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Freedom Tanka Poems | Tanka Poems About Freedom

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

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Army Rangers Rescue UFO Abductee

Up on  mountain top.
Just don't know how I got here.
Army Rangers  rescued me.
Says UFO kidnapped me.
Sure lucky I was let go.


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yellow

yellow
the sun’s warmth
on my face
a smile
  free at last

5/11/13
for andrea's color tanka contest


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Inhaling the Sea

The scent of freedom An epic journey begins The sea to my face My back to the blowing winds Uncertainty breeds new life
penned 12/24/2013 by Wayland Bunch for Andrea's Contest One in Five: For Beauty Strive


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Untamed

I will not be tamed
Life cannot harness my soul
I race with the wind
You cannot break my spirit
I thunder on wild and free
 
Eileen Manassian Ghali


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Swift Terns

swift terns tumbling in the sky celebrating joy in sharing the spirit of freedom
NB The 21 syllable count favoured by the new movement in writing western tanka - this is more true to the on in Japanese tanka. swift tern is a type of small bird found in the coastal regions of South Africa. Please see the About section for the picture which had inspired this poem.


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THE RED BARON

THE RED BARON

envy the baron
face in the clouds – tail feathers
now free of the earth
bird like – man shan’t get closer
sensation worth a lifetime	


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Far Distant Fields

They were the soldiers
who fell on far distant fields
in wars of the past.
Don’t take freedom for granted,
it was won by those long dead.


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Mandela

Tanka 
Our democracy,
Bought by the highest bidder,
Is an empty word 
We do not need elected crooks
We need a new Mandela 


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Tanka

Tanka
When utilities 
Are privately owned 
We are prisoners
Caught in a web of avarice
Capitalism gone viral

Senryu 
On the opposite wall
The sun shines bright and summery 
Typical!

Words.
When I speak 
I get lost in the fog of words
When alone 
I can see forever