Hopes and fears. A #shadorma tale

Hopes and fears. A #shadorma tale

At the end
my journey begins
At sunset
the soul’s path
Hope’s music shelters terror
Bandstand beginnings

The person I see in the mirror is not me.

It hurts that I’ve lived with this stranger for so long

In my bandstand of dreams, the shadows grow long
Who am I, and who must I be?
What do I want, and what wants me most?
The darkness hungers! It pines for my soul! For all hope to fail; and to fill it with despair


Why not now?!
Take me or leave me!
Igrow tired!
This haunting-
It devours and rots within
Savours my demise

I trudge a world of billions
And yet my journey is lonely
Round each bend there is no end
The road goes on
And evil stalks my every step
A scrape on gravel
A snap of twig
Nightmares closer than dreams

The light calls
But it never comes
I hold on-
To a glimpse
To a future beyond woe
To you; my darling!


The person I see in the mirror is me; without you!

© judeitakali

If you missed my last post, then you missed me saying my September is a month for dark writings, though I don’t know how romance crept into this at the end. I hope you enjoy it.

Always eager for your thoughts.

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Stay safe everyone, Stay loving. I’ll be catching up with your sites tomorrow.

57 responses to “Hopes and fears. A #shadorma tale”

  1. I love the way that sweet photo turned your dark piece around like that; reading it up to that point, I was feeling so forlorn. 😢😊
    PS How’s the novel coming along, Jude?

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  2. Wonderful journey of thoughts, or soliloquy with yourself! I like your wandering thoughts Jude. I’m glad you were able to include my photo in your poem. Thanks

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    • Thank you so much Xtine🙏🏾
      I just changed my mind at the last with the final prompt which if I’d placed at the beginning, would have allowed for a somber or even nervy ending.

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  3. “The person I see in the mirror is not me.
    It hurts that I’ve lived with this stranger for so long” This line gets me. Loved the pictures you used the the way you take us through your whole poem. 🙂

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  5. Some months seem to cast longer shadows. ‘Round my parts it is December when the days are short and what ever sun shines seems only to gift shades of grey.

    I don’t think we have to be Narcissistic but I think loving ourselves can help us see the twin lights of hope and love.

    Some journey’s seem like they will never have an ending. I wonder how some of the folks who reach into their 100’s feel about how their lives have played out. If they are still able mentally to think…


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