Category Archives: From the heart

Memories of a Flanders field

The poppy’s power

to beautify corruption

will not diminish.

As ten thousand petals fall

then we will remember them

 

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Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 108, “Afraid & Grave,” #SynonymsOnly

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The dust of ages

covers the petrified bones

in the sepulchre.

Memories of ancestors,

unknown but not forgotten.

written for https://colleenchesebro.com/2018/10/30/colleens-weekly-tanka-tuesday-poetry-challenge-no-108-afraid-grave-synonymsonly/

 

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Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 107, “Haunt & Spell,” #SynonymsOnly #etheree

I

wandered

through the old

places where you

and I used to stroll

and hangout together,

as the memories flooded

in, bringing smiles tinged with remorse,

reminders that my life will go on

but the enchantment of those moments lost.

 

 

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#Weekly Tanka Prompt #119 Nature and Wilderness

Part of our Nature

is the pursuit of progress

and a life of ease.

Giving  in to temptation,

your soul is a Wilderness.

 

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100 Word Wednesday: Week 94 #100WW

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It was the first day of our guided tour. Myself and the other thirty passengers exited the luxury coach as we arrived at the forbidding wire mesh gates. I assumed that like me, all were on a personal pilgrimage.

i looked around at my fellow travellers, there was no look of expectant excitement on any of the faces. On the journey the atmosphere was subdued as everyone was visiting to bring closure to stories of their family’s fate.

Photography was allowed so I sent my drone up, instantly tears formed as it picked out the child’s toy on the roof.

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Ronovan writes #Haiku 224

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Art of the sailor,

with only stars and compass

the world made smaller.

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Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 106, “Ghost and Hollow,” #SynonymsOnly

The future beckons,

behind me lies the spectre

of my empty life.

While  you remain at my side

dark days are just memories.

 

 

 

 

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#Weekly Tanka Prompt #Poetry Challenge – Week 116 – Endangered & Animals

Plastic filled oceans,

deadly toxins in the air,

by the hand of man

the whole of life endangered,

who then are the animals

 

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Museum exhibit four hundred and thirty nine

Having recently heard of the recent death of Rick Turner, the archaeologist who played a major role in the identification of Lindow man, I thought I would post a relevant poem.

For me no stone at head or feet,
Buried ‘neath the sodden peat,
Full three times I died at the hands
of former dwellers in this land,
messenger to the gods my fate,
my kinsmen’s problems to relate
our hunting failures, weather woes
humiliation by our foes,
my message to our Gods was clear
but they pretended not to hear,
With wrists behind me tightly bound,
A cord around my neck was wound,
a rock against my temple dashed
then with a knife, throat crudely slashed
my patriotic chore now done
in Eden’s glade my spirit runs,
though from the earth my body raised
my final bed a tomb full-glazed,
and as I lie in endless slumber
my name forgotten, now just a number.

 

 

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#WEEKLY TANKA PROMPT #POETRY CHALLENGE – WEEK 113 – POVERTY & GIFTED-Sacrifice

poverty stricken

but hoping to do their best

for their gifted child,

they sacrifice everything

for a prosperous future.

 

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