we know to be
true, just to keep peace,
nor honor that which is
dishonorable, lest we
fall short of our best selves, instead
may we remember that agreeing
to disagree won’t do when truth’s at stake
An Etheree for Colleen Chesebro’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge, Prompt Words (Synonyms Only): Celebrate honor, remember and Number concede, agree.
it’s between the lines, the truest words dwell
skimmers who riffle miss the fine print,
the loveliest thoughts are not ink
blots on pages, the writer’s
is deciphered by
those who peruse
with their heart
A Reverse Etheree for Colleen Chesebro’s Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge, Synonyms Only for this week’s prompt words: pleasant, fine, lovely, exquisite, and read, decipher, peruse, skim, riffle.
to all things
good, lovely, true,
averse to the lies
of gutless fools intent
on arousing fear, stoking hate,
for their disdain and self loathing
belongs in the boneyard forever
quiet, silenced by our better angels
An Etheree this week for Colleen Chesebro’s Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge, Synonyms Only, Prompt words: Afraid: gutless, aroused, averse, and Grave, boneyard, cleave, quiet.
when justice declares her verdict…
A Cinquain for Colleen Chesebro’s Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge, Synonyms Only. My prompt words are Word (ultimatum, declare) and Choice (paragon, verdict, power).
she weeps fallow fronds,
flushed crimson, vermillion,
yearning for cool eventide’s
frosted plunge, and dreams of spring
A Tanka this week for Colleen Chesebro’s Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge, Synonyms Only, Prompt Words: Fall (Autumn, weep, plunge) and Try (yearn, dream).