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 | Year Posted 2013

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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 | Year Posted 2015

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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 | Year Posted 2013

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Strive for New Beginning - Syllables of Wisdom 3

bleak tunnels hunger

for the slightest of sunshine

chip  into the rock

unleash the beast from its pit

quench it with sunshine’s embrace


Poetry Contest ; Syllables of Wisdom 3 -  
 Sponsored by: Silent One 

Copyright © Eve Roper | Year Posted 2016

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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 | Year Posted 2013

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Refuge of Quietude

One's thought is fleeting like a breeze drifting in the space as if seeking for something, wouldn't it be a refuge of quietude?

Copyright © Moon Flower | Year Posted 2016

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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 | Year Posted 2011

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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 | Year Posted 2013

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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 | Year Posted 2013

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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 | Year Posted 2015

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You Must Read- Time Is of the Essence

                                         It will Happen Soon!
                                       You will realize the lies,
                                        no place you can hide!
                                    Some of you will be surprised!
                                 Fight for Freedom, and your Rights!

Michael Tor   CT contest Time Is Of The Essence Contest
Four Million Five hundred thousand people have watched
On YouTube the Documentary (Illuminati Plans 2015 To
Kill One Billion People New World Order 2015) I Implore
My fellow Soupers To Watch this On YouTube. God Bless
You and ThanK You.             

                               THIS IS REAL
                               NON FICTION


Copyright © michael tor | Year Posted 2015

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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 | Year Posted 2013

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The Caged Robin

Confined to a cage,
with a wisk in his wings,
he wanted to break free;
he squeezed his body through rods:
into the spring sky he flew.

Copyright © Andrew Crisci | Year Posted 2016

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Books do that to you: Grab to never free again. Voluntarily. Surrendered to a prison With endless inner freedom *** February 15, 2017 Meme by Mel

Copyright © Darren White | Year Posted 2017

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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 | Year Posted 2015

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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 | Year Posted 2013

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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 | Year Posted 2013

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Independence day
Of India today floats
In the wings of clouds
Sixty nine years have passed since
Caged birds still in your moist eyes
15 August, 2016

Copyright © Probir Gupta | Year Posted 2016

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Enigma's Heartbeat

On the pulse of love
life is only a puzzle
traveling alone
seeds unclothed are flowers
that pushed the dark away
sow a small haven
grow an absolute reward
travel together
never perplex the picture
love makes whole as it unfolds

Copyright © John Beam | Year Posted 2015

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Ferry to Freedom

Leaning on the rail,
Clasping a clutch bag of dreams.
Sea spray blends with tears.
Propellers churn memories,
Of Love betrayed and submerged.

Copyright © Mike Miller | Year Posted 2017

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Lofty Altitude

Lofty altitudes Lift away my earth grown mood Feathers grow new fluff As hearts' idyllic feel soars Through blue skies' serene caress
... CayCay Jennings August 2, 2016

Copyright © CayCay Jennings | Year Posted 2016

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You are killing me

It’s like a sea wave
Is fiercely striking my skin,
I can feel the pain
Sniffing the air to breath
Trying to survive the wave…

Grasping anywhere
The humidity is high
It is choking me
I can’t breathe, I cannot grasp
You are killing me softly…

Copyright © Eiza Evangelista | Year Posted 2017

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Our fate ends right here
Even there’s a solution
It won’t be supplant
Time to say farewell for good
I’ll treasure all the effort

Copyright © Marmandy Abadilla | Year Posted 2017

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Fluid In the Wind Tattered Old Glory

the cool breeze fondles
the old tattered flag as it
hangs on the flagpole
displaying it's frayed faded
colors of red, white, and blue

fluid in the wind 
drawing your ears to the flags
flapping sounds trying
to tell manifold stories
of men and women's valor


The Committee of Five edited Jefferson's draft. Their version survived further edits by the whole Congress intact, and reads: 
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. ——

Happiness; 1776 the common meaning may have been "prosperity, thriving, wellbeing"

Copyright © Eve Roper | Year Posted 2017

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Reaching the stars

Insanely in love
How else can we reach the stars
High above our minds
Freed from the chains of logic
Our imagination flies

Copyright © Davor Miljkovic | Year Posted 2016

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I give you freedom

I give you freedom
Leave your bitterness with me
You must rule the sun
Be loyal to what you say
Go and teach life a lesson

Copyright © Pheko Motaung | Year Posted 2016

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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 | Year Posted 2012

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of nothingness came 
a being greater than I
why knoweth not I 
he was born to live then die 
freedom's gift to you and I

© Eugene Harvey

Copyright © Eugene Harvey | Year Posted 2016

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Glazing Luster

To my dearly sun, 

 I am your moon don lose me.
There comes a time that, 
You'll find yourself, full of stars
But, don't forget me I'm here.

Copyright © Joji Jebulan | Year Posted 2016

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Claim yourself
Fear not the whip
Let no one define
Who you must be

Copyright © Pheko Motaung | Year Posted 2016