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.
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A Free Election

A free election — A two party power play Fighting for one seat: A smoke screen to keep the peace, …

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The Highwayman

The highwayman sits On the side of the highway, Anxiously waiting. He smiles, a car pulls over, Another victim will …

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At Peace

Alone with the stars, Away from man-made anguish, On the mountain top. Below, people in chaos, No inner peace can …

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Western Land

Communism does move Through the umbilical cord — A phenomenon —  The soviet womb expands Giving birth in Western land.

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Liberty to Lie

The United States And her American dream, A public smoke screen: With her liberty to lie, It’s bondage until you …

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Cannot Escape

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

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 …

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

echos of terrorring out from the forest’s edge before the sunrise the moonlight shines upon heras she awaits her next …

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.

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.

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