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Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge. Global & Warming #tanka

p-challenge-header (1)Multi-national,

a word with so much meaning

oft-times menacing

Cheering only to owners,

shareholders and Directors

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What do you See? April/09/2019

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And God looked down from on high at the gathering below. She smiled in order to put them at their ease, for arrayed in a circle below was a representative from all the nations of the Earth. Chosen at random and summoned while in an enchanted state, none had a recollection of how they had come to be here or why they had been so chosen. God enfolded them in her arms and in soft tones began to speak. Speaking in tongues so that all the gathering were able to understand the message she imparted. To emphasise her imparted warning a loud rumbling began to emanate from the very bowels of the Earth and the earth opened giving all assembled a glimpse of the infernal future for the planet. A certainty if these messengers were unable to convince their fellow countrymen throughout the world of the necessity for change. God released the people from their spell to return and begin their work. It was now dependant upon the inhabitants of the planet if they wished to avoid the second great flood. A flood of fire of their own making.

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RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #245 Easy&Ride

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Taking it easy,

we’re just along for the ride,

beware the free lunch.

 

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RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #241 Storm&Fierce

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Lo’ the storm cometh,

intoned the one with fierce eyes.

No one turned away.

 

 

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Six word story challenge #Escapee

”I have only one way out.”

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First Line Friday: January 4th, 2019

The borderlands grew wider and wilder every year. Old Seth had had plenty of years in which to note the changes. Now he felt tired. Of working, of the burning desert sun, of his aching limbs, failing eyesight and his life in general. 

Every year there were more repairs needed in the shack and since his two, now adult boys never thought to visit no-one was able to give him a hand. Neighbors never called, in fact it had only just dawned on him that he had no neighbors. The encroaching desert sands and ever increasing summer temperatures had cleared the land far more thoroughly than a team of property developers ever could.

He was beginning to regret the lack of trees. Nowhere to organise a good hanging, even if it was your own. He sat down on one of the scorched boulders and idly ran the sand through his fingers, perhaps he could will himself to death in the way the old occupiers  of the land did.

Resolved to try he closed his eyes.

Whether by accident or design the midday sun saved him the effort. Four days later the body was discovered when a real estate team happened to be passing on their way to his farm.

 

 

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#Alphabet haiku ‘W’

Woefully we watch

worldwide waters warm within,

wandering whales weep

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RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #230 Exist&Today

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It seems we exist

thinking only of today,

blinkered  perspective.

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