Unclaimed desires. #tankaprose

Colleen’s syllabic challenge

Only we can truly know,

the things that taint/feed our souls.

Reena’s exploration challenge

the puzzle of life
paths painted by tradition
a key missing piece
for souls come in special shades
and lost dreams turn to nightmares

I catch a glimpse of a forgotten dream; of whom she was and who we could have been, ignoring why we couldn’t be, and riding the tides of reminiscence; to the barren shores of my regret.

#writephoto

A portal through time
to find that missing feeling
dreams not meant to be
for more I look, more I crave
till hope festers to dismay

Eugi’s weekly prompt

I chased her back to better days; of cherry blossoms and purple moons. And though shadows lay in wait; of toxic ways and seismic moods, it’s what I’d always wanted!

For perfection was a dream, that had become a nightmare.

Β© judeitakali.


Hello everyone, I hope you enjoy this post and visit the great prompts I tagged within in.

September is my favorite month of the year. It’s a time i do not let anything dumpen my mood. It’s also my birth month, so yeah that’s a factor too, lol.

Stay safe everyone, stay loving.

62 Comments Add yours

  1. eunice says:

    Very thoughtful

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you Eunice πŸ™πŸΎ

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      1. eunice says:

        You are welcome

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  2. mariamichaela says:

    I just love how you put together this poem in relation to the different prompts.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much MariamπŸŒ·πŸ’œ

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  3. Sadje says:

    A thought provoking poem Jude.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you Sadje. πŸ™πŸΎ

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome!

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  4. Ingrid says:

    Beautiful, Jude! Do enjoy your favourite month 😊

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you Ingrid. πŸ™πŸΎπŸ’œ

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  5. Reena Saxena says:

    Your composition is beautiful as ever. The highlights are ‘paths painted by tradition, a key missing piece’ and

    I catch a glimpse of a forgotten dream; of whom she was and who we could have been, ignoring why we couldn’t be, and riding the tides of reminiscence; to the barren shores of my regret.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Reena. I’m glad you liked it. πŸ™πŸΎπŸ’œ

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  6. Reena Saxena says:

    Reblogged this on Reena Saxena and commented:
    Unclaimed desires …… by Jude Itakali

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  7. Great poem!Its very well thought of.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you kindly.πŸ™πŸΎ

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  8. Beautiful and insightful! πŸ˜€ I agree with Reena, the composition of that piece is fabulous; it has this dreamlike and ethereal quality where reality and dreams interact with each other!πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
    A truly magical write!πŸ™

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much for the appreciation. πŸ™πŸΎ

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      1. You are most welcome πŸ˜ƒπŸ™

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  9. Stunning composition, Jude! I feel the magic throughout the entire piece. Love the line “For perfection was a dream, that had become a nightmare.”

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much EugiπŸ’œπŸ™πŸΎ

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      1. Most welcome, Jude. 😊

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  10. Myrna Migala says:

    Happy
    Birthday! Love this post!

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Haha, more of birth month; birthday is a few weeks ahead.

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  11. VEry nice, Jude. Lost dreams turning to nightmares is something I shall reflect on.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you Robbie, it hit me like an epiphany πŸ™πŸΎπŸ’œ

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  12. I loved the way you incorporated all those prompts. Great job, Jude πŸ˜ƒ

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you Shweta πŸ’œπŸ™πŸΎ

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      1. You are welcome, Jude 😊

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  13. henhouselady says:

    i love how you penned this poem. There is so much passion here.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so very much.

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  14. Daphny Aqua says:

    Your poems execptional but this lune though πŸ”₯ “I catch a glimpse of a forgotten dream; of whom she was and who we could have been”

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Ooh I’m glad you like that one. Thank you so much πŸ™πŸΎπŸŒ·

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      1. Daphny Aqua says:

        Yoy’re most welcome 🌼

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  15. Chandra Lynn says:

    Oh my gosh. So good. I’m going to have to revisit these later today when I can settle down and really digest your words.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      I’m glad you enjoyed this. πŸ˜ƒπŸŒ·πŸ™πŸΎ

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  16. sammicakes says:

    Happy early birthday. Amazing work ❀

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Too early, I’d like one in a few weeks time.

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      1. sammicakes says:

        Of course!! My little sister’s birthday is at the end of the month too.

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      2. judeitakali says:

        πŸ˜ƒπŸ‘ŒπŸΎπŸŒ·

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  17. Jaya Avendel says:

    A beautiful tanka, especially in the last lines of the first one in which transformation takes place and encourages growth.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Jaya. πŸ™πŸΎπŸ’œπŸŒ·

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  18. Reblogged this on Frank J. Tassone and commented:
    #Haiku Happenings #5: judeitakali’s latest #tankaprose for Colleen Chesebro’s latest challenge (courtesy of Reena Saxena)!

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thanks alot for the reblog πŸ™πŸΎ.

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  19. Ah! Wonderful poem!

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you Sirishty. Happy you liked it.

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  20. Pratik says:

    Thoughtful and beautiful

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you kindly πŸ™πŸΎ

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  21. KL Caley says:

    Wonderful. What a lovely month too. I’ve added you to last weeks round-up Jude. Thank you for joining in. This week’s one is live now: https://new2writing.wordpress.com/2021/09/02/writephoto-bandstand/
    Thanks
    KL ❀

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you Caley. I’m still contemplating the bandstand.

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  22. anitaannabel says:

    I like the organization and the way you compiled the poems for each prompt πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘Œ

    GreatπŸ–

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Anita. I as much put the prompts into the piece as I tweaked the piece for the prompt.

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  23. Jules says:

    Happy Birthday!!!
    I’ve got other family and friends born in this fabulous month –
    as well as my wedding anniversary!

    Dreams that we cannot control can seem toxic.
    Yet we can find the strength to sally forth and be happy!
    Cheers, Jules

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Not yet happy birthday. That’s towards the end of the month 26th. but it is a birth month so I’ll take it.

      Yes we can always find strength. Thank you so much Jules.

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  24. amaniupendo1 says:

    Love the night sky in purple

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you Amani. Eugi’s prompt was great. πŸ™πŸΎ

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