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Achilles Heel

We are gifted life
for later to be taken
so why emotion
that used to manipulate,
strength built on the fear of it.

© Harry J Horsman 2014    

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  1. Date: 1/15/2014 1:31:00 PM
    Without them we wouldn't know right from wrong.

  1. Date: 1/8/2014 12:09:00 AM
    a reflective one from you. I see you have written a lot of poetry lately. LOVE that!

  1. Date: 1/5/2014 2:16:00 AM
    Well posed thoughts in this tanka Harry, I hope the new year finds you well, and thank you for your comments..'

  1. Date: 1/4/2014 4:46:00 PM
    One tip at the heel Harry, all it took to wash away the strength.... good Tanka, Linda

  1. Date: 1/4/2014 12:33:00 PM
    This is good. You have done a great job with this tanka. Thanks for sharing,,,, Lucilla

  1. Date: 1/3/2014 7:39:00 PM
    Our weakness provides us with urgency which provides us our strength. I like your Tanka Harry.

  1. Date: 1/3/2014 2:45:00 PM
    fine show of vulnerability or is it a weaness we should conquer about life?.. thought-provoking and insightful.. this is a beauty, harry!,, huggs

  1. Date: 1/3/2014 1:17:00 PM
    Yes we are given life and then are threatened constantly with death, emotions run wild. love it harry xx

  1. Date: 1/3/2014 9:47:00 AM
    Yep! Some people are literally scared to death. This is great stuff, Harry. Love, daver

  1. Date: 1/3/2014 5:58:00 AM
    Lovely emotional write, harry

  1. Date: 1/3/2014 4:50:00 AM
    You don't mince words here Harry, your meanings are always priceless, along with the well thought out verses, Happy New Year to you too, hope the new year will bring you success of every kind, especially the personal elation of inner happiness and joy, hugs xxx