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Tanka Tuesday #123

we are the
essence of longing,
fragile hearts,
trembling,
for hints that we are worthy
of love’s ecstasy

~kat

A Shadorma for Colleen Chesebro’s Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge – Synonyms Only, Prompt Words, Meaning (essence, hint, worth) & Passion (longing, heart, love, ecstasy).


To Be Woke

to be woke

we burden
ourselves by caring,
by serving
others, while
apathetic morons quell
all hope in the dream

~kat

A Shadorma for Colleen Chesebro’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge, Synonyms Only: Slow – moronic, apathetic / Work – serve, burden, dream.


Tanka Tuesday Senryu

bewitched by candlelight
flickering in the darkness
peace bellowing

~kat

A Senryu for Colleen Chesebro’s Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge, Synonyms Only, Prompt Words: Mystery (Darkness) & Attract (Bewitch).


Clean Slate

we can dispense with negativity
cling to hope, remember to be kind
stay true to who we are, speak truth
celebrate diversity
though we have lost our way
it is not too late
to makes things new
together…
it’s a
start

~kat

An Etheree for Colleen Chesebro’s Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge, Synonyms Only: Begin – start; Fresh – new.


Keeping the Peace

we
should not
concede what
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

~kat

An Etheree for Colleen Chesebro’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge, Prompt Words (Synonyms Only): Celebrate honor, remember and Number concede, agree.


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