Stay #MentalAwareness

Her eyes wrenched him from the clutches of reality
He was plunged to the very depths of fantasy
Their softness
Their fragility
It lent him strength
It woke purpose within desire
But alas when you wade too deep for too long,
You find things not meant to be found…

In those trenches of beauty there was fear
A dread that the outside was superficial
And the inside would always be empty
A panic that when the petals fell,
When the beauty withered,
Loneliness would remain

In her nightmare a dream took root
Sown by his pledge
Warmed by companionship
Watered by commitment
He would not abandon her to that darkness
For he had always known;
“From her heart grows a tree”
And it blooms through all seasons

Β© judeitakali

All images, Β©AmyRosePhotography


I hope you enjoy this. May we never abandon anyone to depression or despair.

It’s no secret that I hugely admire Amy Rose’s photography. I got permission last month to use her images linked above.

I’m also adding a branch to Melanie’s quote prompt“from her heart grows a tree”

Stay safe everyone, Stay loving.

54 Comments Add yours

  1. earthskyair says:

    This is a very beautiful and touching piece. And, yes, the photographs are fabulous!🌷

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so very much. Would be nice to know your name or aliasπŸ˜‡πŸ•ŠοΈ

      Liked by 4 people

      1. earthskyair says:

        Nancy here, nice to have made your acquaintance!🌷

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      2. judeitakali says:

        Nice to have made yours too. πŸ’œ

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  2. Sadje says:

    Beautiful photos to accompany your beautiful and thoughtful verses.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much dear SadjeπŸ˜‡πŸ•ŠοΈ

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome my friend

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  3. Janani says:

    β€œA dread that the outside was superficial
    And the inside would always be empty”
    Heart-aching lines! I’ve been missing your poems Jude. Glad to read this now. ❀️

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Hi Janani. Thank you so much. Means alot, your appreciation. I missed being here too. I’ll be over to yours soon. πŸ˜‡πŸ•ŠοΈ

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  4. Beautifully written, Jude and amazing photos. I’m a huge fan of Amy’s too

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Shweta. Yeah she’s amazing. πŸ˜‡πŸ•ŠοΈ

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      1. You’re welcome πŸ˜€

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so very much.

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  5. A deep poem well penned and I love Amy Rose’s photos.
    P.S. This poem reminds me of E.E. Cummings “I carry your heart with me”

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thanks alot. I appreciate it. πŸ™πŸΎ Lemme go read Cumming’s poem. πŸ˜‡

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      1. A pleasure πŸ™

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  6. henhouselady says:

    Your poem is beautiful and thought-provoking. I also loved the pictures.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much. I’m glad you like it. πŸ˜‡πŸ•ŠοΈ

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  7. I haven’t seen you for ages, Jude. I fabulous poem. Well done.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Roberta. I’m glad you like it. I was concentrating on finishing my first draft, for a month. I’m back now though.

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  8. Ingrid says:

    Poignant words and beautiful images Jude!

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Ingrid πŸ˜‡πŸ•ŠοΈ

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  9. Thank you so much for your contribution, Jude! I love it! It was so exciting to wait to see where the line would come in and you made me wait until the very end! Beautiful!

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Haha apologies for the wait. I wanted it to carry as much weight as possible wherever I put it. πŸ™πŸΎπŸ’œ

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      1. No apology needed! I loved it!

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  10. Diana says:

    Another stunning one, Jude. πŸ₯°πŸ˜ŠπŸŒΉ

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Apologies for the late reply. Thank you so much Diana.

      Liked by 1 person

  11. memadtwo says:

    I can see why you love these photos. And your poem is a wonderful realization of Melanie’s prompt. (K)

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much K. I’m glad to see you here. πŸ’œ

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  12. Ah, Jude, such lovely words and stunning photos!

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much EugiπŸ’œ

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      1. My pleasure, Jude! 🧑 πŸ’›

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  13. These photographs are gorgeous. You have written and presented it very beautifully. These lines” from her heart grows a tree and it blooms in every season”πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ‘πŸ‘

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Shami. I’m glad you enjoyed thisπŸ’œπŸ™πŸΎ

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  14. tanvibytes says:

    the poem was so beautiful, Jude! Loved the pics of the flowers, many were the same as the ones in my garden πŸ™‚

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Oh, you’re so lucky to have such blooms nearby. Thank you so much Tanvi. πŸ’œ

      Liked by 1 person

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      1. Mira & Irina says:

        Thank youuu..

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      2. Mira & Irina says:

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  16. Lesley says:

    A breathtakingly beautiful poem!

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so very kindly Lesley. πŸ™πŸΎπŸŒ»

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      1. Lesley says:

        You’re welcome. It was a joy to read. πŸ™‚

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  17. mariamichaela says:

    The images go so well with the verses. Very wonderful post, Jude

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Michaela. πŸŒ»πŸ™πŸΎ

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much πŸ™πŸΎ

      Like

  18. LaDonna Remy says:

    This is so beautifully written and full of thought provoking and image making verses. πŸ’—

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much LaDonna for supporting me.

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      1. LaDonna Remy says:

        β™₯️β™₯️

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