Colleen’s Weekly#Poetry Challenge No. 133

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Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 133 #SynonymsOnly

 

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Here are your two words for this week:

Plan & Spend

HERE’S THE CATCH: You can’t use the prompt words! SYNONYMS ONLY! Except for the first challenge of the month ~ then, the poets get to choose their own words. ❤

 

Plot

Each move

Like a game

Lay out pieces

Invest in myself

Employ the best methods

thoughts flood my mind thick and fast

Plans by mice and men, not this time

I tune into a higher power

ready to blow my investors’ minds…

AAAAA

 

Colleen’s Weekly #poetry Challenge

Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 132 #SynonymsOnly

 

 

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Here are your two words for this week:

Influence & Perception

HERE’S THE CATCH: You can’t use the prompt words! SYNONYMS ONLY! Except for the first challenge of the month ~ then, the poets get to choose their own words. ❤

 

My

Knowledge

Is sketchy

Of God more so

Imagine my shock

When I open my mail

An invitation to tea

I have something for you to do

What can I do, that God cannot?

The force of his words was simple, believe…

AAAAA

Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge

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Here are your two words for this week:

Beginning & Consume

HERE’S THE CATCH: You can’t use the prompt words! SYNONYMS ONLY! Except for the first challenge of the month ~ then, the poets get to choose their own words. ❤

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. ❤

So good to be taking part in Colleen’s challenges again!

 

My

Own dark

Beginning

Devouring life

I lay waste to all

Not a care in the world

Until a child touched my hand

Bringing cold stone heart back to life

no longer devour life, I stroll through

Happy to wait for a new blessed sunrise…

AAAAA

Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge

Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge

Colleen is not back in action just yet, so here is another double Etheree Poem from us…

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One

Good seed

To bloom, grow

Evil destroys

What loving hands made

Disease spreads far and wide

Great towers fall and crumble

No voices heard church bells silent

On a wing and prayer, they return

Rebuild their towers bells to ring again

Man destroys what he can’t tame, blind desire

Leads us to home grown madness, cold hearts

Behind the mirrored face we see

We try not to let them in

Lest fear black hearts destroy

Warm seas to wash clean

What man has made

With sweet care

One good

seed

AAAAA

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Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge @ColleenChesebro

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Colleen is not back yet, but cannot stop writing these etheree poems every week!

 

What

Is it

That watches

In the darkness?

A pale ghostly moon

Hangs above the rooftops

Darkness itches your damp skin

Long old words echo in your mind

Old friends lost to a dark, storm-tossed sea

Death illuminated by a ghost light

Taking mind through a sea of dark starlight

To be awoken by time waiting

Old souls crying to be born now

To leave all darkness behind

Too few will be called forth

Darkness holds its own

By old fear gripped

Reluctant

To lose

All

AAAAA

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Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge… #Etheree

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

I

have one

yesterday

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…

AAAAA

#Flash Fiction Challenge for Carrot Ranch Literary Community #Poetry

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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.

 

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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?

AAAAA