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Kids Tanka Poems

These Kids Tanka poems are examples of Tanka poems about Kids. These are the best examples of Tanka Kids poems written by international poets.

Premium Member LALA LANDs NOT WORD
lala land’s not Word
Job had his share of problems
emotions full blast
lost his kids, cattle, health…hence
his wife and friends made things worse

gratefulness is found in the...

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Categories: angst, bible,

Treasures of Yesteryear
The simplicity 
Unlocked windows... unlocked doors
Kids playing outside
Old school rhythm and blues groove
The community village...

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Categories: memory,

Premium Member JUST AUGUST
Summer is ending 
hot days filled with outside fun, 
our sleeping in late. 
August ends our days off ~ done, 
back to school we must...

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Categories: day, fun, school, sleep,

Premium Member Childhood Nostalgia
Magic silver key,
fits into my silver shoes.
I was now set free,
I now owned many sidewalks.
My new skates were a big thrill.


Date Written: 8/4/2022

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Categories: child, freedom, fun, joy,

Premium Member Violets Are Blue
Violets in blue  
you say they match my two eyes   
blue eyes are crying     
I wish you were...

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Categories: cry, valentines day,

Premium Member changing the past
a strange sort of flow
comes with thoughts of long ago
spews a welcome glow
nostalgia may just soothe
when mixed with lies and half-truths

Hitler and his ilk
less troublesome...

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Categories: confusion, history, perspective, political,

Premium Member 1962 Christmas Surprise
too-da-loo Christmas
two kids in tow Buffalo
grandpa won’t be there
left the gifts in Poughkeepsie
where faerie lights will not glow


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Categories: christmas, death,

Premium Member Winter Wishes
Cold wet winter winds 
plenty of snow to play in 
snowmen to build ~ sleds. 
Hot chocolate to drink up, 
soft furry blanket ~ cuddle....

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Categories: child, chocolate, cool, humor,

Premium Member Thanksgiving Day
Family and friends                        ...

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Categories: blessing, family, food, friend,

Premium Member Interruptus
rushed into action
ringing in our ears— Oh dear!
reapplication of clothes
our rearing of kids over?


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Categories: children, funny, marriage,

Premium Member NEVER FORGET 9-11-21
years old microphones
grown kids ~twenty years~ bereaved
tapping tacit tears
beat hours beat ~TAPS~ trumpet tase
seared seats for the fallen’s kin


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Categories: america, angst, tribute,

Premium Member Mosquito Attack
This morning I awoke
I am red from head~toe
I look silly

Last night I was dinner
they feasted on me
I filled them up

Tonight comes a trap
a net around...

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Categories: food, humor, night, red,

When a Child Could Buy Cigarettes
In my early youth,
I could buy some cigarettes
at the corner store.
My late aunt smoked L&Ms.
I bought with no questions asked.

Kids can't buy today.
Store owners say...

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Categories: business, change,



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Categories: 12th grade, appreciation,

Kids in the summer,
Running, jumping, and playing.
Biking in the neighborhood,
Yelling Loudly down the streets,
Not ready for school to start....

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Categories: 10th grade, 11th grade,