Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge… #Etheree


Colleen is still not back from her housing adventure, so this weeks poetry challenge will wing its way to her by magic!


have one


to remember

Sweet summer kisses

Running from sudden storm

Cave we found out of the rain

Emerald walls on Cornwall beach

Where salty kisses are still the best

How long will I remember yesterday…


#Flash Fiction Challenge for Carrot Ranch Literary Community #Poetry




99 words, no more, no less. It’s a simple constraint, an easy-to-master literary art form, and a powerful writing tool for creatives and entrepreneurs. Writers calibrate the usefulness and beauty of 99-words through weekly flash fiction challenges.




Sisu is woven into our DNA

lying dormant, waiting , trapped quicksilver

hoping the day never comes where we will be tested

Do we freeze, or jump into action to save a life?

where we meet a part of ourselves

we would not recognise in the mirror

the hero who hides behind that pinstriped suit

mild-mannered like the man of steel

we would you run into a burning building

because you heard a cry for help?

many think we could go one step beyond

if called upon to act

would you leap without thinking

does quicksilver run through your veins?


Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge… #Double Etheree #Poetry

Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge

Colleen is not yet back in circulation, but we post this double etheree in her honour!





spells I found

hocus pocus

written in red ink

by foolish minds in need

from dark fancy born at night

dreams gone wrong by wish for power

time guards all sorcery that it owns

your mind alone  will never write the spell

your own illusion brings you back to hell

your spell was written with crooked pen

the devil waits to call you in

the wish made while heart was black

returns, a tenfold smack

forgive your mistake

make one right wish

for your life

to turn



Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge #EthereePoem

Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge






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Night’s dark

Shadows fall

Lonely hearts call

The land is cold now

Secrets hide in darkness

Shadows crawl with dragon’s tail

They seek to find a place to be

To spread their golden wings in harmony

No harm to those in dragons dreaming sleep…


Colleen is still not back in action, but we will keep her challenges running until she surfaces again!

#Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge…

Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 130 #SynonymsOnly

Double Etheree


I am

the wizard

I grant one wish

a day spent with me

You will not touch my staff

do not walk the woods when dark

not all the elements are tamed

You may think it but a dream when awake

my world holds more pure imagination

I conjure new worlds from many lost daydreams

Camelot, unicorns, silver lakes made

Arthur’s sword with its magic blade

you played your part in this well

Dreams are made from stardust light

A wish while sleeping

by will I grant

keep the world

from the






Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge #DoubleEtheree

Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 129 #SynonymsOnly

This week’s words are  Hobby and Play…


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game is

made for two

no easy hobby

challenge met game on

I have played once before

remember, small also wins

guard your King, for I have Castled

the game is mine, today I shall win

Lay down your King now you must surrender

I fear I may have played my hand too soon

I forgot the small but mighty pawn

my sudden thought of winning dashed

the challenge has been renewed

I have not lost all yet

pleasure still remains

my Bishop strikes

he must move

his king



Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge

Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 127 #SynonymsOnly

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Sunday church

my soul transcend

sins everywhere

the walls run thick with tears

heads bowed in silent prayer

seeking forgiveness given here

candle lit, penance paid, sins vanish

I chase my shadow across the Rubicon

The die is cast, whose favour will it fall

my soul hangs in balance of payment

I track the desert wilderness

I seek the one who can help

to return me from hell

call me from exile

the hunt over

my own guide

I live