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Beat Down

tromping hooves beat down darkened, tear-stained earth below battered, beaten, bruised inside walls too thick to show my true nature crouching low © 10-10-2012 For: SKAT's Tanka me this/that Contest
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  1. Date: 10/24/2012 3:39:00 PM
    good job, Tanya, and I enjoyed reading this one. Congrats in the contest.

  1. Date: 10/24/2012 5:42:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in ~SKAT~'s "TANKA ME" contest Tanya. It is an honor to share placement with you. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/24/2012 3:33:00 AM

  1. Date: 10/23/2012 7:07:00 PM
    TANYA, congratulations with your "Tanka me this, Tanka me that, Tanka me any poem you want :-) LOL.... what a title.. Love it and enjoyed stopping by all my sisters tanka winners... good night... LUV~PD

  1. Date: 10/23/2012 3:14:00 PM
    Big congratulations on your awesome win, Tanya! hugs:)LG

  1. Date: 10/23/2012 2:21:00 PM
    Kudos on your win, Tanya! Another win for this piece. Ruben.

  1. Date: 10/23/2012 2:13:00 PM
    TANYA, Congrats on your win' luv * Siddy

  1. Date: 10/17/2012 6:39:00 PM
    A well-done tanka which really deserved its win my dear Tanya. My hearty congratulations!!!! hugs:) Leonora

  1. Date: 10/17/2012 10:40:00 AM
    Alot going on in this short write! [inside and outside the human being] Congrad's Light & Love

  1. Date: 10/16/2012 12:54:00 PM
    Thank you everyone for the congrats. I 'assume' that something must have gone awry with the computer or the site for SKAT's winners list. I would like to see the other winners! :)

  1. Date: 10/16/2012 12:48:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win in ~SKAT'S~ contest Tanya. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/15/2012 8:50:00 PM
    wow.. I'm shocked my sister only picked one winner,, congrats on your win..xox~pd

  1. Date: 10/15/2012 8:56:00 AM
    good one! congrats on being the only winner :)

  1. Date: 10/13/2012 6:52:00 PM
    excellent poem, seems a terrible situation. Well done and congratulations on the only winner of this contest. Lee

  1. Date: 10/13/2012 4:27:00 PM
    Awesome and nice piece,Tanya..Congratulations on your superb win in this contest.....

  1. Date: 10/13/2012 4:18:00 PM
    Great work..Enjoyed reading..Sara

  1. Date: 10/13/2012 9:56:00 AM
    It is said that originally haiku and tanka did rhyme. However, reading rhyme is an entirely different thought process than reading material which makes you think. Over the years poets dropped the amusing rhyme for the more intellectual comment style of writing. Is not a sin to employ the rhyme if you can maintain the complex thought process the poem is trying to project. However most writers can not do this effectively because one can only have one dominant thought at a time.

    Richards Avatar Suzette Richards
    Date: 10/19/2012 3:00:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    ? Rhyming in Japanese (and even employing meter) would have been insipid.... as per the reason stated below... I'm just curious, Charles, as to your statement here.
    Harrington Avatar Tanya Harrington
    Date: 10/16/2012 12:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks, I think. LOL
  1. Date: 10/13/2012 5:27:00 AM
    Hi Tanya - Your poem is inspiring me to try a creating a poem in this form. Like the imagery very much. I can see you protecting what is the essence of you from whatever it is that is trying to keep you down. - Gail

    Harrington Avatar Tanya Harrington
    Date: 10/16/2012 12:56:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Glad to foster inspiration. Thank you.
  1. Date: 10/13/2012 2:07:00 AM
    Tanya, it's a strange winners list. YOu are the only winner but at third place, well, congratulations. At least I got to see this was here!!

  1. Date: 10/13/2012 12:52:00 AM
    Congratulations on your WIN!! : ) A rhymed Tanka! Wow!