Peacock dreams #prose #poetry

Have you ever had a dream and let it slip away?
Was it life’s changing dynamics that blew you in unforeseen directions,
Or did the universe gift you blessings beyond even dreams?
Do you still think about that dream,
Do you still want it,
And does a dream ever truly disappear?

A friend once told me that most people dream too small.
That their ambition is mediocre, tantamount to laziness.
And their conviction is so frail it’s hilarious-
Would you agree with this view?
Is it a weakness of mind to have a simple dream?
Is one unserious to crave a tiny pleasure
Or is bliss exclusive to those who reach the stars?

Is my dream here-
shrouded in this mist?
Why does it hide?
How must I find it?
Shall I wait,
shall I seek,
or shall I prepare-
Make my mind beautiful
Make my soul a gem
Then spread with peacock glamour
And coax that dream from the shadows

Author copies finally came.

I dreamt of a world with a place for all types
yet with types who cannot find their place
I dreamt it
I called to it
I prepared
It took a while but at last it came
It came with tales of hidden places
Places in mist, shadow, and light.

Signed these limited-edition copies with some poetry.

Life blows us hither and dither.
Old dreams disappear and new ones are born.
For many, all belief in dreams is engulfed by reality
But to have no dream, to not chase a soul’s demands,
is to feel a certain incompleteness
where at every milestone,
no matter how beautiful or successful
there is still something missing;
That tiny pleasure –
from that simple dream

1st satisfied customer with their copy.

Couldn’t manage more than 25copies but good news is that they all sold out. I’m back hard at work on the 2nd book of this trilogy; hope to see you there.

Copyright judeitakali

Realms of the Mist on Lulu

41 responses to “Peacock dreams #prose #poetry”

  1. A beautiful poem with thought provoking questions, amidst dilemma and hopes. Thank you, Jude.

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    1. My pleasure and Thank you too Eunice,

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      1. The pleasure is mine.

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  2. Awesome poetry! May you continue to be successful like this.
    Congratulations once again,Jude! πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you so much Jane.πŸ’œ

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      1. You are always welcome, Jude.πŸ’œ

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  3. Beautiful, Jude πŸ’•πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you HarmonyπŸ€πŸ˜‡

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  4. May all your dreams come true, Jude! Lovely, insightful verse. πŸ’™

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    1. My fingers are always crossed, Punam. Always. thank you my friend.🀍

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  5. I love this book! I’ll have to order a copy. πŸ’œπŸ’šπŸ’›

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    1. Oh shucks. This in itself is from a dream.😊❀

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  6. You are an inspiration to every dreamer Jude. (K)

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    1. Hehe, maybe just a little for my efforts. Success is what usually inspires, i think.

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  7. A beautiful poem Jude. Congratulations my friend on the success of your book.

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    1. Thank you so much Sadje. I take the little rewards as they come, and i work harder to do better and be read much more- the hardest part.

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      1. You’re most welcome my friend. I like your ambition.

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        1. many ups and downs but as long as i keep getting those bits of bliss, it is well with my soul.

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          1. All the best my friend

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  8. Beautiful poem Jude. I don’t think any dream is ever too small. It’s best to have a dream than not one at all 😊

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    1. Thank you Michaela. You’re definitely right.πŸ€πŸ’œ

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  9. Sometimes the best dreams are the simplest ones, but even those dreams need lots of effort, self-work, and dedication. Gorgeous poem ❀ < 3

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    1. Thank you so much Sammi. Yes, i agree. We definitely need all those three.

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  10. Some dreams might be simple but it is not laziness, some happiness just lies in the simple things. As for me I had a dream once upon a time but gave it up due to some reasons and that was the worst phase of my life but now I am where I want to be, living the dreams I dreamt before. 😊

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    1. I’m excited just finding this out. I’m sort of chasing my dream, “living with it” but not ‘living it’ as I’d like. I still need to do it better, but no shortcuts I guess.

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      1. Yeah there are no short cuts in life, take the high way and that is where you can taste the sweet taste of success. 😊

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    2. would like to know more about the dreams you’re living tho.

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      1. My dreams and happiness lies in the simplest things, I have a secure job, I write, I blog and along the way I am taking part in some anthologies and I earn enough to fulfil a wish I always had since I was a kid that is to do as much as I can for the orphans, those little things in life are the dreams I live. πŸ™‚

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  12. Me ha parecido muy bonito.

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  13. What a lovely way to sign a book! Fantasy authors always have big and vivid dreams, eh Jude? πŸ’œ

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    1. Thank you Chris. Yeah. Dreams too big to stay locked away in one’s head.

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      1. πŸ‘βœοΈβœοΈβœοΈ

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  14. Our dreams, no matter how simple or how complicated are ours to work through. We should never give up on our dreams because they present themselves in our minds for a reason. I’m so happy for you and the success of your book.

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    1. Thank you so much Eugi for these encouraging words. Maybe my book isn’t a success but it is a step towards it i hope.

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      1. Never give up and be patient. πŸ˜‰

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  16. Hi Jude, this is a lovely poetic story. I agree that some people dream much bigger than others. It achieve big, you have to dream big.

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    1. I do treasure your wisdom.πŸ€©πŸ™πŸΎ

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    1. Thank you so much.

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