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Tanka Political Poems | Tanka Poems About Political

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Details | Tanka |

I Am


Human dandelion
in a world of weed killers,
colour of sunshine
yet despised for being me...
or one’s seed so prolific.

© Harry J Horsman 2012   

For Joann Grisetti contest 'Çopy Cat' 
Inspired by Andrea Dietrich poems on Dandelions
"Dandelions self defined,The Dandelion Revenge, Dandelion propagation
In her book,   "Cheshire Chuckles"

Copyright © harry horsman | Year Posted 2012

Details | Tanka |

Air pollution in cities

We should plant more trees
In the cities of the world
Beside the roads
And on the roofs of buildings
To reduce air pollution

Copyright © Asif Andalib | Year Posted 2012

Details | Light Poetry |

Tanka by night

Tanka by night
Deceptive words by day
This the Russian leader’s way
Putin is short... sighted too
As he stumbles over Ukraine
History repeats

Nato retreats
In a huddle of words
Tanka you for nothing says Ukraine
As a hail of Russian shells fall like rain
Europe must beware of Russian floods

Footnotes from Japan:

A samurai warrior raises his sword
Slicing though many ancient verse and texts
He smiles at me, as I stare back in absolute abject terror
Am I I next?
He is beaming at me in raucous laughter
As he says No Tanka, Tanka to you
I raise my saki and replied Tanka to you too!!!!

Copyright © arthur vaso | Year Posted 2014

Details | Tanka |

A New Vessel And Sailors

Drunken are sailors
Three loose sheets in the 
The fourth in the wind
The vessel spick-and-
span new
Moves in a uncontrolled 

Copyright © Dhal Bahadur Jirel | Year Posted 2013

Details | Tanka |

Space exploration

We should go to mars
And all promising planets
To explore and find
Mineral resources
In order to meet our need

Copyright © Asif Andalib | Year Posted 2012

Details | Tanka |

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

Details | Tanka |

The Slaves Tanka

Of what use is time
If it’s consumed by passion
Servicing others
Servitude that drowns your dream
While you toil and save and pay

©david byrne March 2012

Copyright © David Byrne | Year Posted 2012

Details | Tanka |

Incumbents in Jeopardy

Washington in flux
Stimulus dollars squandered
Corporate big wigs laugh --
Ignorant approach rebuked
Voters cast out incumbents

Copyright © Carolyn Devonshire | Year Posted 2010

Details | Tanka |


The right to freedom
Casts but a shadow of doubt
For the luckiest
Can not see it or hear it
And there appears, chauvinist

Copyright © John Paluszek | Year Posted 2015

Details | Tanka |

Signs of the Time

still all over town those tired election signs winners and losers both droop in tired defeat Now these damn signs have to go

Copyright © Barbara Gorelick | Year Posted 2010

Details | Tanka |

Lee Quan

Singapore, created  by mister Lee Quan
that is history of great love and succes
written not for us,
as for many other Asian nations and their leaders
learned nothing from the best pasts lessons and guides.

Copyright © zamir osorov | Year Posted 2013

Details | Tanka |

Political Debate

Silver lips convince  
Enlightened minds to forget
Moral intellect.

    Truth tip toes through golden lies,
    Into un-commissioned  eyes.

Copyright © Tiffany Ragsdale | Year Posted 2012

Details | Tanka |

Patience Ebb

Bubbling torrent 
foams and spits at the future 
verbal battery

drowning in a sea of words
would you please, please just shut up!

Copyright © Benjamin Wormwood | Year Posted 2016

Details | Tanka |


Now patriotism
Is found in the lexicon
Are deprived of it today
They want money and power

Copyright © Asif Andalib | Year Posted 2012

Details | Tanka |

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

Details | Tanka |

Wall Of Jars

The Herbalist,

Stood before his wall of jars,

Mixing concoctions,

For the local folks who came

for health, despite wrongful laws.

For the "Jars" contest   Jan 19, 2012

Copyright © Christopher Bunton | Year Posted 2012

Details | Tanka |

Name Game

There's an old Donald
Some say he mimics Ronald
Sits high on a hill
Enforcing his noxious will 
Pray he won't be an Arnold

Copyright © Donna Roberts | Year Posted 2017

Details | Tanka |

Rust Corrodes

Rust Corrodes Our World,

Infecting While Eating Us,

Corrupting our soul.

Justice Grinding To A Halt

Love And Mercy Falls Apart.

Written for the "Rust" Contest.

Copyright © Christopher Bunton | Year Posted 2011