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Tanka Sorrow Poems | Tanka Poems About Sorrow

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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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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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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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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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Sorry Tears

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 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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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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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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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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O my love and passion!
And looks and glamour’s obsession
May you know upfront!
From teeth of time’s termite
Spared alone is sorrow

Copyright © Mohammad Yamin | Year Posted 2012

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Time To Choose

just drifting along
repeating my life's mistakes
refrains in a song
endless lyrics of heartbreaks
memories of what went wrong

mind singing the blues
sad emotions, falling tears
noticing the clues
admitting the end is near
deciding which life to choose

notes leaving the head
music vacating all thought
releasing the dread
that was pent up in my heart
new refrain,  "at last it's dead."

Copyright © Lin Lane | Year Posted 2016

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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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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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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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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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    Oh, come now sweet rain
    And mingle with my last tear
    For I am tired
   The rose has dropped its petals
   There is nothing left but thorns


Copyright © Barbara Gorelick | Year Posted 2016

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the lawnmower man

the lawn mower man
so savagely slaughtering
the beautiful things

he-loves-me-not daises weep 
for broken forget-me-nots

by gail

Copyright © Gail Foster | Year Posted 2016

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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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flimsy bright

from my cupboard fall
all the stripey flimsy bright
things I used to wear

some dull dreary mourning tide 
hath made me drab as ashes

© Gail Foster 2016

Copyright © Gail Foster | Year Posted 2016

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ludicrous caligula

all hail the world's bane
ludicrous caligula
terrible buffoon
riding on an ass, an ass
sliding on banana skins

© Gail Foster 20th January 2017

Copyright © Gail Foster | Year Posted 2017

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Desert wraith

She envied his strength
In a heart shredding sandstorm
He envied her pain,
A fellow chaser of dreams
Turned into a desert wraith

Copyright © Davor Miljkovic | Year Posted 2016

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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 © M.P. Faries | Year Posted 2015

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bemoaning I drown ebony triumphs your gold- such a strong soul, yet weakened by lamentation- the taste of salt still l i n g e r s… Lament Contest Sponsor: Rick Parise Date Written: September 25, 2016

Copyright © Laura Loo | Year Posted 2016

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Lamentation for My Son

Grief makes the sea turn
Red and it seems we're lost in
Indigo night, yet
Even death can't break our hearts
For love preserves our union

Copyright © Jim Howe | Year Posted 2016

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Forsaken love

Expelled from its host
Where does immortal love go
Forsaken to roam
Soul chilling darkness and cold
Of its new eternal home

Copyright © Davor Miljkovic | Year Posted 2016

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Original Blossom Deveins Dark Sorrow

Cherry ripe Blossom 
Odor makes roses small but
Excellent So Mild poem
Come up from an incensed heart

Copyright © Abdullah Alhemaidy | Year Posted 2017

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Symphony of Peace

Symphony of peace
I conduct for me, 
are sorrowing quiet voice
dripping tears from puffy eyes
and shattering fragile heart.

Copyright © max ortiz | Year Posted 2017

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A shredded whisper
shuffles in the corner of
an unsteady tear
I miss the smell of your shirt
when hugs wiped away my fear
4/11/2017 Tanka contest

Copyright © Lukas Ficklin | Year Posted 2017