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#Weekly Tanka Prompt #Poetry Challenge – Week 114 – Emotions & Healing

Aroused emotions

yield to the healing powers

of quartz and crystal

with just one touch of the stone

regain peace and harmony

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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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Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 101, “Plan & Finish,”

Start with an outline

then expand your ideas

end with a flourish

the layman’s guide  to writing

just another fantasy

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#Weekly Tanka Prompt #Poetry Challenge – Week 112 – Hope & Observing, An optimist’s view

Through the fields of hope

we walk, eyes and ears open

but often blinkered,

observing yet ignoring

the obstacles in life’s path

 

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#Weekly Tanka Prompt #Poetry Challenge – Week 111 – Climate & Energy

Sensing the climate

of the office being cool,

we all donned our frowns

the sexual energy

was gone, never to return

 

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Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 99, “Change & Defy,” #SynonymsOnly

life-is-likea-cup-of-tea

Great men ever try

to thwart their peer’s inertia

and alter the world

long experience has shown

nature will often help them

 

 

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Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge No. 98, “Sad & Write,” #SynonymsOnly

Although grief-stricken

he was able to compose

for consolation

a brief but meaningful ode

to treasure her memory

 

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Sue Vincent’s Thursday photo prompt: Summer #writephoto

summer

The white-fringed faces

turn expectantly toward

the bright Summer sun

eager to gain attention

from the bees and butterflies

 

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On the waves of time

The restless waves

Frozen in the land,

waves of earth in headlong flight.

Now a resting place

for old forgotten heroes,

safe in the hands of Gaia.

The stark hand carved walls,

a labour for so many,

now washing over them,

providing the peace they sought

in the green relentless tide.

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#Weekly Tanka Prompt #Poetry Challenge – Week 105 – Peace & Happiness, The labyrinth of thought

Journeys of the mind

along emotional paths.

Amidst the  turmoil

lie sadness and happiness,

ignoring them will bring peace

 

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