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Angst Tanka Poems | Tanka Poems About Angst

These Angst Tanka poems are examples of Tanka poems about Angst. These are the best examples of Angst Tanka poems written by international PoetrySoup poets

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The Church is Alien

Centuries you rule
a safe passage heavenly
in conformity
with deeds given to aid you...
after the battle we fall.

Copyright 2014 Harry
J Horsman

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Benefits Denied

expendable lives our elderly, sick and poor benefits denied D.C. may call the shots now God is the equalizer
*Written in honor of John Freeman for his contest "Sayings of Wisdom"

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Ribbon Tied

you took both my breasts
leaving me with a flat chest
worse, feeling like less - 
   I feel like a man even
   in my most beautiful dress

Black Eyed Susan
*Dedicated to all women who have lost a breast (or both) to breast cancer - and also to my friend Pam who I just found out yesterday  (11/14) has it and is beginning radiation

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Sanctuary: Be Safe In An Unsafe World. 2010.

watch the body count grow
when tiny tots near the t.v.
turn and ask you: "Why?!" ....
check your gun, pet your shepherd,
lock your doors and watch them sleep

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Pit of hell feelings
With despair and inner pain 
Mounting and growing
As sadness becomes my food
My only true sustenance

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The True Cause of My Cancer

Could be anything
But I know it was your Hate
YEARS, stuffed down my throat
Accumulating as this:
Esophageal Cancer

For the "Cantankacerous" Contest

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Initially yours

your monogrammed towel
still hangs on the bathroom rack
missing your strong hands 
     now dry as an old stamp pad
     it no longer weeps your loss

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empty tissue box - itty bitty

death took her from me
my adoring wife
I try not to cry
   there's no one to refill
   my empty tissue box


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On the Soles of your Shoes

Diamonds are so cheap
only the excessive greed
of man, his profit
create a shortage of such,
gullibility a joy!

2013 Harry J Horsman

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De-Bug Me Please

Mr. Malware Bytes
keeps byting my poor PC
Byte it again Bytes?...
and I’ll byte you where the bytes
don’t byte no more, so byte me!

(Your blog is bigger than your byte anyway)