To forget love #poetry #shadorma

mi Amor
my soul’s a dither
Sing to it
hold me tight
Lest I flutter to darkness
Growing blind to love

Love
Long have I longed
Lust
Long has it lasted
Loss
Long will it ache!
Love falls like rain upon my desert heart
Too much at once, yet too little
Touches that ought to be embraces
Embraces too rushed to ignite passion
For subtlty is love’s greatest addiction
Until the coin flips and too little becomes too much
When smiles and waves mirage desire
When simple flirts and caresses profess undying vows
“You love me,” I’m quick to think
“Do you love me?” I’m quicker to doubt
“This cannot be love!” I conclude in fear
What love Was, will never be what love Is
And since you’ve been gone, I do not recognise love
I bemoan its timelessness
For when two souls touch, they may live a lifetime in that moment
And a part of me still dwells in old love’s vacuum
Endless
Haunted
Unfound and Unfinding

mi Amor
Your kisses linger
yet dwell not
I am lost
The breadcrumbs left to follow
all lead back to pain

Love cleaves my heart assunder
Reason flickers and dies within the detritus
Emotion skulks
And hope is smothered beneath the shadows
deceived by tasteless bliss
blinded by memory
Drifting to a nameless darkness

mi Amor
I have leased my heart
Let me go
Turn away
Lost loves have pitched their tombstones
Flowers I must take!

I look and see you
I listen and hear you
I grope and feel you near
But still, I do not recognise Love.

#whatdoyousee

©judeitakali

Colleen’s tankatuesday – the 3 shadorma poems in bold italics

Sadje’s #whatdoyousee

A bit of broken hearted poetry today. One more week of exams, just two papers to go.

Stay safe everyone, Stay loving.

34 responses to “To forget love #poetry #shadorma”

  1. Very beautifully written Jude. Your words carry the emotions in an amazing way. Thanks for joining in.

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    1. Thank you so much, Sadje, for always encouraging.

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      1. My pleasure dear friend

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  2. The composition of the poem is very beautiful, Jude! I loved this. 😍

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    1. Thank you so much, Jane, for the appreciation.

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      1. Always welcome,Jude.

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  3. Hi Jude, your romantic poems are lovely. Another poetic triumph.

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    1. Thank you so much, Robbie. Means a lot.

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  4. Heartbreakingly beautiful, Jude!
    All the best for the remaining exams.

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    1. Thank you so much, Punam.

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  5. You are so romantic Jude. (K)

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    1. Thank you, K. I try to be an exciting and thrilling writer but romance seems to have latched on.

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  6. The last line is sad. Very powerful emotions there, Jude.

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    1. Yeah, as we grow our propensity for handling heartbreak increases, but we should not forget how devastating it can be the first time. And that stays with many for a long time afterwards.

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  7. Beautiful penning, Jude! 💕 Good luck with your exams.

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    1. Thank you so much, Eugi.

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      1. My pleasure, Jude.

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  8. Heartbreaking. All the best for your exams, Jude. 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Kitty.🙏🏾

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  9. You are a romantic through and through! Bravo on another profound love poem. ❤️

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    1. Thank you, Colleen. I want to be exciting and mysterious, but alas. *sigh

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  10. beautiful poetry, keeping the heart open

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    1. Thank you so much for the appreciation.

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  11. ‘For when two souls touch, they may live a lifetime in that moment’ – so beautiful and true, Jude!

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    1. Thank you so much, Ingrid. For appreciating.

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  12. Gorgeously sad. Good luck with exams.

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    1. Thank you so much for appreciating.💖

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  13. I enjoyed how you linked the two prompts. I read somewhere that some of the royal family don’t share homes much less bedrooms. One couple at one palace, each had their own room plus a room when they did want to get together. Not how I would spend my marriage. But if it works for them who am I to judge?

    When my hubby was working and traveled… It wasn’t always easy to be alone. But now that he is retired, well it is nice to have him close. 😀

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    1. That is indeed a happy ending.🤍

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