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Sad Song -Tanka

"Marriage after Sunrise"


sunset drunken light
on lavender glass of wine
a long lost tear falls
converts into sleeping pills
dismiss the rain again


 
"Divorce before Sunset"


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weeping

 
~~ beyond my sorrow there is a path that beckons I could go that way or stay and hold hands with death and weep upon a cold stone ___________________________ August 16, 2014 Tanka Entered in the contest, Any 5 line Poem, Poet Destroyer, First Place


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Sammy

everyone said he was too small for a good watch dog.... why did he leave such a big hole in our hearts?
.................................... 3/24/15 For Andrea's Contest: Tanka 3 Return To Top Ten


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Rest The Sailor Soul

High tide of tears raise
upon the shore of my heart
I wait for your ship
one that never comes again,
the sea has your soul, not me.

For Contest: Tanka Tears
Date: February 07, 2015


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Tanka 3

Tanka 3 children so carefree laugh while sand castles topple in the sea… shattered dreams may bring teardrops in maturity © Sandra M. Haight 2015 All Rights Reserved ~7th Place~ Contest: Tanka 3: Return To Ten Sponsor: Andrea Dietrich Judged: 03/27/2015
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Blue

Turquoise eyes shed tears

Salty drops blend in blue sea

Tiny ripples spread

Sunset casts lone silhouette

One woman, heartbroken, blue






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Rewind One Moment

"Rewind One Moment" in sorrow's deep midst tiny Angels sheer white wings descend to comfort ... tragedy stains broken hearts tears rewind moment in Time.


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The Grand Staircase

Kept calling to him As he climbed the grand staircase Never knew he'd died I climbed but could never reach him Papa turned, smiled, waved good bye ~*~
BY: Annalise Brigham FOR: Michael's "Tanka Me A Dream" Contest


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SAD

Grey sky confusion -
a bruised brooding December.
Sharp as spruce and myrrh
tears fall, strike bauble light, salve
this cold Christmas contusion.




for 'Not So Happy Holidays' contest


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Seeking Answers (for Jared's contest)

Wasted days
Wandering through life’s maze
Trying to sort the truth from the lies

I call out, but it seems nobody hears my cries
With each futile attempt, something inside me dies
Skies overhead are filled with thunder

What was my worst blunder?
I wonder

To heaven I gaze
Lord, help me find contentment
In hope my hands raise
Yes, I know I was once blessed
Raised well by loving parents

Is there no cure for this malaise?
How did these sad feelings arise?
I listen but hear no replies
My question I seek to rephrase

As much sorrow on my heart weighs 
Searching for words that will not rise
Is there no cure for this malaise?
How did these sad feelings arise?

Forgive me, Lord, I’ll change my ways
I’m humbled; I will compromise
Contrition you’ll find in my eyes
Must I be sad throughout my days?
Is there no cure for this malaise?


*Combination of Trois Par Huit, Tanka and Rondel for Jared’s contest.


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Season Woven In Grief

Persuaded by time,
and clothed in rust,  trees reveal
a changed homecoming...
The illusions of my youth
drift away with falling leaves

My eyes search for him,
although my heart knows better
Old fences need paint,
Scabs of white shed like feathers
from the dry and weathered rails

There, by the back door
his old plaid jacket is hanging,
waiting to be worn...
It holds scent of burning leaves...

A tear smolders on the sleeve




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For the Grief Contest:


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blue

a river of blue
meanders through morning's mood
while I sort her things

wrapped carefully in tissue
one fragile blue-willow cup
    



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for Andrea
5/10/13


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This lonely little hovel

The grainy half dusk, 
when the sun gives her last wink.
Hours spent in thought 
to leave the safe sanctity.
This lonely little hovel


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Twilight


twilight fondles eyes

lifting her silhouette high

against lucid clouds--

flesh undressed beneath torn trees

drowning in pools of farewell



Tanka Written With  A Decent Pivot
For 	Chris D. Aechtner


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In Her Cups

at peace but alone
a feeling wholeness lingers
pondering the space
where once there was tea for two
now there is but one cold cup




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Photographic Memory

All points meet at you~
the sky, the sun, the water.
A still photograph
holds my happiness in ink.
I pretend that you still smile.


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It's Over

Petals on the floor
Two stems in a broken vase
In desperation
Drink the tears that come too late
For a rose that’s lost its bloom

Placed 3rd in Brian Strand's Tanka acontest


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Fall

old leaves are falling
sailing, reluctant, kiss death
the fragile air breaks 
healing hearts are letting go
love letters, clutched until now


? 2010


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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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Bye-Bye

Stay away from me
Our good times have gone away
Cheaters never win
Come on sing me a sad song
So I can laugh, while you cry
Written for: "Tanka"me" a sad song Contest Sponsored by: ~P.D.~ Written by: Carol Brown 6th Place Winner


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orange roses

on the day we met
he brought me orange roses
their vibrant colour
matching the fire in his eyes
I caress the soft petals

in the center of
my love's well tended garden
orange roses bloom
through tears I pick a bouquet
to brighten his lonely grave


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The Sad Past

Little did I know
Our mistletoe kiss that night
By the Christmas tree
Would be the last kiss we shared
And then you left forever


*My first attempt at an assonant poem. 
Those familiar with assonance please comment and let me know how I did.*


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Test of Love

When bodies cease
 To emit jasmine’s fragrance
When lips aren’t rosebuds
Old age, season to test
The love of those you loved
 


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only a dream

the softest caress

of your hand touching my cheek

wakes me from slumber

... I reach across emptiness

your touch was only a dream


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Breaking the Ice

it rained as you left,
and your goodbye shivered in
the rear view mirror...

ice cold reflection looked back
as tires broke the silence




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8/29/14 For Alfred's Tanka Contest


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CHAINED

"CHAINED" imprisoned by choice scars and bruises my cell mates death follows future abuse is a life sentence the force of love keeps me jailed. walls enclose vast view no-one knows my secret hurts hears sobbed silent cries abuse degrades human soul escape holds no path to run. invisible bars contain emotions red ... raw end is not in sight entrapment stifles breathing a heart denied from beating. *For Black-Eyed Susan's Wrongful Imprisonment or Sentenced Contest. *Oct. 16, 2012.


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rain

the rain falls 
from a gloomy sky
my feet are wet
searching for
something barely remembered

the sand is wet
from above and below
rain joins ocean
my footprints wash away
leaving lonely puddles


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Demands of Love

Valley of flowers 
And rainbows isn’t my abode
Share if you may
The thorns of my anguish
And be the balm of my wounds


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'Sad Christmas Snowflake's'

*** The church brightly lit, I stand in the falling snow, recalling Christmas . . . As the snow kisses my hair, weeping, I must turn away. ___________________________ December 3, 2013 Tanka For the contest, Not So Happy Holidays, Andrea Dietrich 4th Place


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'Shielding the Unsung Heroes'



bald eagle a shield 
memories omnipresent
greeted by silence
over time the tears might dry
remembered for your valor




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