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Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 150 #SynonymsOnly

1FC18AC1-FC35-4973-A8CF-18EEC7FFD143 With a hungry child,

the rent man knocking, calls for

desperate measures,

those who buy her services 

seldom gain or give delight

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Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #275 Wail&Wake



Listen to the wail

of the soul that cannot wake,

day of reckoning.



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COLLEEN’S 2019 WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #146 Synonyms only ~Fall & Give ~Fading light

In the beginning

actions at first thought funny

then a little odd,

descent into psychosis

served to provide the answer


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Sue Vincent’s weekly challenge #writephoto #Aflame


After four hours of half-running, mainly stumbling, over the rough ground we allowed ourselves to rest. Karen placed her rucksack on one of the many granite rocks strewn over the hillside and started to rifle through it. Her fingers feverish, her gaze intense. The marks of recent tears etched on her soot and earth-stained cheeks. Occasionally she would look over to the West where the late evening sun had set the heavens aglow. It wasn’t the crimson streaked golden glow of the sun that worried us. It was the impetus given to the spectacle by the raging fires from which we were escaping. I wanted to put my arms around her, tell her everything was all right but we both knew it would be a lie. Everyone’s homes were in ruins, razed to the ground. Whole families erased or trapped helpless in the area of devastation. It was only by sheer luck we had managed to escape. We had seen no other persons in our flight; surmising on the possibility that we may ave been the only ones left. All we knew was that we had to keep on moving, get as far away as possible and then try to find if there were any more survivors of the catastrophic onslaught. But I only knew that if we didn’t rest now, take stock of the situation and plan our strategy there could be no tomorrow to hope for.




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Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 137 #SynonymsOnly

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Each variety

of animal, fish or plant

lost to extinction,

will by way of Nature move

mankind down the same sure path

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Friday Fibonacci, Crossing the lines

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for the shrill

blast on the whistle,

a warning to the unwary,

or a promise of release to the broken-hearted.

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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


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


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


Lo’ the storm cometh,

intoned the one with fierce eyes.

No one turned away.



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