Nowhere else to love. A ballad

To some, our story may seem tragic.
But to others, just maybe; we might have found our happy ending.

I recall a time the world was against us
When Nana forbade
And the elders condemned
When we had but one choice
For our hearts,
Could never conform.

Two souls in love,
Who fled to seek,
‘Together forever’

Love shines brightest in the dark
To this, we grieve and cry
Lost but together, cold but not alone
Hand in hand, Mary and I

The night we broke the weeping forest lines
A house most queer, loomed into view
It creaked of mystery and groaned with secrets
But gloomed out darkness, and warnings we would rue

Alas a rain, most wicked and bitter
Drove us gasping, for that lonely haunted refuge
Hand in hand, Mary and I
Into the eerie, out of that deluge

Inside, shadows spied and corners sighed
But alone at last, we thought to defy
Nay to the spooks, and Yay to suspense
Drenched in coldness, I looked Mary in the eye

Such lust I glimpsed, Such love was mirrored
And then she teased, “Will you let me shiver?”
Amidst that creaking, amongst the groaning
We gripped and groped, tangled in love’s fever

If only dawn had come, then this tale would be of hope
But flames that burn too bright, gleam for a moment
And after midnight, the dark elopes with light
For shadows that lurk, are never content.

Love shines brightest in the dark
And who are we to deny
Forbidden by day, now we love by night
Haunting this house
Beyond the weeping woods
Hand in hand, Mary and I

‘Together forever’

Β© judeitakali


Hey everyone, a little spooky romance for you today,
I hope you enjoy.

Ballads are musical poems that often tell a story. Meant to be sang, or read out loud to a tune.

Stay safe everyone,
Stay loving.

43 Comments Add yours

  1. Zoewiezoe says:

    I love the repeat of the together forever so much!

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Really? I liked it too, it felt fitting to end with it as well.
      Thank you Zoewieβ€οΈπŸ•ŠοΈ

      Like

  2. Dora says:

    Haunting ballad, which makes me wonder: have you ever set any of your lyrics to music? If not, your audience awaits. πŸ˜€

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Hehe glad you found it haunting, I did dilute it with loveπŸ˜‡

      About music, alas I cannot do it by myself, but I sometimes get a feeling that maybe I could write lyrics, but not alone.

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  3. I love this post.

    “Two souls in love,
    Who fled to seek,
    β€˜Together forever’
    xoxo

    Liked by 3 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Gabriella. Glad to see you. Happy you liked that partπŸ™πŸΎπŸπŸ•ŠοΈπŸ

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      1. I did. In fact I love your writing. It’s magnificent 🌸

        Liked by 2 people

      2. judeitakali says:

        Thank you my friend, you’re very kind. I keep aspiring to your level of writing in many ways. πŸ§‘πŸ’žπŸ™πŸΎ

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      3. You are too kind.
        xoxo

        Liked by 1 person

  4. memadtwo says:

    Spooky! (K)

    Liked by 4 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Hehe, thanks K.

      Liked by 1 person

  5. That was really neat. I love ghost stories.

    Liked by 4 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thanks alot. I’m glad you enjoyed it.

      Like

  6. mariamichaela says:

    Death couldn’t even part them. 🌷

    Liked by 5 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Indeed yes, love in an afterlife☺️

      Liked by 2 people

  7. Jules says:

    A fitting ballad for All Hallow’s Eve and Valentines??
    To be together, because others wanted to keep them apart…

    Liked by 4 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Haha, thank you so much Jules. I now wish there was an occasional melding of the two holidays.
      I was just highlighting that things don’t always turn out the way we want.

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      1. Jules says:

        I’m watching a sort of paranormal series… about hauntings and your poem fit right in πŸ˜‰

        Liked by 3 people

      2. judeitakali says:

        Ooh, what’s it’s name? I like watching those

        Liked by 1 person

      3. Jules says:

        It is a modern day “Nancy Drew” series. It’s on a station here called The CW… I think it is in it’s second season. First episode was October 9, 2019.
        Probably best to start from the beginning if you can. While looking into it… looks like you can stream it. Good luck.
        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nancy_Drew_(2019_TV_series) This link – I’d just look to the episode list so you’ll be able to know what you are looking for and not read too much of what is about in the shows themselves πŸ˜‰

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      4. judeitakali says:

        Oh yes, I’ll definitely find it.

        Liked by 1 person

  8. Smiles so cool and amazing 😚

    Liked by 4 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so muchπŸπŸ™πŸΎ

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  9. -Eugenia says:

    Eerily lovely, Jude!πŸ₯€

    Liked by 4 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Haha, that rose at the end is perfect. Thank you Eugi

      Liked by 1 person

  10. I’ve never imagined love with hauntedness. You’ve nailed it, Jude! ✨

    Liked by 3 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Anisha 😊🧑

      Like

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much.🍁🍻

      Liked by 1 person

      1. My pleasure Jude. πŸ™‚

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  11. NILE KALIK says:

    Wowww !!! I really love this totally my type of poetry. Story line , visuals well written .πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Kalik. I’m glad you like it. I do write these twice or thrice a month but I have quite the diverse collection. Maybe you’ll like some of the other things too

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  12. Beautifully written, Jude, and perfect for Valentine’s Day…

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Jaye. I’m glad you like it 😊🧑🍁

      Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      My sincerest appreciation πŸ™πŸΎβ˜ΊοΈ

      Liked by 1 person

  13. Pallavi says:

    Spooky romance πŸ˜„

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      HahaπŸ˜πŸ˜…

      Like

  14. zepiskye says:

    Cool ❀️❀️

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much

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  15. Spatika says:

    Beauty ❀️

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thanks alot Spatika 🧑

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