City of Angels. Mental health poetry

At a time of longing
On a night of distress
In a moment of reflection
I contemplate my existence
Gaze into the nebulous portends that scry my future
And all I see is despair
All I hear is loneliness
All I want is the end

Yet still I pray
And still I weep
For a guardian
For an angel
For comfort

Oh Come
Angel of light
Search my mind, Scour my heart
Prowl this metropolis
Shield its virtue
Protect

This soul of mine is a city
Ailing and decaying
Stained in sin
Festering with demons-
That never let go

And so I ask
And I beseech
Look to the sky
For an angel’s descent
But none I can see!

Oh Come!
Come dear angel
Wade through this depression
Fill this chasm of regret
Embrace my pain
My soul

She does not fall
She rises
From the subterranean core of my being
Pulchritudinous with possibilities
Clothed in the resplendence of hope
For there she has always been;
My Angel
Summoned by these most desperate calls
Calls cleansed of perfidy
Calls dripping with truth

Oh rise!
Forlorn angel
From the depths of my soul
For the epiphanies,
Of inner truth
Call you

Hope is an Angel
Truth is its herald

© judeitakali


May you find some light in this post.
Hold on to hope,
Be true, and the universe will answer.

For Colleen’s poet’s choice, I composed the three “Badger Hexastich” poems in bold italics

66 Comments Add yours

  1. Sadje says:

    An awesome poem. Love how you have used the symbolism of angels in different ways.

    Liked by 3 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Sadje. I’m so grateful for you btw ❤️🙏🏾🕊️

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      1. Sadje says:

        It’s a pleasure

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  2. Dora says:

    I like “Pulchritudinous with possibilities
    Clothed in the resplendence of hope” —
    The sweetness and strength is a heady mixture of angelic attributes.

    Liked by 3 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Dora. I’m so glad you appreciate ❤️🤗

      Liked by 2 people

  3. Ingrid says:

    A strong message of hope for those who struggle with depression!

    Liked by 3 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Yes indeed Ingrid 🌷 thank you so much for the appreciation ❤️

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  4. Erlyn Olivia says:

    As always, Jude! Beautiful pieces! Loved the message of hope too. Stay strong!

    Liked by 3 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Erlyn. Glad you read, and glad you appreciated

      Liked by 2 people

  5. This is a very poignant poem, Jude.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Robbie. It means more than you know to have you reading ❤️🤗

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      1. I enjoy your poetry, Jude. I am nearly finished with the first draft of our anthology and will be sending it out for you all to proof your poems soon.

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      2. judeitakali says:

        Yes, I had some edits to do

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  6. balroop2013 says:

    Beautifully penned thoughts. Those Angelic qualities are embedded within our soul… I absolutely agree Jude. All we need is the inclination to feel and invoke our Angel.

    Liked by 3 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Roop, I’m glad you agree and grateful for you sharing with me ❤️🤗

      Liked by 1 person

  7. jazzytower says:

    Oh Jude! I am trying not to cry. This really touched me. Thank you.

    Pat

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Patricia for saying this. I’m so glad it did, it was very heartfelt.

      Like

  8. msjadeli says:

    Beautiful verses and good choice of images to go with them.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Jade. So glad you like it.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. msjadeli says:

        You’re very welcome, Jude.

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  9. -Eugenia says:

    Beautiful and heartfelt poem, Jude, and exquisite images.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Eugi. Got the images from pixabay. I forgot to credit. I can’t seem to find your writings on this site, only prompt posts

      Liked by 1 person

      1. -Eugenia says:

        Which site, Jude? Most of my stand alone poetry is on Eugi’s Milieu, which I just revamped. Eugi’s Causerie is used mostly for prompt posts. 😉

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      2. judeitakali says:

        Yes, that’s what I was looking for. The Milieu

        Liked by 1 person

      3. -Eugenia says:

        ❤️

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  10. HappySoul says:

    It’s beautiful Jude! Lovely poem ..
    hope is what keeps us going … hope is what we should hold on to… . ❤️

    Liked by 3 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Ru. I’m with you on that definitely.

      Liked by 1 person

  11. memadtwo says:

    The light is there even though it’s sometimes hard to find. (K)

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    1. judeitakali says:

      It surely is K. We have to find it.

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    2. Gosh, you’re so right, my friend x

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  12. mariamichaela says:

    ❤️❤️❤️

    Liked by 2 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Three hearts? I thought I was immune to blushing 💕😅

      Liked by 1 person

      1. mariamichaela says:

        Hahaha you deserve it. Blush away, Jude

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  13. winfredatu says:

    A good reminder to us of the presence of our guardian angel who is always at our service as assigned by the Father to watch over us. That was beautiful

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Really, you liked it?
      I’m so glad you did.
      I approach these spiritual things so neutrally that I sometimes think you wouldn’t approve.
      🍓

      Like

  14. Jude, your poetry touches me every week. This is splendid! ❤

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Hi Colleen, do you really mean that? 😍😍

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      1. Absolutely! You have the gift of the bard. ❤️

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      2. judeitakali says:

        Hehe, lemme keep this for some future smiles🤗

        Liked by 1 person

      3. LOL! Well deserved!

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  15. Dishita says:

    “This soul of mine is a city” hits just the right cord. Beautiful imagery! ✨

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thanks alot, glad you enjoyed 🧡

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  16. Beautiful beyond words!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Oh hi Holy😃
      Great to see you reading 🤩
      Thank you so much ❤️

      Like

      1. This is an amazing piece of writing. ❤️

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      2. judeitakali says:

        That means so much from you 😊

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      3. It’s my pleasure Jude 🌹

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  17. blogbyA says:

    Please make a poem on patience and hope as it’s theme…lovely words

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Hi, I think I’ve done alot on hope, but I don’t think I’ve ever done one predominantly on patience.

      Liked by 1 person

  18. Jules says:

    I just watched a movie you might enjoy – if you can find it:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Magic_of_Belle_Isle
    Sort of predictable but you still wanted to watch it to make sure.
    Unlike the last two episodes of a show I like to watch where one character (left the show) stayed in a foreign country, and another character… due to addiction – died.

    All the characters are going through crisis… always having to deal with loss of loved ones and having to deal with solving murders.
    Sigh… it isn’t easy to dig deep enough all the time to find those angels of hope. You rose to that challenge and succeeded.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Jules. My Angel is definitely working overtime lol. I’ll try to get the movie Jules.
      Hope you’re alright.

      Liked by 1 person

  19. Thank you. I read your poem as a mix of fantasy and truth. To use language from my background, it “ministered to me”.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much. This is such an invigorating approval. I’m so glad you enjoyed it.

      Liked by 1 person

  20. Thank you so much for sharing this. My only sadness is that i didn’t find it sooner 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      I’m glad you found it eventually. Thank you deeply for your appreciation. It makes sharing these worth every minute. ❤️🙏🏽🌷

      Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you very much.

      Liked by 1 person

  21. This is beautiful..!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much for the appreciation.

      Like

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