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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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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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Her Spouse's Cell Phone-Tanka Contest


stored on his cell phone

a rolodex of young whores

all shapes and sizes

frozen, paralyzed, alone

she falls to her knees to pray



For Black-Eyed Susan’s Tanka Contest

12-12-12

fiction*


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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


11/12/12
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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Blue

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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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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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


6/13/12
For the "Cantankacerous" Contest


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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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Solitary

A soul stands so alone
sodden, trodden, left so reft
darkening shadows
amidst dim streetlights, now angst
what was before, is now never









http://www.thehighlanderspoems.com/life-14.php


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One Day

to all those in need
those that frequent dark alleys
to all those in need
where the need of life questioned...
one day equilibrium.

© Harry J Horsman 2012    


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