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September Poem #11

wide-eyed bluster
bellowing counter-clockwise
raging toward sleepy coastal shores
must get more milk and bread




it’s a masquerade
their vile deluge of pretense,
their temerity
is but a drizzling ruse
a tempest, shrouded in guile

raining down on us,
deliquescent victims, we
are dying of thirst


A Tanka/Senryu for Colleen Chesebro’s Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge, prompt words (using synonyms only): ‘Cover’ (pretense, masquerade, shroud) and ‘Precipitation’ (drizzle, deluge, deliquescence, temerity, tempest).



fire and ice collide
tempest arcs in ecstasy
moaning, drenched in tears

kat ~ 18 August 2016

For Sonya of Only 100 Words’ Three Line Tale Challenge based on this spectacular photograph by Breno Machado.

Tempests and Tempers

darkening gloom, tempers ignite
a tempest looms as bitter words spew
billowing clouds poisonous venom
swelling with rain unleashing rage
a thunderous deluge taking no prisoners
flooding the earth slaying the soul

kat ~ 2 May 2016
(A Cleave Poem)

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