Self discovery #poetry and #prose

“Who am I?”
The ageless question.
Simple for some,
Difficult for others.

I search my conscience
And upend memory
Weigh my heart on the scales of deep truth
Think of the lengths to which I would go
And the lines I would dare not cross
In there, somewhere
I find but fractions of my nature
Yet still I am pleased
For every sliver of self discovery
Is more than priceless!

Who am I; if I’ve seen through an angel’s eyes
And dwelt in a demon’s lair
If I’ve scaled the mountains of love
And endured the chasms of depression
Who am I if I long to soothe each lonely heart
And bring a tear of emotion to all
If I seek to touch the darkness within
And tell it; that there is no reason it can’t be beautiful
That longing is a pathway to empathy
And that depression can herald selfless love.

Who am I, if not a writer at heart
Seeking each one
And belonging to all.

And so I seek a soulful artist
A passionate photographer
And an intuitive designer
To create the cover to my story
Hue it in dark shades
And sparkle it with warm light
Undertones of beauty
That enhance its allure
A cover that reaches out
Tells you it’s okay
That someone is here
That someone understands
And you are not alone.

If you look, you can see in any face, your own desires and fears.

Β© judeitakali


Reena’s exploration challenge“If you are a book, what will the cover be?”

I hope you enjoyed this.

Reena challenged us this week, to portray ourselves in regards to the prompt above,
And I thank her for an opportunity to sift through my essence.

Stay safe everyone, Stay loving.

110 Comments Add yours

  1. Beautiful and enigmatic

    Liked by 8 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you very much πŸ™πŸ½

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      1. You’re very welcome

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  2. Sadje says:

    Really enjoyed it Jude. Fantastic writing.

    Liked by 5 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Sadje 🧑

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome πŸ˜‰

        Liked by 2 people

  3. Indira says:

    Excellent.

    Liked by 7 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you very much πŸ™πŸ½

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      1. Indira says:

        Welcome, dear.

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  4. Wow! You have a way with words Jude. Simply loved it πŸ’™πŸ’œ

    Liked by 6 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Radhika. It means alot🧑🍁

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you very much Pallavi

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  5. Beautiful penned. Simply profound thinking. Great poem. Love the opening verseπŸ˜ŠπŸ‘

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Suzette

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      1. A pleasure 😊

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  6. Ingrid says:

    I love this:
    β€˜In there, somewhere
    I find but fractions of my nature
    Yet still I am pleased
    For every sliver of self discovery
    Is more than priceless!’
    I agree! And those final lines as well…every hardship can make us a better person 😊

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Ingrid. I’m so glad you appreciate this 🧑

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  7. Dora says:

    Strong yet poignant with purposeful seeking.

    Liked by 6 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Dora❀️

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  8. Reena Saxena says:

    This prompt was a very spur-of-the-moment idea, but I’m happy about it. It has drawn soulful responses from every participant.

    I love these lines

    Think of the lengths to which I would go
    And the lines I would dare not cross

    Life happens between these two ends.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you Reena. It’s in those moments that our deepest nature shows. Between those lines

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      1. Reena Saxena says:

        You are so right.

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  9. Reena Saxena says:

    Reblogged this on Reena Saxena and commented:
    Self-Discovery ….. by judeitakali

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  10. balroop2013 says:

    Self-discovery is a journey within… very few can explore it as beautifully as this one. What a balanced view! I like it.

    Liked by 5 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Roop, I’m glad you appreciate it. ❀️

      Liked by 1 person

  11. Beautifully crafted, sir!

    Liked by 6 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you very much πŸ™πŸ½

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you very much πŸ™πŸ½

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  12. memadtwo says:

    To see ourselves reflected in another–perhaps that is the only true communication. (K)

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Not the only true one K, but true😌

      Liked by 1 person

  13. michnavs says:

    Such a thoughtful take on the challenge Jude..and yes, “who am i?” Maybe easy for some, difficult for others..

    Liked by 6 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you very much Michelle 🧑.

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  14. mariamichaela says:

    So beautifully written. 🌷

    Liked by 6 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Michaela 🌷❀️

      Liked by 1 person

      1. mariamichaela says:

        Always a pleasure πŸ™‚

        Liked by 3 people

      2. judeitakali says:

        πŸ’•πŸ™πŸ½

        Liked by 1 person

  15. Elizabeth says:

    This is a great question! I think we will never know who really we are. We are made of moments and circumstances, so always changing and adapting.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Elizabeth. But I do genuinely believe that we have a core and raw nature that develops and fits us like a glove. That’s the essence of who we are

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  16. Cool lines: “Who am I, if not a writer at heart / Seeking each one / And belonging to all.” A poem that mirrors the soul. Also this part: “I find but fractions of my nature
    Yet still I am pleased / For every sliver of self discovery / Is more than priceless!”

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Benjamin. I’m glad you appreciate this, and relate to those lines.πŸ™πŸ½

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      1. Yeah, really hit me right away. Great power. Have a great start to your week!

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      2. judeitakali says:

        Thank you. And you too.

        Liked by 1 person

  17. Pavithra says:

    Amazing one!! ❀️

    Liked by 4 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Pavithra

      Liked by 1 person

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