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Health Tanka Poems | Tanka Poems About Health

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

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I wasn’t fearful You Lord surrounded me with love calmed my anxious thoughts surgery was a success that is how awesome, You are

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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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She battles fatigue
by road climbing and painting
bolder palettes splash
on flamed wigs, on glossed canvas…
with punk, outracing mad cells

Monster tissues grow
yet lust for life soothes barbed pain
caroling to stars
and praying 'neath hopeful moon...
“I bless unforgiving C. ”

Past  stage 1, she jousts;
vicious fibers lose the chase
her zest, not anger
conquers lymph nodes' erosion…
scaling roads, painting fresh scenes!


For dear friend Eena who is in remission;
may you live fully!


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No turning back

A Mothers Meditation

I taught her better.
I didn’t want this for her
She’s followed my tracks
Look at her, life is ruined
She knows not what she’s done

	The Daughters Disposition

	Wow, what did I do?
	I can’t bear the pain she flaunts
	Her disappointment…
	Stings… like a swift kick inside
	What on earth was I thinking?

A Teen Dad’s Train of Thought

Did I? I didn’t!
It wouldn’t have felt as good…
She took the pill right?
What if, she was with other guys?
What do I tell my parents?

"Studies and surveys of young teen males show they are worried the pleasure 
experienced during intercourse will diminish with the use of a condom."

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Contest: Mom, I’M PREGNANT!

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cells proliferate as our lives disintegrate nightmare nights encroach pain-stained flaming dawns approach hope can't teach us how to cope

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Childhood Disrupted

childhood disrupted
by a fight against cancer
changed a young girl's life

chemo and amputation
renewed her for all to love

June 13, 20112
Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen

Written for Poetry Soup Member Contest:  Cantankacerous
Sponsored By:  Joann Grisetti

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Breast Cancer

dreaded breast cancer
stages of growth tenderness
first thought is despair

main objective to destroy
shattering whole families

Copyright © 2012 By Caryl S. Muzzey

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Nice Breakfast (Tanka)

this breakfast is nice, 
bacon, eggs, toast on the side 
black coffee to taste 

not one drop going to waste 
yum, yum, me and my tum, tum!

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garden springs green,
abundant morsels for all.
a cup of green tea,
sets my body in motion.
i am ever green

Monday, 13th May, 2013

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The Monster Who Ate Her Chest

she opened her gown
to show me a flaming scar
something was missing...
the knife should have slashed deeper
disease still raged underneath

a young life wasted
back in nineteen fifty five
a mother and wife
whose white skin turned yellow from
the monster that ate her chest