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Tanka Freedom Poems | Tanka Poems About Freedom

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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.

Copyright © James Ray Morris

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

for andrea's color tanka contest

Copyright © Black Eyed Susan

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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	

Copyright © daver austin

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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

Copyright © wayland bunch

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Freedom Price

Freedom’s Price
headstones aplenty
our freedom’s evident price   
our boys quite honored… 
at soaring majesty’s feet
national symbol, half-mass…

nature’s majesty
eagle,  flags their distinction
courtesy’s duty
to sacrifice sworn and done…
soaring freedom... succeeded!!!
For and in honor of Carolyn Devonshire
And Contest: Bald Eagle in cemetery 

Copyright © john freeman

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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.

Copyright © Suzette Richards

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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

Copyright © Eileen Manassian

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

Copyright © jan oskar hansen

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What We Really Fight For

When you ask 'soldier 
what he fights for, it is not 
apple pie and dear 
old mom, nope this is what he 
fights so hard for; a woman

Copyright © Steven Siegel

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

On the opposite wall
The sun shines bright and summery 

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

Copyright © jan oskar hansen

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Free Will

most everyone
assumes that we have free will
I guess I mostly agree
but what free will exists when
we can't tell salt from sugar?
maybe acts of charity. . .

Copyright © Thomas Martin

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Skeletal Freedom

Over a large cauldron A lone skeleton stirs up Some old recipe Smiling at nearby black cat Wishing it would catch a rat For the rat could bring The concoction to a boil Leaving the potion With what the skeleton needs To finally set him free
Russell Sivey

Copyright © Russell Sivey

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Double Tanka re: Malcolm X

a. Perspective of Malcolm X

in the ghettos
like the reservations
white man builds
a separation of skins
hearts and minds

b. My Perspective

Malcolm Little born
to roll uphill
against all odds
a boy transmogrifies
into variable X

Copyright © Kathryne Ankney Higheagle