Tanka

tan·ka
noun: tanka; plural noun: tanka; plural noun: tankas

a Japanese poem consisting of five lines, the first and third of which have five syllables and the other seven, making 31 syllables in all and giving a complete picture of an event or mood.

Tanka

tan·ka
noun: tanka; plural noun: tanka; plural noun: tankas

a Japanese poem consisting of five lines, the first and third of which have five syllables and the other seven, making 31 syllables in all and giving a complete picture of an event or mood.

Tanka

Twenty Million

Twenty million dead, An episode sewn in red; Stalin and Lenin The communist alibi — Genocide by invention. get a …

Tanka

Cannot Escape

the light surrounds me,darkness encompasses me – I cannot escape –your sweet kiss imprisons mein-between heaven and hell Cannot Escape …

Decisions of Life, A Tanka Poem - Walk In Verse (WIV)
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Decisions of Life

Decisions of life Are always encompassing — Think before you choose: Bitter wine extends the left, Sweet happiness on the …

Warning Signs, A Tanka Poem by Walk In Verse (WIV)
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Warning Signs

A law passes by Under a medical guise — These are warning signs Now when you speak with free speech, …

From the Forest's Edge, A Walk In Verse Fan Challenge!
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From the Forest’s Edge

echos of terror ring out from the forest’s edge before the sunrise the moonlight shines upon her as she awaits …

Sudden Death - Tanka Poem by Walk In Verse (WIV)
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Sudden Death

Private enterprise Is the American scene, Yet it’s sudden death; Corporate monopolies Force feed political beasts Sudden Death by K. …

Your Life
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Your Life

Do you spew forth lies, Or speak truly of your life? Let your mind decide. Before you lies paradise, Or …

Cracks
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Cracks

Cracks in the ceiling Signals the end has begun Destruction awaits Do we stop what has started, Or relax contemplating. …

Ruined by the World
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Ruined by the World

A gift from heaven, Protected by her parents — Ruined by the world — Brainwashed, bullied and abused, During her …

Cigar Smoke
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Cigar Smoke

Battles fought and won With the price of young men’s blood — Over cigar smoke Politicians entertain In order to …

Be Content
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Be Content

Always wanting more, Sacrificing everything — The rise and the fall — It only last a short while, Therefore, learn …

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Memories of Love

Memories of love Are not obtained by a fool In search of romance; They trust in relationships Built upon love …

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