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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

Copyright © Maurice Yvonne | Year Posted 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

Copyright © Pandita Sanchez | Year Posted 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

Copyright © Sandra Haight | Year Posted 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


Copyright © Jack Jordan | Year Posted 2013

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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

Copyright © Barbara Gorelick | Year Posted 2015

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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.

Copyright © Laura Leiser | Year Posted 2015

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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)

Copyright © poesy relish | Year Posted 2015

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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

Copyright © Goran Rahim | Year Posted 2013

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

Copyright © Andrew Crisci | Year Posted 2015

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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

Copyright © Arlene Smith | Year Posted 2015

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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

Copyright © Kimberly Shaw | Year Posted 2015

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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

Copyright © Mohammad Yamin | Year Posted 2015

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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

Copyright © Marisa Faller | Year Posted 2014

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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.

Hija de la Luna
For Rick Parise' Tanka Tears contest

Copyright © hija de la luna | Year Posted 2015

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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.


Copyright © hija de la luna | Year Posted 2015

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Pride Was It Worth it

Small conflicts hits more,
Each time you walk out the door,
All scars bled and sore.
Regrets, what the fight was for?
Tears gushed out fell down the floor.

Copyright © Scarlet Zaire | Year Posted 2015

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Precious Time

This is an entry for the 'Time is of the essence -Tanka- - Poetry Contest '. Entry date is 12/06/2015.

The hospital bed
Held so many words unsaid
The clock and cancer
These were the measure of need
Just say, “I forgive you.” please

Copyright © Michael Spangle | Year Posted 2015

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Please, oh please, someone
Hear me as I further fall
Into my shadow,
Into the depths of my soul,
Into the darkness of self.

Copyright © Marissa Faries | Year Posted 2015