Tanka Child Poems | Tanka Poems About Child

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LOVE God is always love Forever seek the kingdom; Praise the creator Keep giving what you can give Please endure until the end ANGELS Beautiful Heavens Protecting the meek ones earth Watching over us Helping us to cope with life Comforted with hope and trust MUSIC When you find rhythm You find your hearts inner core Celebrate the times Make them better than before Reminisce and dance all night

Copyright © humble b | Year Posted 2013

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Small Voices

                                         Standing in Heaven
                                  a small voice calling my name
                                          the image is small
                                     I'm sorry God needed me 
                                    my child who was not born

by Michael J Falotico
Dedicated to all who have
lost a child before or after

Copyright © Michael J. Falotico | Year Posted 2011

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Creative Child

Creative Child

Notebook full of dreams,

deep thoughts imprint a blank page.

Intent and consumed,

from his sweet innocent mind,

he creates his masterpiece.

Sandra M. Haight

~1st Place~
Contest: Oil Paintings 1-2-3 Any Poem Form
Painting: No. 3 
Sponsor: Eve Roper
Judged: 11/17/205

Copyright © Sandra Haight | Year Posted 2015

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Dream's Child

Crescent moon in sky my dreams fly on silver wings past blue horizon a nest waiting among trees lush,evergreen rainforest. Distant island's call beyond moonlight sonata baby bird's first flight its growing wings soon cover me,my sleep and new born dreams. © 2011 kash poet ============================

Copyright © kash poet | Year Posted 2011

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Wild Child

Wild Child
T. C. Boyle -
Told Victor's story.
Lived, aged, died at years forty. 
Teacher and pupil both - failed. 
Child from wild - no wild from child

Copyright © Paul Geiger | Year Posted 2015

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Lifting the Fog

across this child's face the light of understanding sparks a fire to touch a teacher's heart lifting fog from yesterday
_______________________________________________ For the contest sponsored by Andrea Dietrich "One In Five" 1/7/14

Copyright © Carrie Richards | Year Posted 2014

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My child, I cry for thee-a lament

(For my first child, who could not make it to this world) Your motion I feel Oblivious of the pain My son I rejoiced If only you were with me For you I mourn in regret ©Nadiya (11 Feb '15)

Copyright © poesy relish | Year Posted 2015

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Chaos Theory

chaos theory
hoping to figure out
what strange attractor
has placed his toys
so perilously near my feet

Published - American Tanka - Winter 2016

Copyright © Thomas Martin | Year Posted 2016

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The Child

I weep for the child
we never had
drawing the blinds
in the evening
a night bird calls

Published, Cattails, Winter 2016

Copyright © Thomas Martin | Year Posted 2015

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Women and child abuse

We must put an end
To women and child abuse
From our societies
By enforcing stricter laws
And creating awareness 

Copyright © Asif Andalib | Year Posted 2012

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Her Hungering Demands

She, in natures bloom Pulsating lips now craving Hungering demands I to thee in loving call Creativity of two .

Copyright © James Fraser | Year Posted 2014

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Madonna and Child

the eternal form
cradles her child
unbidden miracles attend
her smile of  love

Copyright © Thomas Martin | Year Posted 2015

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My Child

my child
beautiful gift
in my youth
a gilded memory
holds me resolute

Copyright © Charles Henderson | Year Posted 2016

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Through the Eyes of a Neglected Child

Through the Eyes of a Neglected Child I cling to mother with unconditional love arms wrapped around tight immune to pain of neglect my bond knows no other way Eyes steadfast in gaze upward turned to mother's face searching for comfort the innocence of my heart sees only this, my mother I see not the truth the hours left unattended many missed feedings imprinted with nature's bond my eyes of a child see love My eyes of a child watch closely for survival matter not the cost nature grants me this lifeline I hold on tight, good or bad. Sandra M. Haight ~6th Place~ Contest: Through the Eyes of a Child Sponsor: Silent One Judged: 09/02/2015

Copyright © Sandra Haight | Year Posted 2015

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Long Rain

with my child
on my shoulder, i walk
in the long rain
carrying the heaviness
of shattered dreams

