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



Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge ~ #Double Etheree

Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 126, “Poet’s Choice of Words”


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a time

for sleeping

for lucid dreams

A time to forget

life and all its worries

to seek answers for life’s woes

find another path to lead you

Discover all those hidden secrets

Then do not forget them all on waking

Don’t let the truth disappear with the dark

Remember those newly found answers

For they will fight to fade away

Leaving gaps to mystify

Confusion and lost truth

why bother dreaming

leaving you lost

without hope?

Wake up


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I managed to get in first this week, AND this is my first #double Etheree!


Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge ~ Etheree


Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 121, “Slow & Work,” #SynonymsOnly





for your

life, it’s time.

Just keep running

the black dog is slow.

His hunting days are over

he wants to follow you now.

Find a warm home, food, and comfort.

To sleep, dream by a warm, lazy fire.

You left food out, now he’s found his way home…


Another Entry for Colleen’s #Poetry Challenge… #Cinquain & Haiku

I blame Colleen for encouraging Anita with all of her fabulous poetry forms.

Somebody needs to stop her, before she loses control!




New Butterfly Cinquain


Eastern winds blow

My breath is frozen fast

Sharp thoughts flare, calling from my past


I recall her face on dark glass

A love from many lifetimes

She stands waiting

Time lost


Sharp frosted feelings

Burn, smoulder, with rage, life cold

Cutting through my heart…