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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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#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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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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Portent of frost on an October evening

Fading to dull grey,

like old snow, a halo forms

in spiralling clouds.

Whiter yet the smiling disc

of the  early evening moon.

 

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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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Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge Energy & Value

When you find you can

greet each new day with vigour,

realise your worth

then, though there are challenges,

they will not overwhelm you

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Sue Vincent’s #Thursday photo prompt: #writephoto, parting of the ways

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Somehow we both knew

that this was where we should part,

go separate ways,

going round the obstacles

in the stony stream of life

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#WEEKLY #TANKA #PROMPT #POETRY CHALLENGE – WEEK 115 – SEASONS & HARMONISED

was it just by chance

or maybe some grand design

we may never know

but when the earth gained it’s tilt

it harmonised the seasons

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Glimpse of nature

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Through the sunlit glass,

two flower clocks floated by

hand in hand, rolling,

just content to be carried

on the gentle, Autumn breeze.

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