Paths of a dreamer #poetry and prose.

Soft wondering breeze
Searching barren everglades
Nourishing a dream

#whatdoyousee

Where do you go when you’ve given your all but you know you’re not yet finished?
You go to the next level!

My absence for the last couple of weeks has been due to a mammoth effort; striving to finish the penultimate draft of my upcoming novel. (before it goes to the editors)

It is a task that has become a dream
And a dream that has become a task
When the mind goes numb
But the goal keeps hounding at your soul
You keep pressing those keys
Existing in reality
But living amidst the pages
Oh how you love your characters!
How you adore their world
But how do you go beyond your ability
How do you transcend?

I dip a thought in minds I admire
Turn the pages of those who’ve made worlds beyond comprehension
And I say to myself;
What I must do – I have!
What I cannot do – I must!
How I’m supposed to do it – I do not know!
But I imagine and I write
Press key after key
Smile here, groan there
Try this, try that
Knowing perfection often lies in flaws
And flaws make us who we are

So I mould a cauldron of imagination
Add gallons of mystery and wonder
Spice it with hot peppers of love; savory and bitter
Sprinkle heartbeats of horror
And a seasoning of hope
And when I stir, I stir anticlockwise
For a chance at defying destiny
For in order to transcend
The dream must be wrested from fate’s unyielding grip!

A stranger in a strange land
Who thought he saw an Angel in the marble
And he curved until he set him free
A mistake,
Or destiny?!

#writephoto.

Β© judeitakali


Auspiciously, I wrote this before looking at any of my regular prompts. I just added a little. I’m taking it as a sign that the writing stars are aligned, lol.

Sheer will has kept me writing and editing these last 10days but I decided to give ‘will’ a rest too. I’ll be back at it tomorrow. It’s not writer’s block, I guess I just needed a night off.

When I can, I’ll visit. Otherwise you can expect me back mid-october. Wish me well, lol.

Stay safe everyone, Stay loving.

62 Comments Add yours

  1. Reena Saxena says:

    You describe the process so well. Best wishes for completing the task at hand.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Reena.

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  2. Reena Saxena says:

    Reblogged this on Reena Saxena and commented:
    Paths of a dreamer ….by Jude Itakali

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  3. Sadje says:

    First of all, I wish you all the best in your endeavors.
    Secondly, thanks for including my prompt in this heartfelt poem. It does work very well with all the prompts.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you kindly Sadje. Trust that the universe will manifest those wishes. πŸ™πŸΎπŸ’œ

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      1. Sadje says:

        I hope they will.

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  4. Daphny Aqua says:

    Your writings take me to an imaginational journey which is absolutely incredible. Wishing you the best for whatever task you have in hand ❣

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Daphny. It means alot. πŸ™πŸΎπŸ’œ

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      1. Daphny Aqua says:

        You’re most welcome πŸ’žπŸ˜Š

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  5. willowdot21 says:

    Wishing you every success with your book πŸ’œπŸ’œ

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thanks a bunch Willow πŸ’œ

      Like

      1. willowdot21 says:

        πŸ’œπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ

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  6. All the best, Jude! 😊

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thanks alot Sirishty 🌷

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  7. Chris Hall says:

    As Reena has said, your words describe the writer’s journey really well, Jude. I’m there at the moment, squeezing those final scenes out and offering the rest another lick of polish. My target is aligned with yours; that’s auspicious! Write on, my friend…

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Hehe. Yeah it’s definitely a good sign. Thank you so much Chris and I send you all the best wishes in finishing yours.

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      1. Chris Hall says:

        βœπŸ“πŸ’–

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  8. moaninglisa says:

    I seriously love your writing

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much πŸ™πŸΎ

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  9. memadtwo says:

    Good luck Jude. I know you will reach your goal. (K)

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much K

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  10. Ingrid says:

    I am fighting my way through a redraft of my first novel so I understand the work involved. You describe it so well!

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    1. judeitakali says:

      I’m glad I’m not alone in this. πŸ™πŸΎπŸ˜Œ

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  11. It is a treat to read your words, Jude. All the best and take care.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Punam. πŸ™πŸΎπŸ’œ

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      1. My pleasure, Jude. πŸ’™πŸ˜Š

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  12. I feel this! Great poem about the writing process, Jude! I like the pictures you chose to go with it too! I am cheering you on to succeed! You can do it!

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    1. judeitakali says:

      I keep telling myself this, even when doubts creep in, but it feels soooo good to hear it from someone else. So refreshing. Thank you πŸ’•πŸ™πŸΎMelanie

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  13. mariamichaela says:

    Lovely post, Jude. Thank you for gracing us with this. All the best with your novel.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thanks Michaela ❣️ Glad you liked it. πŸ™πŸΎ

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  14. You got this. πŸ™‚

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank a lotπŸ™πŸΎπŸ’œ

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  15. Good luck in your endeavors, Jude! Sending hugs and lots of magic your way. 🀩

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Eugi. I’ll be singing “I got the magic in me” after this. 😊

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      1. πŸ’–πŸͺ„

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  16. Bravo to you, Jude. I like your drive and ambition. Pace yourself and get some rest. I need to take my own advice. As always, I’ve enjoyed your magical poetry. Good luck and let me know when you publish! ❀

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Aiming for spring 2022, but need to be close or at the final product by end of this year.

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      1. Excellent. I’ve got one more to publish by December and then I done for awhile. ❀

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      2. judeitakali says:

        Ooh, that’s amazing news Colleen. If mine does well, there’s a chance it’ll be a trilogy. The world is rife with so much potential and I envision it beyond one book.

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      3. Good for you, Jude. Think big always! ❀

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  17. Aveee says:

    Very beautiful! Thank you for sharing and good luck with your book!! Wishing you the upmost success and prosperity πŸ™

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you very much for the wishes. πŸ’œπŸ™πŸΎAnd the appreciation.

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  18. Good luck with your novel! Lovely poetry πŸ™‚

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so very much πŸ™πŸΎπŸ’œ

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  19. I am thrilled to know you are making good progress with your writing, Jude. My has been slow due to work demands.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Hi Roberta. We really do need to have that callπŸ™πŸΎ

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  20. Beautiful✨❀

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Shreya.

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  21. alber0239 says:

    Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android

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  22. I hope your novel is going well. I have had a break in posting myself stuck with writers block 😱 I enjoy your work very much and I appreciate your writing style.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you very much Kristi. It’s going at least πŸ˜…

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  23. s.s. says:

    Your writing stars are definitely aligned Jude! Good luck on your manuscript. Thank you for writing. It’s lovely to read ☺️

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you Sangeetha πŸ’œ

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  24. Jules says:

    Continued success!! But yes attempt some rest in between πŸ˜€

    Ha! ‘Counter(anti)clockwise’… is like ‘dialing’ a (rotary) phone – how many still know what those terms refer to?

    “Cell” has a whole new meaning today too! (((Hugs))) ~Jules

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    1. judeitakali says:

      I confess I don’t know rotary phones that well😨.
      I think I’ve got a good rhythm now, with some rest.

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      1. Jules says:

        Ah – not to worry. There will be things your own children will not recognize of your own youth… some day πŸ˜‰

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  25. NILE KALIK says:

    Make it your business to live in your purpose & fruition as best you can time is borrowed you can’t get it back .

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    1. judeitakali says:

      πŸ™πŸΎ

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