Urban woes and promises #poetry #nature

Where did it go?
Where did it all come from?

#writephoto prompt

From the East, I used to welcome golden dreams
The rising of possibilities!
Sweet melodies chirped and whistled from leaf, branch and bramble
And I laid my future; brick by brick
Built the tower high to catch the scents of nature
And gaze upon the beauty of gifts given freely

Eugi’s weekly prompt

But what I saw, others craved
And what I loved, many abused
For those days are now gone
By stone and steel; brick and beam
The wilderness has changed

#whatdoyousee photo prompt

In this city of lights
The sunrise gleams unseen
And yet the darkness does not hold sway
The birds do not sing
And yet the sound of life still reigns supreme
The scents of nature are gone
But the fragrance of pastries and cuisines adorn every corner

These urban streets
A long cry from my tower of dreams
With many woes
But even more promises.

© judeitakali

Given the global exponential population rise,
are cities absolutely necessary to conserve nature?
If we can build upwards and as green as possible, is that where a future harmony with nature lies?


I hope you enjoy this. Looking forward to your thoughts.

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47 Comments Add yours

  1. Sadje says:

    Great take on all these prompts Jude. Food for thought here in your poem. Thanks for joining in my friend

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Very much my pleasure Sadje. Thank you so much.

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome 😉

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  2. vaniheart says:

    Wow 👏 😮 wonderful as always jude ❤

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Vani.

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  3. Chris Hall says:

    Well combined prompts, Jude! With an interesting question too. What future indeed for our cities?

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Chris.

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  4. -Eugenia says:

    Excellent take on all prompts and good question at the end, Jude! With more people being able to work from home, the future of our cities is questionable. Thank you so much for participating.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Eugi. A conundrum because we can’t keep fanning out and occupying everything..

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  5. Jaya Avendel says:

    I am saddened by this poignant story of where we began and where we have come to, yet still awakened to the realization there is beauty even in the pastries displayed at the street corners through your evocative words.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you Jaya. There’s good reason for cities but we must try not to fan out indefinitely. I think one of the solutions is expanding upwards, not sideways.

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  6. I love the way your poem includes so many different prompts, Jude. A brilliant and clever idea!

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Jaye, promoting has taken up much of my writing time so I have to make compromises and make the most of each post. The prompts did align tho, I look at them all and see which can be put together. If I had more time, I’d definitely approach each differently.

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      1. Time… is becoming a problem for us all, Jude…

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      2. judeitakali says:

        yeah, in the end it comes down to will, or does it?

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      3. Yes, usually will I or won’t I…

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  7. Well written…I also have some poetry on my post please have a look

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much. I’ll check it out.

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  8. Pallavi says:

    Future harmony with nature..sounds beautiful and I hope in the interest of our children that relationship is forged and forged strong! Your words as always were so heartfelt.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Pallavi. Glad you appreciate this.

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  9. Ingrid says:

    It’s an interesting idea to make out cities green havens. If we have to live in them anyway, why not? Beautifully written too!

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Ingrid. 🧡

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  10. This is a great poem, Jude.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      thank you so much Robbie.

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  11. KL Caley says:

    What a beautiful and thought-provoking post Jude. Thank you for taking the time to join in the prompt. I wish you every success with your campaign also.
    KL ❤

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Caley.

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  12. KL Caley says:

    Reblogged this on New2Writing and commented:
    A beautiful and thought provoking post.
    Given the global exponential population rise,
    are cities absolutely necessary to conserve nature?
    If we can build upwards and as green as possible, is that where a future harmony with nature lies?

    Liked by 1 person

  13. jazzytower says:

    Love your take on all these prompts🙂
    Also, I just ordered your book, really looking forward to the read. Good Luck!

    Pat

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Pat. it means more than you know.

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  14. I guess cities have already begun their contributions for more greener space. I’ve read about quite a lot of practical stories of maintaining vertical farms within office spaces. Maybe with time, as awareness shoots up, we can expect more green space than now in cities too.

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    1. Wonderful depiction of a contemporary issue, Jude!

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      1. judeitakali says:

        thanks alot Anisha. hope you are well.

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      2. I’m fine, Jude. Thanks! (:

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    2. judeitakali says:

      people are opening their eyes. thanks Anisha.

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  15. memadtwo says:

    Cities have plenty of the natural world still, or can, and should. It’s true they are better for conserving resources. But people love their cars and their own open spaces and their “freedom”. Many are unwilling to share any space, be it living or recreation. (K)

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    1. judeitakali says:

      at some point, we’ll realise it’s a group effort. those who live in the country and blend in harmoniously with the wildlife are okay i think.

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      1. memadtwo says:

        I agree Jude. And I hope you are right.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you 🙏🏽

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  16. Jules says:

    There was an article in the paper – some new city building (revamped) had put on a green roof to help absorb water so it wouldn’t end up in the sewer system. Also helps with heating and cooling the building with that added layer of insulation 😀

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    1. judeitakali says:

      That’s very inspiring ❤️

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  17. Arkopaul Das says:

    Beautiful ❤️❤️❤️

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much.

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  18. You have unique way of telling your side of the story.
    great blog (y)
    I really liked how you described about bird not singing, I a way of nature telling us to learn our lesson before major setback happens.
    yet we human are in our own heads.

    Also Jude,
    I have also written a blog on nature it’s called Earth- on reset mode
    link is below it would be great if you wanna check it out.
    along with that I have some other blogs written on selfceare too
    Have a great day! 🙂
    https://healthyhappybubble.wordpress.com/2021/05/28/earth-on-rest-mode/

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much for appreciating this. I’ve followed and saved some posts for the weekend.

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