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A choka is an intricate form of Japanese Poetry with lines that alternate between five and seven syllables, but there is more to a choka. What is choka in poetry (complete definition)?

Champions of Liberty
Freedom's flame ignites, From every nation's heart, Heroes rise in light. Gandhi's gentle strength, Mandela's enduring fight, Chavez, a beacon. Across distant lands, Aung San Suu Kyi's plight, Malcolm's righteous rage. Garvey's call to arms, Rosa's quiet defiance, Bhutto's fearless voice. Chávez leads the charge, Bolívar's dream takes...Read the rest...
Categories: 10th grade, 11th grade,
Form: Choka

music to kids ears Pete carried on with his flute without parental consent his larynx engaged as his footprints leave their clues there would be scars over soot townsfolk grab pitchforks multilingual torches mad with fear and grief chase down thief find kids in...Read the rest...
Categories: song,
Form: Choka
Twinkling Star of Montsegur
Beneath stars twinkling Sophia and Christ flew down In the form of birds In the form of large vultures Vultures filled with grace Vultures from the Great Mountains The Mountains of Snow They both perched...Read the rest...
Categories: history, hope, in memoriam,
Form: Choka
Premium Member Shake Off the Wolf
steel clouds once more freeze bare trees comfort each other ripped trunk holds it together the sun shields its eyes its flames dying in Winter the core feels the biting chill it is in my bones deep set; can’t shake off the...Read the rest...
Categories: weather,
Form: Choka
Premium Member A Frosty Dance
there is a silence held by the evening snow settled outside the window waiting the next gust to lift this spirit in flow a frosty dance to let go Heidi Sands 1/18/24 (C)opyright ...Read the rest...
Categories: dance, night, snow,
Form: Choka

Premium Member Hide and Seek
see how bored we are; we enter trance, to pass time, conjuring ego. ego leads us to a dance of fear and desire, we feel as real. somewhere in the mists, we recall our origin, as glimmers of light. finally we tire and choose to...Read the rest...
Categories: spiritual, truth,
Form: Choka
Jesus and the Child of Grace
In an old vineyard When Jesus was just a lamb His coat eight years old Working with the chaste Joseph His father and guide As the beloved Mary Kneeled and prayed to God In their...Read the rest...
Categories: angel, brother, child, children,
Form: Choka
Premium Member Gnarled
"Darkness may hide the trees and flowers from the eyes, but it cannot hide love from the soul." Rumi gnarled, giant twisted roots connect the family tree.... so much dysfunction removed, rescued child gnarled roots dangle hanging on.... before love showed...Read the rest...
Categories: family,
Form: Choka
Premium Member Autumnal
Yesterday has passed, today I shall rise and dream, let mourning stars fade. Some flowers may wilt, Yet fragrance remains when skies- bleed cantaloupe hope. Ruby crowned kinglets, croon and rest on bleak brown shrubs, as rays of autumn- swiftly glide amongst, peridot promises wrapped in...Read the rest...
Categories: autumn, color, emotions,
Form: Choka
Premium Member Gnarled
gnarled hands ignited, with the maelstrom of belief. knotty knees do bend. unseen, the heavens opened up, did look beyond the darkness of earth, to see a pin drop. ancient one, in the gnarled woods, God is drawn to you. the straw in haystack...Read the rest...
Categories: prayer,
Form: Choka
Premium Member - Colorful -
Categories: celebrity, color, joy, magic,
Form: Choka
Trial of Red and White Fire
Centuries ago In ancient Hermopolis A debate roared loud Between a proud Christian priest And a strange shepherd Who was a Manichaean Wearing ragged clothes And who was looking for sheep “Flames will consume you” The priest roared at the shepherd Because their debate Was going...Read the rest...
Categories: beautiful, fire, religion, religious,
Form: Choka
Premium Member Who's Laughing Now
She wore her skirt short, her lingerie to be seen. Such sights aplenty! Gawking, gawping eyes lusted at shear nudity. They burned with hunger. She proudly stood in ruffled edges of cheap chintz, dimmed and stained with wear. Though worn and weathered, her shoes had...Read the rest...
Categories: funny, giggle, humorous, money,
Form: Choka
Sailing In Fortitude
Will storms abate not And tides in my favour turn Won't the darkest days Serenade nights where A starlit symphony sings Would a new day dawn Shrouding past regrets Giving rise to hope and joy...Read the rest...
Categories: destiny, emotions, faith, future,
Form: Choka
Premium Member Waning In a Labyrinth of Mourning Roses
When onyx skies bleed rhinestones etched in regrets, follow the silence; Unsung sonatas cradling watercolor spells woven with magic— from violet blaze, beneath mulberry gloaming, where dark poets rhyme. But when summer rain falls upon metal steel hearts in cashmere cadence, Listen to the breeze swirling...Read the rest...
Categories: blue, dark, deep, fate,
Form: Choka

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