Kissed by beauty. Between blessing and curse

Many beauties
No two alike
Yet none alone

Mirror Mirror on the wall
If you won’t tell me I’m beautiful
Then I’ll find someone who will.”

#Whatdoyousee

On the cusp of dawn
She creeps from a salacious night
Clothed in disillusionment
And shrouded in regret
All her life she’s been christened a beauty
Drunk on vanity
Intoxicated by the scent of desire
For even now, she craves to hear it
Even now, it still drags her from the thralls of misery
Addicted to the silver-tongued promises that whisper;
‘Fairest of them all’

Queen of night Orchid
Only when the full moon beams
Does your flower bloom
.

She wields elegance with exquisite poise
Picturesque in grace and humility
Adorned in timeless splendor
But her eyes are dolorous with longing
Her lips are brushed with the pains of conformity
And her hair is pinned by the restraints of tradition
She loves and despises her beauty
Wields it with nonchalance
Never choosing, yet always chosen
A heart turned to stone
And so, let all her lovers beware
For all hearts must bleed
As She has bled

Lilies of the vale
Siren scents of innocence
Poisoned with malice
.

In the spotlight of twilight
She sashays seduction
And flounces artistry
The belle of the ball
The peach of a gaze
A pipedream to swooning eyes
And yet loneliness still dogs her
And love still evades her
For settling is not in her fabric
And many do not understand
That the beauty she craves,
Is the beauty within

Lush vermilion rose
A spectrum of gorgeous hues
What is your true shade?
.

She is blessed with divine beauty
In rags or riches, she still enchants
All who look upon her, love her
But she does not know how beautiful she is
How much passion she incites
And how duplicitous this world can be
For her amorous heart
Never sees the bad
But only the good
A blessing
And a curse

Bright yellow daisy
In a meadow of happiness
Whilst dark clouds hover
.

Beauty
Sweet, sour, and everything between
For just like love and hate
The line between blessing and curse,
Is so very thin

© judeitakali
All images @pixabay


Colleen’s weekly challenge

Sadje’s whatdoyousee photoprompt

I do hope you enjoy this. I layered it quite a bit, so that it is relatable in even the smallest ways.
Each prose and haiku pairing is attached to the image they follow.

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57 Comments Add yours

  1. Sadje says:

    All shades of womanhood, beautifully written. Love how you’ve compared different colors with different types of personality traits. Thanks for joining in my friend

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Sadje. Glad you appreciated

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re always welcome my friend

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  2. Absolutely beautiful and moving poetry. Bravo🙏👏❤

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Suzette

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      1. A pleasure😊

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  3. Seamless flow of words bring out a beautiful composition Jude 💜

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Oh thank you so much Radhika. It means alot

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you dear Gabriella. You’re so lost😭

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  4. kittysverses says:

    You’ve weaved a beautiful piece of poetry with great descriptions, Jude. 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Kitty. I’m happy you like it 😃

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      1. kittysverses says:

        You are welcome, Jude. 🙂

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  5. vaniheart says:

    Ohhh you touched all the realms of womanhood 👏👏👏👏 great

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Really, I was nervous I wouldn’t do well enough with this. Thank you so much Vani. This makes it worth the effort

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  6. winfredatu says:

    Ohh dear, this is amazing, well elaborate beauty in many edges. And your ending summaries

    Liked by 3 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much dear Winnie ❤️🧡💜

      Like

  7. winfredatu says:

    Just beautiful ❤️

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      🥺🤗🌷

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  8. mariamichaela says:

    Nicely done

    Liked by 2 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      That last pic sort of kind of looks like you

      Liked by 1 person

      1. mariamichaela says:

        Haha I was about to say that 😁

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  9. Chris Hall says:

    You capture the essence of the curse of beauty so well, Jude 🙂

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Chris. A blessing too though 🌼

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      1. Chris Hall says:

        For some, sure. Funnily enough the book I’m reading tells me it’s not – at least, not for the main character.

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      2. judeitakali says:

        I can definitely believe that. Beauty in a person is irresistible to evil,
        For the good do not wish to possess it but are grateful for it

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  10. -Eugenia says:

    Stunning piece! 🌷

    Liked by 2 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Eugi 🧡

      Liked by 1 person

      1. -Eugenia says:

        Most welcome, Jude!

        Liked by 1 person

  11. poorvi kumar says:

    wow! this was such a moving poem, i loved it !

    Liked by 2 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you very much. I’m glad you liked it 🙏🏽

      Liked by 1 person

  12. jazzytower says:

    Very nicely done, Jude!

    Pat

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Pat.

      Like

  13. AmyRose🌹 says:

    Very well done, Jude!! Excellent writing, my friend. Just loved your painting in words. Thank you!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Amy. Happy to see you reading again.

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  14. Erlyn Olivia says:

    “The line between blessing and curse, is so very thin”. Very true, a good reminder. Let’s say our blessings, let’s celebrate diversity. Marvelous poems, Jude.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Olivia. I’m glad you appreciate this

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  15. Delicious poems Jude!

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much

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  16. Elizabeth says:

    Beauty in the middle of beauties! Lovely!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Elizabeth.❤️

      Liked by 1 person

  17. What an engaging collection, Jude. I love the deeper exploration of beauty, the evocative look beneath the skin, the contrasts and the role of perception from both the outside and inside. “Beautiful.”

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Diana. I’m so glad you appreciate this. This has me smiling ❤️

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  18. So, so true. Great ending! “The line between blessing and curse, / Is so very thin”.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much.🙏🏽

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  19. Your theme is so well thought out – the curse of beauty, or wanting to be seen as beautiful… when all she wanted was to be beautiful inside. This is amazing work. Great depth into a woman’s psyche. BRAVO! ❤

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Colleen. Your approval, as you, and as a woman really means alot. I was a bit nervous about my empathy on a non gender neutral approach.❤️

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      1. LOL! I can’t imagine you without kindness and empathy. You are a rare one, you know. I really loved this, Jude. ❤

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      2. judeitakali says:

        Oh thank you so much Colleen 🤗🤗❤️😊

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  20. thank you so much🐧I am really grateful for you🐬🎸

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      1. thank you for reading the article🎸🐬

        Like

  21. Vashti Q says:

    Hi, Jude! I’m such a fan of your poetry! Is there a poetry book in your future? What a gorgeous collection of poems. Each one makes you feel something different. I love it! ❤

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Vashti. Please expect the poetry book soon. Most likely by the end of April. I’m currently formatting for kindle ebook and paperback, with final edits. Then design and cover. I hope to be done within the next month. The sooner the better. ❤️❤️

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      1. Vashti Q says:

        Yay! This is super exciting news, Jude! I can’t wait. Wishing you all the best. ❤ xo

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