Colleens Weekly #Poetry Challenge

Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 152, #Poet’sChoice




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Christmas night

I heard Santa’s

Reindeer on our roof

Mum said I was dreaming

Telling day two lights are out

So he would need to check the roof

While you are there, dad, please look for prints

I believe Santa’s reindeer left their mark

Watching dad climb the ladder, fingers crossed

Dad changed the bulbs then climbed two rungs

Good as his word, he checked for prints

Someone has been here for sure,

can’t tell if they’re deer prints

I watched dad reach out

Climbing down now

He gave me

A brass



Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge…

Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 150 #SynonymsOnly

These are the two words for this week: Spell & Treat





Time to

Stand and stare

When magic calls

The kind not yet known

Pleasure seeking exchange

Alluring, bewitching you

Waiting to wrap you in pleasure

An old hex with your name on returned

Charm in disguise, waiting to steal your soul…


#Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge…

Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 148 #SynonymsOnly



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This week the words are EMPTY & SPACE




Field of dreams

Abandoned place

Where space and time cries

A blank page waits for words

Fill a vacant mind with hope

Time, distance can bring back the lost

Where dreams fill the place in-between sleep

worlds come back to the beginning of time…







#Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge…

Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 147, #Poet’sChoice


It’s the first of the month and you know what that means! Poets choose your own words.

It’s my favorite month of the year! HAPPY OCTOBER!

PLEASE support the other poets by visiting their blogs and leaving comments. Sharing each other’s work on social media is always nice too.

This challenge is for Haiku, Senryu, Haiga, Tanka, Haibun, Etheree, Nonet, Shadorma, and Cinquain poetry forms. Freestyle rhyming poetry is not part of this challenge. Thank you!

LcdjR55xi.pngThis is our choice of words this week in an #etheree poem…





The north star

Feel the magic

Calling for more time

Bring back yesterday’s glow

The one who made life worthwhile

When love is kissed the morning sun

Hear music carried by the sea breeze

Stay, feel the rhythm of the universe…


Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge…

RE-POST – Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 146 #SynonymsOnly


This week the words Colleen chose, are :  FALL  and GIVE

and Anita has written a lovely double etheree…



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Slip by

Shadows, dream

I slide, stumble

I cannot afford

To end this dream, death waits

I need someone to assist

To make sure that I am woken

Before I tumble into black wings

I hear no alarm bell, no voice calling

My name is silent, no one to wake me

I feel the soft velvet touch of death

Inky darkness carries my mind

Would someone bestow some light

Provide me a way out

Call back my foolish

thought of leaving

I want to

keep my



Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge

Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 142 #SynonymsOnly



Here is our #Etheree poem, using the synonyms of the words  CHARACTER & WILD…




Of myself

Do I like best?

Free native spirit

shed my unwanted clothes

To have no inhibition

Run naked into the ocean

To be as kind and lush as Nature

Take one day to be a barbarian…







Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry #Challenge…

Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 139 #Poet’sChoice





Me from

Leaving you

Stay beside me

Keep me in your eyes

My soul I give to you

Call me back from the dark void

Here the leaves stand still, nothing moves

I am still somewhere, locked in your heart.

Pray, don’t erase me from your memory

See me through the mist, standing by the river

I am waiting for you to know me

To hold me, kiss my closed eyelids

Bring our lost love back to life

To dry my cold dark tears

Stay with me this time

We have one chance

To love again

I see


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