Soldiers Tanka

Sacrifice beliesoriginal plan – the youngoverlook fine printsign up for adventure -warrenders them heroes – souls torn (Today, we remember those who have fallen – heroes of war.Photo mine)

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Roses For Souls

How long the soilhoused tiny souls, pleas ignored –crimes leave footprintsPlant a rose for each childblood red to mark evil’s path. (Image my own. Poem borrow from Twitter @Vjknutson)

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Purging Betrayal

Burn the love letterswatch as each quaint lie curlssham interrupted –betrayal’s intricacyscatters amongst the embers. (Image my own)

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River Tanka

Nightfall, river callstranquility leaves footprintson my soul, this lifeseldom calm, craves redemption –river throws calm and I fetch. (Image my own)

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Cardinal

Cardinal cares notfor human noise, her sweet songa sprightly museeven the meanest of heartsturn skyward at her bidding. (A tanka for Thursday. Image my own.)

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IT Takes Grit

Calm belies the stormdis-ease spawning a flurryfractured ideaspeppered with glints of hope –with focus, I too sparkle. (There have been many instances this week that have tested my grit. I am learning to harness the good moments and hang on. Linking up to my weekly challenge: I’m learning… Image my own.)

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Prayerful Tanka

Lean into darknessfaith examining breadthI will hold you, Lovefears imaginary, truthluminous – let go and be. (A prayerful tanka for my inner child. Linking up with my weekly challenge: repercussions. Image mine.)

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We Are Clay

Erasing the past –collecting ash with chopsticks –infertile practiceembrace, learn, and recreatewe are clay – artist’s magic.

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After the Storm

Silent aftermathsanctity violatednuance exploded –Will democracy endure?What grows beneath the ashes? (Tuesdays I borrow from Twitter @Vjknuston. Image my own.)

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Sacred Witness

There is no promiselife passes, sometimes trickleswe survive or thrivelove as glue, spirit reigningheart open – sacred witness. (Image my own.)

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