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Tanka Sorrow Poems | Tanka Poems About Sorrow

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Weeping Willow - Tanka - Your Welca

hey there willow bank admire your hanging eyes  mine are far from dry withdraw tears another time now...i’ll cry you a river
  10/01/2014


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Lament for the Dead

Lament for the Dead
buried deep beneath Twin Towers’ bloodstained rubbles my murdered loved one
a heartbroken heaven wept trapping joy in a time warp…
In memory of Alva Sanchez who was killed on September 11, 2001, during the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, in New York City; and dedicated to my nephew, Ryan who was left motherless. 02-11-2015


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The Circle

The Circle Beginning and end Together form full circle... Life connects with death. Your circle is formed…with tears I mourn death’s painful closure. © Sandra M. Haight 2015 All Rights Reserved ~NA~ Contest: Tanka Tears Sponsor: Rick Parise Judged: 03/10/2015


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Tanka 7 - My Dying Friend

	
	
	
		
	
	
	Tanka 7 – My Dying Friend
	
	my old hurting heart
	my dying friend – part of me
	eternal questions:
	life beyond death... nothingness...
	it really doesn’t matter
	
	
	
	
	


	
	
	
	
	


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Her Breakable Heart

 A breakable heart
And the fragrance of a rose
 Some tears in her eyes
For an unknown destiny
And a cold night of city


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Lost In Sorrow

                                       In sorrow I wail
                              My son who has drowned is gone   
                                     Lost beneath the sea
                                Trying to save another
                                    Forever I will mourn him.


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Sail Away

                    




           everyone's gone now
           alone with my memories
           of the time we had
           at last the boat is ready 
           sail away now on my tears


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The Void that was You

My vessell; filled with
emptiness of a black whole.
The void that was you.
My tears shall be in number;
every drop of rain hence forth.
02/10/15 Contest: Tanka tears Sponsor: Rick Parise


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Winter Trees

Dart anywhere:
"lonely, mournful; please return",
picked from limb by limb--
hold them to your aching chest;
they are all alone with you


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Outcast

merry group of friends smart ones sticking together i gaze with longing lonely days and nights in tears it hurts being an outcast @ Nadiya (2 April '15)


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The Forlorn

You desert me too
Who in this unkind world of
 Self-seekers cares to
Hold the shaking hands of
A tormented, forlorn soul

Sintra 21-01-2015


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Tears

Tears

All days and all nights
I can hardly see the light 
Through my burning eyes.
Tears ooze like blood from fresh wound 
And tastes like bitter poison.

2/11/15
Hija de la Luna
For Rick Parise' Tanka Tears contest


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REMEMBERING THEM IS DEEP SORROW

Remembering them   
is deep sorrow piercing the  
inconsolable 
heart that must weep to release 
what the flesh can't overcome. 


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One New Tanka

same old cracked walkway leads to broken, peeling gate hanging on one hinge sorry tears roll down my cheeks coming home to bury Dad Poetry contest: One New Tanka Sponsor: Rick Parise Date: April 2, 2015


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Chasm

Shine not tonight moon
Garden blooms spray no bouquet
Night wind no dancing -

Let tears just flow by my bed
Fill this chasm 'tween me and death.

2.13.14