The One thing we must never lose #poetry

There are many things in this life;
Things we have, and yet take for granted.
Things we want, but cannot keep.
And things we hold on to at all costs.
But above them all,
Beyond even Faith and Hope,
Is the One thing we must never lose…

#whatdoyousee

This life wanes
And all hope dwindles
Tainted dreams-
Float astray
Despondent souls left behind
Fear running amok

“How did it come to this?”

Life’s oceans have rebelled
Their sandy shores whither
Embers of faith flicker
Dreams abandoned

“The future feels empty and grim”

Won’t you wake-
Oh love that all seek!
Heal divides
Cleanse grudges
Won’t you scour life’s poisoned shores
Find its bottled dreams?!

“All I have is love”

Leave me be, I beseech!
Yee dark secrets that plague
Yee decay of neglect
For Love, I wield!

“All I need; Is Love”

In moments of despair
I hold on to this prayer
When all else is hopeless
Love is the essence
The one thing I must never lose!

Β©judeitakali


For Sadje’s evocative #whatdoyousee image prompt

For Colleen’s syllabic challenge, I wrote the Shadormas in bold italics, and the Abhanga poems in light italics.

Hope you enjoy this.
Stay safe everyone, Stay loving.

65 Comments Add yours

  1. Ingrid says:

    Agreed! We must hold onto love at all costs πŸ™

    Liked by 4 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Ingrid.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. mariamichaela says:

    β€οΈπŸ’™πŸ’š

    Liked by 4 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      πŸ§‘πŸ’œβ€οΈ

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Sadje says:

    Oh absolutely right! Love gives meaning to life, and hope is alive with love. Thanks Jude for this beautiful poem

    Liked by 2 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      My pleasure. Thank you so much for the kind compliment. πŸ§‘πŸ™πŸ½

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome πŸ˜‰

        Liked by 1 person

  4. vaniheart says:

    When all else is hopeless
    Love is the essence, beautiful lines jude ❀❀❀

    Liked by 4 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Vani

      Liked by 2 people

  5. Beautiful Jude. Love always helps us to cross over when the going gets tough πŸ’œπŸ’™β€οΈ

    Liked by 2 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you dearly, Radhika πŸπŸ’œ

      Like

  6. Dora says:

    Beautiful.

    Liked by 4 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Dora.

      Liked by 1 person

  7. You are very romantic, Jude.

    Liked by 4 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      I don’t mean to beπŸ˜πŸ™πŸ½πŸ§‘

      Liked by 1 person

  8. Genuinely a wonderful message converted through the post πŸ‘Œ

    Liked by 4 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you very much. 🍁

      Like

  9. Jules says:

    True love is a power that outshines all shadow!

    Liked by 3 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      πŸ’œπŸ™πŸ½πŸ§‘

      Liked by 1 person

  10. Absolutely beautiful musings

    Liked by 4 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much.

      Like

      1. It’s a pleasure!

        Liked by 1 person

  11. Praiseworthy poetry! Such a wonderful stanza here:

    “Life’s oceans have rebelled
    Their sandy shores whither
    Embers of faith flicker
    Dreams abandoned”.

    Liked by 4 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Benjamin for your appreciation. It means more than you know. I’ve been catching up on saved posts and a couple of yours are in there somewhere so I’ll be reading soon.

      Liked by 2 people

      1. Welcome! And cool and thanks. Glad you’re doing well. Hope your poetry book turns out the way you want it!

        Liked by 2 people

      2. judeitakali says:

        Thank you πŸ‘ŒπŸΎ. πŸ™πŸ½

        Liked by 1 person

  12. Chris Hall says:

    Wonderful words, wonderful sentiment, Jude! Hold on tight πŸ™‚

    Liked by 3 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Chris. You know I am. πŸ™πŸ½πŸπŸ§‘

      Liked by 1 person

  13. memadtwo says:

    Very evocative Jude. Yes we must hold onto the light. (K)

    Liked by 4 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much K. Glad you like it. Love is the essence of all the others; hope and faith.

      Liked by 1 person

  14. -Eugenia says:

    Beautiful and wise words, Jude! Yes, we must hold onto hope and light.

    Liked by 3 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Eugi. Love most of all❀️

      Liked by 1 person

      1. -Eugenia says:

        My pleasure, Jude! 🌷

        Liked by 1 person

  15. Donna-Luisa says:

    You must be in love…very well written 😊🌺

    Liked by 3 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Haha. Thank you so much.😁 I was writing about wholesome love mostly, not so much romantic love.
      The kindness and compassion bit mostly.

      Liked by 1 person

  16. Love is the key to humanity’s remembrance we are brothers and sisters. If we loose love, we loose not only our humanity but ourselves as well. Oh, Jude, this poetry really moved me. Bless you!!! xo

    Liked by 4 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Amy. You completely see eye to eye with me on this.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Yes I do!!! Bless you!xo

        Liked by 1 person

  17. Sara says:

    Your words and images create such beauty here. πŸ’•

    Liked by 3 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Sara

      Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much for the reblog.

      Like

  18. Suma Reddy says:

    Lovely Poem of love essence.πŸ₯°πŸ’–

    Liked by 2 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much. πŸ™πŸ½πŸ

      Like

  19. Aparna says:

    THERE ARE INDEED MANY THINGS IN LIFE,
    BUT THE WAY YOU PUT WORDS TOGETHER TO WEAVE A POEM IS JUST AWESOME 😁😁

    Liked by 2 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Oh thank you so much. This just made my night.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Aparna says:

        β˜ΊοΈπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜…

        Liked by 1 person

      2. judeitakali says:

        I’ll be promoting my poetry book tomorrow. If you’re interested, look out for my post.

        Liked by 1 person

      3. Aparna says:

        SURE
        LOOKING FORWARD FOR YOUR POST TOMMORROW πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

        Liked by 1 person

      4. judeitakali says:

        Hey, I had to reschedule for tomorrow because of some last minute tweaks.😌

        Liked by 1 person

      5. Aparna says:

        OH NO I WOULD HAVE TO WAIT MORE πŸ€”
        BUT THAT’S OKAY
        PATIENCE AND WAIT IS JUSTIFIED FOR GREAT PIECE OF ART πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

        Liked by 1 person

      6. judeitakali says:

        πŸ™πŸ½πŸ’œπŸ§‘πŸŒ·

        Liked by 1 person

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