Choka Poems | Definition and Examples of Choka Poetry

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Example and Definition of Choka

A choka is a type of poem that originated centuries ago in the Japanese royal court. The lines of the poem alternate between five and seven syllables, with the final line being an extra seven-syllable line. The choka poem may be any length, and many choka poems were traditionally quite long, sometimes reaching over 100...Read More

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Categories: career
where did love go
by Delores Sanders
As I look in your eye's I feel loneliness inside
as I walk on by you said how can I just leave
with out saying good bye....

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Categories: dream, drink, feelings, life,
Seeing passing years
by Ruben Alejandro Hernandez Diaz
More years passing by;
Seen beginnings and endings
that have marked and scarred
correct and incorrect things...
Some blind promises,
carelessly wishing to be
granted, all blind thoughts
thinking they could get...

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Categories: art
A Taste for Connie
by raw thinker
Bitten

bottom lips bleed

as passion breeds

entwined breaths

exhaled

  tongues in lapped content

stolen visions sent

shivers scrape her spine

tonight that trust is mine

teeth naw a blushing raw

soft whispers feign

 a...

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Categories: anti bullying, anxiety, art,
Premium MemberSilent Unholy Nights a Collaboration
by arthur vaso
A Collaboration with Marti Sutherland

Circling the table before they feast, black ravens crow
bright beady eyes darting to and fro, away they go
landing on a wounded...

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Categories: friendship
Premium MemberTrue Friends
by Heidi Sands
Who are true friends?
Those who put their duties first?
Place you second to the rest?

Or do they reach out
On their own, just to check in
Spare some...

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Categories: best friend
He Picked Rock
by raw thinker
The buzzards ate that day
how could I've know
paper was your play
you did it every day

The stories were read
but now you are dead
silence breaks the window
and...

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Categories: heartbreak, loss
Premium MemberThe sealed kiss
by Heidi Sands
*Fiction*

You gave me a kiss
Then left in looming silence
With swirling thoughts, I would miss

The times when we laughed
I thought would last forever
Now, my heart felt...

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Categories: death of a friend,
Premium MemberAs if she rose with the sun
by Heidi Sands
She knew how to laugh
To find adventure each day
Just a child, she loved to play

She reached out her hand
Come on let’s go, she would say
Off...

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Categories: change, fear, introspection, nature
Premium MemberThe thorn of a rose
by Heidi Sands
The thorn of a rose
Sharply reached into my life
From my brain, down to my toes

I could only feel
The pain instead of beauty
All the worries became...

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Categories: color, emotions, sunset
Premium MemberDisappear with a wink
by Heidi Sands

Gray clouds change the mood
As I watch them take over
The light, colorful sunset

But sunlight reaches
The edge of ominous clouds
Moving with lining of hope

Across the background
Where...

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Categories: anti bullying
Non Binary
by raw thinker
The labels you give me
are only for you
I'm only me
see that much is true

There is hatred,
misgiving, for this
all to be
leave the bully to blame
If I...

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Categories: art, child abuse, discrimination,
Premium MemberSlave
by arthur vaso
Slave

No color
No grave
No place
No past
No future
	bonds
	rope
	chains
	Pain
No hope
No Tear
No one to hold near
No redress
No race
No face
Only the end
The final disgrace

A Slave of
	Memories stolen
		.......... the half empty...

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Categories: addiction, day, future, memory,
Death Of Days
by Bernard Chan

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Categories: dream
Premium MemberIn an enchanted forest
by Seren Roberts
Hair tousled looks a mess
was worth it that soft caress. 
Maybe just a dream ... felt surreal,
my body  bending
as a  willow tree, ...

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Categories: aubade, betrayal, conflict
His High Road Is A Tunnel
by raw thinker
The silence that's before us is a patent lie
For when you see behind the mask
There is darkness is those eyes

He says come take the high...

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Categories: introspection
Premium MemberCORRIDORS OF UNCERTAINTY
by Kim Rodrigues
raised ink blots of braille -
a feeble language to me.
licking fingers to flip page.
knowledge found in books -
heavy in “rest in peace” pile.
how will i...

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Categories: death
Premium MemberPages In Time
by Broken Wings
In recollections-
of my life's journey, thus far
the tattered pages flutter
     in my mind, snapshots  . . .
black and white and...

