Toxic collaboration. #poeticprose

By Pooja(Italics) and Jude(bold italics)

You came into my life like a snow storm in the middle of May,
And just like that you changed my life forever,
With you I learnt to expect the unexpected,
You were the only one that saw the real me,
And you were the one that shattered me beyond recognition,
You broke me every single day and yet you always put me back together,
Your diamonds turned into rhinestones,
Your red roses turned black,
And yet I know that you will always be the only one for me

When I cared you ignored. When I was mean, you clang on. What then should I have done, when all I wanted, was all of you.

I tried to hold on even when you pushed me away. I kept waiting for you to try. Even just a little.

It was easy to hurt you, but hard to see you cry. I told myself I’d try, but in the end I always knew you’d leave me.

A small part of me died every time you made me cry, until I no longer recognized the person in the mirror. I told myself I’d stay forever, but in the end I always knew I’d leave you.

Good riddance! I say each day. I’m sorry! I mourn each night. Cradling a glass of bitter whisky, for each dark lonely hour without you.

If leaving was for the best why do I cry myself to sleep every night? Why does your face haunt me in my dreams? Do you even care that I’m gone? Every night I fall apart wishing I was falling apart in your arms. You torture my very soul without even trying.

Alas you left me, smote like ash in the embers of our love
And just like that, you changed my life forever
I heard you’re happy now; with a new beau to boot.
I wonder, if like me you remember-
Each kiss, each tear, each bliss!
All the deepest darkest secrets we shared
But I know you regret nothing
Why would you–that burden is mine to carry
I will always be ash, swept away in the memories of our lost love
And I pray to never love again
For the love I bear, is a rotten love!

Β©Lifesfinewhine Β© judeitakali


Toxic love is quite the enigma. It’s been ages since my last collaborative post. I hope you enjoy this one. Eager to hear your thoughts in the comments (I think Pooja will pass by too).

I always enjoy working with Pooja(she’s cool peeps) Check out her wonderfully diverse and in my opinion model site here; Lifesfinewhine.

Stay safe everyone. Stay loving.

46 Comments Add yours

  1. Sadje says:

    How well you both have collaborated to explore the toxic love-hate relationship.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you Sadje. Glad you think soπŸ’œ

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome my friend

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  2. Wonderful collaboration. Powerful piece. Truly enjoyed.πŸ’•β€οΈπŸ’•

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thanks alot. Glad you like it GraceπŸ’œ.

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      1. My pleasure.πŸ’•

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  3. Ingrid says:

    This is so interesting: the subject is a minefield, but the two of you examine all of the angles so well!

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Yeah it’s very tricky. We sort of skimmed it a bit.

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      1. Ingrid says:

        I think you went into it quite deeply!

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      2. judeitakali says:

        Oh, yeah. Maybe it’s more like dressing the ugliness a bit.

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  4. Jane Aguiar says:

    I’m speechless, beautiful collaboration. Your dialogue look like real, so powerful

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Jane.

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      1. Jane Aguiar says:

        You are always welcome,Jude!

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  5. LaDonna Remy says:

    Your collaboration was nicely done. Toxic relationships truly pull us in many directions.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thanks LaDonna.πŸ’œ

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      1. LaDonna Remy says:

        πŸ’—πŸ’—

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  6. Beautiful, sad but at the same time, glad that person got away from it. Healing will take a while, but better off.

    Amazing work from you two. Well done! 🌷

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thanks alot Michaela. Yeah it does take time.

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      1. You’re welcome, Jude πŸ™‚

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  7. A brilliant collaboration! The lines blend so well the story come alive as one! Nice work Jude and Pooja.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you Suzette. πŸ˜ƒπŸ™πŸΎ

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    2. Pooja G says:

      Thank you!

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  8. memadtwo says:

    I really like the back and forth here. How our regrets can torture us! (K)

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Yeah. Toxic love is a lot of taking, and barely any giving.

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  9. Love can be toxic, I relate to some points raised by speakers in your poem. Yours is a brilliant collaboration. Skillfully written.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you very much Khaya. I’m glad you appreciate it. A deeper question is; if it’s toxic, is it still not love?

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  10. Daphny Aqua says:

    Such a wonderful collaboration, simply loving your takes on toxic love.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Hey Daphny. I’m glad you appreciated this one. πŸ™πŸΎπŸŒΌ

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      1. Daphny Aqua says:

        Its been a pleasure πŸ€—πŸŒΈ

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  11. Eugi says:

    I find your collaboration amazing! Such a skillful blending of words about toxic love. Bittersweet!

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you Eugi. Toxic love is indeed a very bittersweet kind of love. πŸ’œπŸŒΌ

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      1. Eugi says:

        Most welcome, Jude!

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  12. Jaya Avendel says:

    Collaborations are an amazing way to challenge each other in the writing of a poem and take a story in unexpected and sharp directions! Love the imagery and poignant writing here.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Jaya. You’ve summed it up so well. They do go in fun unexpected directions. πŸ™πŸΎπŸ’œ

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  13. Elizabeth says:

    Strong poetry!

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you Elizabeth.

      Like

  14. eunice says:

    Two good heads are indeed better than one …

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Much appreciated Eunice.

      Like

      1. eunice says:

        πŸ™

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  15. Pooja G says:

    Always a pleasure collaborating with you 😊

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      More than. πŸ’œπŸ€—

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  16. Nicely done! Not my favorite topic to think about. Hahaha. How often did I stay with Mr. Wrong, when I could have been free to find Mr Right?

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    1. judeitakali says:

      To love is to live. So don’t regret it too much.

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  17. Beautiful collab. Nice one guys!

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  18. amaniupendo1 says:

    This was a good collaboration 😁

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