Love in a hopeless place. Poetry collaboration

Hey everyone. Michaela of Maria Michaela poetry and I combined for this deeply symbiotic collaboration. We share a love for horror and romance, but since this is the holy week, we changed it a little.

Michaela wrote in bold italics and I did the light italics.

Hope you enjoy;

A cold wind swept through the land
And all was quiet
The rustling leaves and howling breeze
Was the only sound

Dead foliage scraped atop unhallowed ground
And wails of torment clawed from within
Misery writhing in obsidian soils

Dark days have finally come
Roots of sorrow digging deep underground
All is lost now, it would seem

Yes, the future bodes grim and gruesome
As death laughs in the face of love
And I search despondently
For I need you now more than ever

But the darkness seems to devour everything
I cannot see where your light is
Fear has gripped its cold hands
Upon my very soul

If one forsakes the other, we are both lost
If you succumb to despair, then evil consumes me as well
For in this game of soulmates,
Without hope, there can be no light

Though I cannot see you, I feel your love
It slowly warms my cold soul
I muster the courage to let it flow through me
I let your love fill my core
Hoping to spark a light from within

Tartarus has grown weary of our presence
For in our search we have held vigil, even in its darkest abyss.
A lonely light, and its forlorn spark
And when we ignite, even Hades will wretch
Spitting us out;
All the way to lover’s Elysium

For love will always find a way.

© judeitakali
© Mariammichaela


I do hope you enjoyed this.

Please go on over and explore Maria Michaela poetry for more from Michaela. She’s awesome.

The force is strong, lol.

Stay safe everyone, Stay loving.

N.B As I highlighted in this week’s previous collaborations, this Holy week on my site, is a week for posting collaborative work. I hope you stay tuned for just one more tomorrow.

49 Comments Add yours

  1. Aman Behra says:

    Wow! Such an amazing and beautiful collaboration. Fantastic poem.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so very much.

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  2. I love how this felt like a “call and response” a form of music most notably used as a coping mechanism for groups of people trying to survive some type of ordeal like slavery or long military marches. Was it your intent to make this a call and response poem? Or did it just come about naturally? The image of the girl made me read this as if it were a brother and sister trying to help each other survive. Maybe I am projecting. My brother and I don’t get along and are estranged, but he almost died recently and I realized as much as I hate for things that happened when we were children, I’d still throw him a rope to save him from drowning.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Oh, I think I get what you’re saying about a call and response. No, this was very natural I think. Just a flow.

      Thanks for sharing about your brother, family can be complex, but often both parties regret things done, and said, and it takes one to ‘be the bigger person’ and take the first step to making amends (easier said than done I know)

      I think this is more of romantic love in the poetry, but it’s not intimate so it can be neutral as well.

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    2. mariamichaela says:

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this. Like what Jude said, this was very natural. The love here can be interpreted in different kind of ways, I guess. Glad this spoke to you that intimately.

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      1. It’s great work! Poetry is my weakest form of writing and expression, but it’s always interesting to see how people interpret a poem in different ways. It wouldn’t be the first time I’ve completely missed the poet writer’s intent. It’s almost like learning to exercise a new part of my brain.

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  3. kittysverses says:

    Amazing flow of thoughts through the stanzas. Superb writing by both. 🙂

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Kitty. Glad you like 🧡🌷

      Liked by 1 person

      1. kittysverses says:

        You are welcome, Jude. 🙂

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  4. Ingrid says:

    I like the dark and ghostly imagery contrasted with the light here!

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Yes! I’m so glad you like that Ingrid 🌷
      Thank you for saying so.

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      1. Ingrid says:

        It’s my pleasure 😊

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  5. memadtwo says:

    Intense. You can feel the tension building. (K)

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Oh thanks alot K. I like that.
      I’ve saved a few of your posts, will be over in my next reading break

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      1. memadtwo says:

        Yes, life is too much sometimes. We can’t keep up with everything.

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      2. judeitakali says:

        Hehe, but we have to try. I’ll be there, you can bet.

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  6. Sadje says:

    You both have done a wonderful job.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Sadje 🧡💜

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re always welcome

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    2. mariamichaela says:

      Thank you, Sadje 😊

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      1. Sadje says:

        👍

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  7. Emotional and powerful combination, Jude… Really moving…

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Jaye. It was very enjoyable to write with Michaela

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      1. The results were amazing!

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  8. -Eugenia says:

    I could feel the emotions in this collaboration, Jude! “For love will always find a way.” – Beautiful finale. 🌹

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Eugi. This one just sort of happened, very little planning went into it, as do most of the collabs. Hope you’ve seen the rest from this week. Sorry I couldn’t come for the prompt but I still have till Thursday,

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      1. -Eugenia says:

        Most welcome, and the collabs are lovely. I’m trying to keep up, as well. My prompts are keeping me busy.

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  9. This is so wonderfully written! Great job, you two ✨

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  10. Diana says:

    A beautiful collaboration! Love the romance being found after the darkness ❤️❤️

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  11. mariamichaela says:

    Ha! That last paragraph you did is just amazing, Jude! I really loved this collaboration. Our different time zones and crazy busy week couldn’t deter us from this one. Truly loved the outcome and I’ve scheduled to post this in my page by Easter Sunday.
    Truly an honour to collaborate with you, Jude. 💙🌷

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  12. blogbyA says:

    Amazing rendition…so perfectly synchronised…my vote for more collaborations pls

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Aparna. ❤️

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      1. blogbyA says:

        Long time no see…hope u didn’t catch d virus

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      2. judeitakali says:

        No no, I’ve just been a little busier in the final stages of publishing my poetry and prose book. but I’m catching up as much as I can this week. 2hrs each night after today. Tonight I’m saving posts to read tomorrow. You’ll definitely see me. ❤️

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  13. A great collaboration, Jude. I lovely creepy undertone.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Robbie ❤️🧡💜

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  14. APPLAUSE!!! Beautifully coordinated and composed, Jude!! As for roots, they are being exposed to the light and so we can now see the horror in order to change that to love. SMILE!! Much love to you!! xo

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much dear Amy. ❤️🙏🏽

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  15. KL Caley says:

    This is lovely. Beautifully written. KL ❤

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Caley. ❤️

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  16. zepiskye says:

    Beautiful ❤️

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much. ❤️💜

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  17. That very hopeful ending. Nice!

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much. Always means a lot. 🙏🏽🍁

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  18. winfredatu says:

    Such a beautiful rhyme, following beautifully I could hardly believe it was written by two. And the end “love will always find a way” 🥰🥰🥰 I love it. Great piece ❤️

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    1. judeitakali says:

      So pleased you love it Winnie. 😍

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