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Tanka Lost Poems | Tanka Poems About Lost

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Inner Struggle

Inner Struggle 

is it the stars
on a cloak of midnight blue
or the moon beams
dancing through the canopy
that eases reality’s view?

the reflection
in the window pane
begs answer
for it’s tears, not rain,
that stream on the glass

silent cascades
bare the resistance
of approval
prayerfully awaiting 
the dawning acceptance

All Rights Reserved @ 4/11/ 2013


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OLDEST AND BEST VALENTINE

OLDEST AND BEST VALENTINE

oh dear, me-oh-my
valentine’s day, all the rage
the headlines – front page
two weeks away, but big news
and here i sit – lost my muse

oh what can i do?
i must invent clever words
sweetest ever heard
searching, everything to lose
and here i sit – lost my muse

this desperate thought
world’s biggest box of candy
a handy dandy
as last resort let’s try it
but no! she’s on a diet

i must give up
cannot even make a start
save her broken heart
just three words will have to do
i’ll kiss and whisper, i love you





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To be a Leader

Reminiscent days
I remember being lost
My eyes were glued shut
Lead by Jesus pure promise
Now I see; to lead; first follow





dedicated to to future leaders of america.....


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To have loved and lost

To have loved and lost
are a heaven and a hell;
and the place between
is its own purgatory,
a limbo of sorting out.


*for "5 lines or less" Contest


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Lost/ Verschollen/ Desaparecido (Sentanka)

A drought ridden land
And miles and miles yet to go
Into uncertainty

A dream lost in desert sands
All tracks of existance wiped out

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Ein ausgedörrtes Land
Und noch Meile für Meile zu gehen
Hinein ins Ungewisse

Ein Traum verloren im Wüstensand
Ausgeöscht alle Spuren des Seins

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Una tierra secada
Y milla por milla para ir
Hacia lo desconocido

Sueño perdido en la arena del desierto
Todas las trazas de ser borradas



Note: Ludwig Leichhardt (1813-1848) was a German explorer, zoologist, botanist and
geologist. In 1842 he came to Australia to study its mostly unknown nature. He wrote a
diary on his first expedition (1844/45), titled "Journal of an Overland Expedition in
Australia 1844-1845. This ebook is available from the Australian Explorers Journals page.
His second expedition in 1848 failed and he started again on a third expedition in 1848 to
find a cross-country route from the cattle station McPherson (Queensland) to Perth
(Western Australia). He and other expedition members were lost in the desert. Two rescue
expeditions in 1858 ans 1869 ended unsuccessful. Only in 2006 a small copper plate was
found by an Aboriginal with Leichhardt's name engraved fixed to remains of a  half burnt
rifle which hung in a Baobab tree near the Simpson Desert. The tree was merked with the
letter "L"


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Some Here Unloved

What I want taken
fate dealt to me a taste of
then took it away
like a child from its mother,
this anguish pitted so deep.

© Harry J Horsman 2013    


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Misplaced items

Oh, those darned things are
Never there when I need them!
Always somewhere else.
Usually left idle
In that moment I forget.


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tanka lite

The Military 

A soldier lost his rifle 
A general lost a war 
Soldier shot
Cowardice they said 
The General was promoted 
Got an extra star.


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Warlock's Ploy

Warlock stands atop Entire world, splashing hatred Into each person That ever hopes in getting Ahead in this world of death Where the plush is gone Hope is ever elusive And the spider weaves His daring web of deceit Luring the lost inside it Warlock laughs at us Thinking us to be lost souls Without the darkness That he so envelopes in His dark soul, eaten distraught Now the warlock preys He looks towards the missing The lost ones inside And he converts them into The deepest darkest minions Servants of his craft Do his bidding whenever He desires them to He tries to get as many People under his hate spell He will try to spin The web of disillusion So people may think He is something that he’s not To one day rule this planet
Russell Sivey


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"Sanctuary" redescribed

Humanity lost sound
Humans need sanctuary around
Need not cut forests
It will soon be the destined ground
For the lost love hath hatred found


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The Innocence Cry

I walk outside and I see chaos
People killing people
War between the nations
And war in our own backyards
Kids exploding at school
And destroying our young life
Destruction all around us
The lost innocence of people
Where has it gone
Who can we trust
Our security has fallen away
When we can’t turn to those sworn to protect us
Who can we turn to
Money won’t get you anywhere
You can’t buy yourselves out of this world
Will money keep you safe
Not when people will kill for money

Afraid to walk down the street
The innocent cry with sorrow
Wondering what they have done
Being suppressed in an isolated society
The kids being killed for no reason
Is there anyone to hear their cry’s
To deliver us from all this disaster
I pray, Lord keep us safe
Keep us in your hands
And watch over us
Put an end to this chaos

Can’t watch the news
Hearing the violence of the world
In a declining society of integrity
What happened to the morals we were raised up with
Generosity has become a lost art
How can we live
Watching and looking over our shoulders 
There’s no unity in this nation
Why can’t we all get along
Do you have to carry those guns
And those knives that kill
Do you see what you’re doing
Are you that blind to see
Afraid to walk down the street
The innocent cry with sorrow
Wondering what they have done
Being suppressed in an isolated society
The kids being killed for no reason
Is there anyone to hear their cry’s
To deliver us from all this disaster
I pray, Lord keep us safe
Keep us in your hands
And watch over us
Put an end to this chaos

Put your weapons down
Look into the eyes of those around you
Can you feel their hurt
Would you want to take an innocent life
Realize you can’t live like this
Be the first to start a new
Help a friend and brother in need
Help each other find their way
Change the way you think
Be reverent of life
So put your pride out of the picture
Stop the killing and the hurt

Afraid to walk down the street
The innocent cry with sorrow
Wondering what they have done
Being suppressed in an isolated society
The kids being killed for no reason
Is there anyone to hear their cry’s
To deliver us from all this disaster
I pray, Lord keep us safe
Keep us in your hands
And watch over us
Put an end to this chaos.