I realize tanka do not normally contain rhyme, but this is what came out and I liked it. If it is not acceptable because it rhymes, I understand.
Below is the poem entitled Beat Down which was written by poet
Harrington. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.
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tromping hooves beat down
darkened, tear-stained earth below
battered, beaten, bruised
inside walls too thick to show
my true nature crouching low
For: SKAT's Tanka me this/that Contest