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Colleen Chesebro #Weekly Poetry Challenge NO. 54. Ghost & haunt

The three ghosts appeared

each a haunting tale to tell

their messages plain

Let us watch the tale unfold

and witness transformation

 

Memories only

haunt these ancient hallowed halls.

Ghosts in the mind

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Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge No. 53 # tanka

High above the mist

an unmistakable shape

rock of Avalon

And though our search was ended

our life’s quest had just begun

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Colleen’s weekly poetry challenge #Haiku #Tanka #Haibun Spirit and Joy

haiku

May the Holy Spirit

bring you joy everlasting

by the Grace of God

tanka

Typically British, don’t you know

A cricket fan’s joy

lies in seeing the two teams

playing by the rules.

As players we should always

keep the Spirit of the game.

Haibun

The Queen, God bless her

A toast to bring joy to all

of British spirit

On the occasion of the announcement of a major Royal event, such as engagement to marriage, the birth of a child or significant Royal birthday it was customary for a signal  to be transmitted to all serving members of the British Armed Forces wherever they were, be it on ships or on land in all corners of the world. The signal was generated and was usually personal from Her Majesty The Queen inviting all to join with her in celebration. The instruction would be given to, “Splice the mainbrace!” All were then entitled to draw a free drink which had to be consumed immediately and generally accompanied by the toast as described above. In a true spirit of cameraderie, great joy was felt by all at her generosity.

 

 

 

 

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The silent scream, (inspired by language of the heart)

She could not hide it

a tell-tale tear moved slowly

to her downturned lips

unsaid I read the meaning

of one sad, simple gesture

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Colleen’s weekly poetry challenge #49 Tanka 

Evening balloon.jpgThe balloon soars high

all the waiting is over

up to the heavens

Checking  the pressurised suit

ready for freefall descent

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Storm in the East

Echoes of thunder

following the silver darts

high above the clouds 

Upturned faces, some with smiles,

the frowns stem from memory

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Colleen’s #weekly poetry challenge #47

Tanka

Her dark eye shadow

applied with the lghtest touch

enhanced her beauty.

Beauty that ensnared many

and would lead them to their doom

 

 

 

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Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge # 45 Hate & Pride

Tanka

Their banners unfurled

chanting lines of marching men

defending their homes

No hate lies within my chest

but admiring of their pride

Haiku

Hate spills from thin mouths 

as marchers proclaim their pride.

Tension all around.
 

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