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Soul-gazing and love’s doctrine #poetry


The death of love’s doctrine
Was a pain to behold
We watched it fade in our children
And wondered what signs we missed
What lessons were mistaught
For how could a Truth so strong it seemed eternal
Wither to dream and fairytale
Was it the dawn of self-love
Misunderstood by many, though not all
Awakening selfish trends
Ambitions that overlooked compassion
The Self at the expense of the bond
For who said one cannot love oneself
and still have love to spare for another

They tried to burn those words we hoped would guide them
But the flames blew out
For the winds of change
Would not accept this change
Love’s doctrine would survive.

Tall Tales Corner

An antic chandelier
From an age of mystics
Its crystals glisten
with light so soft it feels like starlight
and yet so loud
that when the wind gales
and the crystals chime
their voices wail
So flip that switch with caution
Lest you're trapped stargazing
Or rather, soul-gazing
For in perfection
we find the darkest secrets

Hope you enjoy these. For Sadje’s whatdoyousee and Caley’s writephoto.

Looking forward to your thoughts…




Author @JItakali on twitter

26 thoughts on “Soul-gazing and love’s doctrine #poetry

  1. Your first verse kind of reminds me of the ‘Puss in Boots’ animated movie I just saw.
    The lesson (partly) to be happy with what you have.
    It is difficult for some parents not to pass on their prejudices, though they try not to.
    And that is where the child must go beyond the boundies of the old and help to heal the new – with acceptance and hope.

    Your second verse could be the intro to a fantastic tale of reflection and capture… into another world. Like Alice’s looking glass. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you so much, Jules. I’m not too familiar with love prejudices, but the foundation for a child cannot be understated. Though life eventually steps in, those lessons can never truly fade.

      Yeah, the 2nd poem does evoke the supernatural. πŸ™πŸΎ

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