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Grief Tanka Poems | Tanka Poems About Grief

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

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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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still trying

still trying
to bench-press
this weight
the debt
my father left me


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empty tissue box - itty bitty

death took her from me
my adoring wife
I try not to cry
   there's no one to refill
   my empty tissue box


4/14/13


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Regret

There’s no need of proof 
that all I ever desired  
was taken away, 
a quick death by self-Judas. 
I had not prepared to bleed. 


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White Rose

it lies there alone,
one flower, on a coffin
that the flag once adorned
carrying  the soldier home,
brave hero, an only son.

White roses were strewn,
when the cortege was driven 
through crowded  lined  streets,
a flowered road of goodbyes
written in the rose of hope




April 7 2013


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Marriage

"Till death us do part"
Thus I stepped upon a trap;
Oh, Why I said that?
Now I wail to no avail,
Oh, my life is in shambles!



(Tanka Contest)


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out of sync

hysterical lights
flash out of sync from her tree....

she can't remember
laughter in the snow,
only a grave beneath it






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For Contest: Sad Tanka
Sponsored by Andrea and Susan


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No way back



please meet me half way 

time after time waiting there

a tree held our names

the path became over grown

we cannot find our way back...


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Sandy Hook

Sandy Hook
twenty-six spirits - the bait
for one troubled soul
unnumbered victims
live with haunting fears


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Wonder

God mines raw diamonds 
In darkest nights of the soul; 
We retain wonder 
When questions go unanswered; 
Burnished trust gives birth to faith.