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Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 93, “Inspiration & Plan,” #SynonymsOnly, Enemy in sight.

life-is-likea-cup-of-tea

Unfurling the map,

Our foe is there, he points, for

added impetus.

Fear for homes and families

makes our resolve yet stronger

 

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Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge NO. 92, “Bewitch & Treasure,” #SynonymsOnly, tales from the Argo

life-is-likea-cup-of-tea

By lust for riches

and impolite behaviour

we became swine.

Jason through  his piety

made Circe reverse her spell.

 

 

 

 

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#Weekly Tanka Prompt #Poetry Challenge – Week 103 – Summer & Breeze

Doldrums 

On the calm waters

the majestic vessel sits

in expectation.

Captain and crew all waiting

for signs of a Summer breeze.

 

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COLLEEN’S WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 91, “MAGIC & GREEN,” #SYNONYMSONLY

Reaching for the stars.

Bewitched by false charms

while still inexperienced,

seeking affection.

Preying on naivety

soon their lust brought her ruin.

 

 

 

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COLLEEN’S WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 90, “Give & Receive,” #SYNONYMSONLY

 

Make a donation.

Your heart torn by emotion

trying to ignore

the bowls thrust out forlornly

expecting to get nothing

 

 

 

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COLLEEN’S WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 89, “DRY & WET,” #SYNONYMSONLY

life-is-likea-cup-of-tea

bathed in despair,

our hopes and wishes arid,

whilst traversing

the desert of ignorance

in the search for forgiveness

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Sue Vincent’s #Writephoto #tanka Sky swimming

 

dawn

Swollen scarlet shoals

swim in the pale blue waters

framed for an instant

the golden halo stretches

out it’s hands to cradle them

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#Weekly Tanka Prompt #Poetry Challenge – Week 100 – Celebrations & Century,

How nostalgia works.

A hundred years pass

another generation

join celebrations,

hoping each new century

will be as good as the last

 

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Paintstorm

When the leaf-stained sky

forms a canvas for the wind’s

deep pastel palette

I watch the artist’s brush strokes

through a blur of misty tears

 

 

 

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The crossroads

the eyeless corpse turns

as the cage swings in the breeze

squawking, the crow flies,

below, wide eyes fill with tears

gazing upon my father

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