Copyright © Ramesh Anand | Year Posted 2013

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A Forest Child


Tree seen in forest
Is one of many thousands
Showing its branches
Now to me, a forest child:
One needing Christ's redemption

Copyright © Julia Ward | Year Posted 2015

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Play With Me Papa

Play with me Papa
Dance like a princess Papa
Time to have tea Papa
Let's go to the park Papa
Wake up it's not bedtime Papa

Copyright © Rick Zablocki | Year Posted 2013

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Haiku, Senryu and Tanka

ocean sounds
I pass a conch
from my ear to hers
monsoon dusk
the flood carrying
my shattered dreams

long rain
the homelessness
reopens the school

holding tight
to the hand of my child--
on the iPad
my mother talks and talks
of returning roles

Copyright © Ramesh Anand | Year Posted 2013

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Tanka For A Child

Sometimes all it takes 

is a snapshot of a child

dripping in blue rain

with ripples of innocence

accompanied by madness.

Just One Tanka
for Alfred Vassalo

Copyright © Norma Arana | Year Posted 2014

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There's always a house
Some weird    vacant residence
Kids stay away from
Especially on certain nights
Those nights when the Moon is bright

Climbing those porch steps
Would take more than just courage
No child would risk it
It's the Taylor House Story
A tale both true    and GORY!

The house I describe
Has three stories    a long porch
And    boarded windows
Except for one by the top gable
'Death's Door'   so goes the fable

No boards on this one
No glass either    just splinters
Three jagged sabres
It's said    a boy in his teens
Stuck in his head - GUILLOTINED!

Now!    On moonlit nights
Some still hear those awful thumps
The window comes down
THUMP!    His head hits the roof    THUMP!
Rolls on down    hits the ground    THUMP!

Well?    To climb those steps?
It would be insanity
No child would risk it
A vision so full of dread
That thumping    bouncing    DEAD    HEAD!

Copyright © daver austin | Year Posted 2008

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A Balance of Power

When a child was a child
A man was young and strong
As A child was growing well
A man was getting old
And losing living strength

Copyright © Daljit Khankhana | Year Posted 2006

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The Schoolroom

a long cane, ready, is on a cast iron table classroom rowdiness and Mrs Leader's sternness steps into ready action

Copyright © Julia Ward | Year Posted 2016

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Inner Child

My small inner child 
will keep me from my old age.
It will keep me young, 
my youth held within my heart 
so that time shall stand at rest.

Copyright © Mike Samford | Year Posted 2008

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Lovely Wishes

in certain cases, 
the wisdom of the ninety,
body of twenty
a heart of three years, as well.
sometimes, my wishes to have

Note: today, I read a nice text (the above wishes). I rewrote it with little editing.

Copyright © Abdullah Alhemaidy | Year Posted 2016

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On your tiny grave Lies a wilted scarlet rose Snow blanket covers I wish I could tuck you in How I miss my precious child One of Three Tanka Contest Sponsored by Laura Loo Checked with how many syllables 06-24-17

Copyright © JAN ALLISON | Year Posted 2017

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Child of Mine

Precious child of mine

Giving me purpose in life.

Creation of you

My greatest accomplishment.

The creator of my joy.

Copyright © Francine Roberts | Year Posted 2010

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The walk home

We paused in the shade
Of the cool, green, cedar tree
Ties flapping in wind
Satchels hung like saddlebags
We raced home like wild horses

Copyright © Mike Miller | Year Posted 2017

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A Sandbox

a sandbox sodden on the rainiest of days look out for small boy who must take out little toys hidden under minute grains

Copyright © Julia Ward | Year Posted 2016

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Permissive Parent

embers of fire burst 
a conflict of the dragon
enforcing strict rules
helping maturing up brave
facing full heat of the sun


Copyright © Eve Roper | Year Posted 2017

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Under the church`s floor
Hundreds of rotting coffins 
A Jesus made of marble 
The priest shivers when alone 
Has God, forsaken him today?

Copyright © jan oskar hansen | Year Posted 2016