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Categories: abuse, father daughter
Pink tears of julia
by tonye george
can I have a silent treatment? 
where no soul will hear my screams and lament? 
it's shameful.. I can't even raise my head up. I...

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Categories: love
Premium MemberTimidly
by Russell Sivey
Grace loves not timid
When coming from hard sections
Living alongside peaceful
Arguments, timid
The world view keeps the water
Down to heartfelt realms under
Below the timid
Prospective leanings project
Grown aspects...

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Categories: anxiety, depression
depressed
by Ellie Wayland




nobody cares
neither do i
i feel like i can't do it anymore
nothing matters 
i'm worthless
ugly
dumb
friendless
and i can't do anything
to help myself
i feel only the tears
rolling down...

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Categories: adventure, allusion, angel, art,
unbroken
by ashley rainwater
I know god himself made someone special from the darkest cave in the hidden dark Woods to send down to others for them to see...

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Categories: imagery
Premium Memberchartreuse
by taai tekai
A summer eve's wind
dances dots dainty-quiet
Light hopping upon the glass
in silent polka:
bright yellow butterflies fling
warm-silk kisses of sunset
soft as baby’s curls
bobbing; the fluttering leaves
swing gaily,...

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Categories: encouraging, inspirational, mirror
Final
by Diana Bosa
You find me within 
the interim for I will 
be recognized as 

the final. Though the 
distance is my shelter, I 
am near at hand;...

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Categories: family
Samurai Knight - A Japanese Choka
by Alfred Berggren
Brave Samurai Knight
your Warlord, Itso, waits you.
Your ancestors cry
out for revenge against Mau.
Defend your family's
honor for all weep at what
Mau has done to our
land making...

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Categories: absence, film, lost love,
Polaroid Expired
by Diana Bosa
Your memory is
like an expired polaroid 
film - I still keep it 

as though it would be
the most precious treasure of
mine, yet I am

aware of...

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Categories: beautiful, color, cry, earth,
FLOWER OF MAY
by Lorna Malla
Orange flower of may
Bright burning fire display
Big bunches in bouquets form
Decorating the Earth they fall upon

         Rain...

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Categories: beauty, woman
Premium MemberTraffic
by Andrew Jung
A common wonder
Just another miracle
Loping along the hillside

Beauty and fire
She terrifies and excites
Even herself for a time

But she drifts too far
And can't escape the freeway
All...

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Categories: age, beautiful, celebration
Remember
by jagdish bajantri
Remember 

Ding dong ying yong 
Funny days before the 
Festival comes sweets 
Of fruits dress of Rose 
Dishes of fortune like 
Heaven forbid to think...

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Categories: fire, sad love, sea,
Fool The Voyager
by Diana Bosa
Through the sea of flames
I pursue to fulfill this 
shadow quest of mine,

governing my ark 
recklessly against the winds 
of mauling doubts, toward you....

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Categories: dream, god, heart, silence,
Dream
by Diana Bosa
This heart of stone hides 
a dream of a god whose voice 
once was lost against 

the terrific wind.
It became mutilated 
then swallowed by the

cacophony...

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Categories: dance, desire, devotion, dream,
Vigilant
by Diana Bosa
With you, I gladly 
dance the sleepwalkers' waltz, yet 
still, while on my way 

to descend, picking 
up the thread by following 
Ariadne's line, 

like...

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Categories: absence, childhood, light, lonely,
Remember
by Diana Bosa
So, I just sit here,
waiting for you to defeat
the oblivion

and again, at last,
remember where you left me  
like a forgotten 

toy from your childhood,
and...

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Categories: nature
Premium MemberOne With Nature
by David Pekrul
Wilderness extends
Beyond my house made of logs,
Dark mountains reach to the sky
And I am content,
For I am one with nature.
As the earth breathes, I breathe...

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Categories: love, sensual
The Healthy Dance of His Rose
by Mugisho Theophile
The Healthy Dance of His Rose

Oh healthy Rose!
His he senses you are
But your thorns he dreads 
And disturbed he is at night

A song for you...

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Categories: art
Premium MemberCircles in a Circle
by Andrew Jung
Intersection at 
Center of the Great Circle
No breaking through the black line

Are they circles though?
Or people in the center
Fleeing or huddling or still

Motion can't be...

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