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      3. judeitakali says:

        Thank you dear❤️

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    2. judeitakali says:

      Haha, coodles. I would never have guessed you were btw. I’m sure you get this post on another wavelength from many.

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      1. michnavs says:

        😇😇😇i did Jude…

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  3. Such a beautiful sonnet Jude. Faith irrespective of religion is always to be respected. 💙

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Radhika. Yes, I totally agree.
      And in case of evangelism, I think one should always spread their faith by its merits and not by attacking another’s faith.

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  4. Dora says:

    A moving and accomplished piece of writing, as if the form itself was crafted for the subject! Wonderful expression of faith and hope, Jude. 💝

    Liked by 4 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Oh hi Dora, I’m glad you saw this one, we’d talked about it.
      Thank you so much for appreciating it🧡🍁

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  5. This is a moving poem, Jude. Quite melancholy. I was brought up Catholic.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you Roberta. As a Catholic faithful, I genuinely feel the comfort and softness of Mary as an interceder. The rosary is very unburdening. A silent, deeply reflective and meditative way of prayer.
      Immensely therapeutic.

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  6. tanvibytes says:

    This was very moving, a wonderful piece about faith. I love how hopeful this piece sounded, especially in the first few lines! 🙂 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      I’m glad you found it hopeful, Tanvi. Thank you so much.
      A big part of faith is hope.
      🍁🙏🏾🧡

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  7. The rosary is beautiful! . I have friends of many faiths and I’m grateful for their presence in my life. I appreciate their perspective and beliefs. I’m deeply troubled by the things that have been done in god’s name for centuries though. I can’t forgive it, maybe because I’m human. That they aren’t struck down with lightening, is something I can’t abide. I’ve sat beside death numerous times as if it were an old family friend. I’ve witnessed injustices over and over again. If there’s a god, I feel he has failed, but my opinion on godly matters means nothing. I’m okay with that. I show up, I hold hands, paws, small bodies, and my empathy never runs out. I focus on what I can do, not what I can’t.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Hi Melanie, thank you for sharing with me. Are you a medical worker btw?

      Yes, there are always questions, especially when bad things happen to good people,
      And I’m not enthused at how the faithful from many religions in history spread their faith.
      But there’s a vast positive side to believing in something more as well.

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      1. I see the value of faith, I understand how important it is for many people in their lives and I respect that. I’m not a medical worker, but I’ve traveled and volunteered in disasters, elderly homes and animal shelters. I spent two months in India as part of my undergraduate degree for social and environmental issues and I was lucky to have survived it. There was a lot of political and religious turmoil at the time I was there. I can’t share all that I have seen, partly because it feels unsafe to do so and partly because some of them aren’t my stories to share. Animals and people trust me, it’s an honor I hold in high regard.

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      2. judeitakali says:

        I’m glad you shared this with me.

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  8. mariamichaela says:

    As a Catholic, I think this is a masterpiece. But regardless of religion, one can really feel the emotions poured into this writing.

    Liked by 3 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Michaela 🧡
      I would never have guessed that you are, and it doesn’t matter if you weren’t,
      You have seen the gist,
      That faith is all that most people have, in their darkest times,
      I just used my faith as an example,

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  9. mariamichaela says:

    Exactly! This was very well conveyed, Jude.

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  10. Very moving, Jude. I studied in a school run by the Jesuits so this really spoke to me. 💙

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Punam

      Like

  11. Chris Hall says:

    Beautifully written, Jude 🙂

    Liked by 3 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Chris ❤️🍁

      Liked by 1 person

  12. memadtwo says:

    A prayer from the heart. (K)

    Liked by 2 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you 🙏🏾🧡🍁

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  13. -Eugenia says:

    Absolutely beautiful, Jude! I use Wikipedia for a lot of my research plus they are not biased – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Major_religious_groups

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you Eugi. I always consult them too🤗🍁

      Like

  14. Ingrid says:

    I love this form and the way you have used it. I may explore it in a future challenge…

    Liked by 2 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Ingrid. Please do, I’d want to read 🍁🤗

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  15. What a wonderful prayer 🙏🙏🙏

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Luisa🍁

      Liked by 1 person

  16. Ruelha says:

    Wow Jude….such a wonderful read. This was a it different from your usual posts. …I enjoyed reading and the message is beautiful indeed….stay blessed always…

    Liked by 2 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Hi Ruelha, always a treat to have you stop by.
      I do try to make it all different 😁
      My blog’s whole identity🙏🏾🤗

      Like

  17. Jules says:

    Everyone’s faith should allow them unconditional love, honored steps to take if one feels the need to release burdens, and the joy that comes from belonging.

    I believe you have express all of these things in your lovely poem.
    I would like to say I had the patience for sonnets, but alas – I would rather read them by those who can master the form – than write them.

    Be well and happy!!

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Jules, I hope you enjoyed mine🧡🍁

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Jules says:

        Always and all ways 💖

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  18. asthaisha says:

    Beautiful ❤️❤️❤️

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much 🧡🍁

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  19. Dear Lord, what a piece! Bravo.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Hey Gabriella, thank you so much 🧡🍁

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      1. My pleasure Jude 🌸

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