A long time ago, in my youth Never wanting to hear the truth I might not have been so content Birthdays came, and the birthdays went Imagined days with pink champagne Now a good day is without pain The things I used to do with ease Now I deal with that age disease Funny, I don't really mind Happy to be, and be resigned Each day is now God's gift to me Knowing soon He will set me free He knows I made many mistakes He taught — time to step on the brakes Holy Faith, the greatest blessing Helped to finish all that testing A long time ago, in my youth Never wanted to hear the truth Inspired by Tanka Tuesday
Added this to dVerse Open Link April 15 + Hope you like it!
THE challenge is to use synonyms only for the words
I tried two forms with the same theme; first, the butterfly cinquain a nine-line syllabic form with the pattern two, four, six, eight, two, eight, six, four, two. The second form is a traditional Haiku with the syllabic structure of 5-7-5
Seek find In God we trust It all depends on you A vast world today is absent wasted look around beyond the hidden See the invisible Explore you must Seek find ***************
Beyond the hidden Explore the invisible A world of absence Inspired by
Eager — Hope Synonyms used are INTERESTED FOR EAGER – DREAM FOR HOPE
Poetic form is described below according to Colleen’s Cheat Sheet.
ABHANGA: “The completion” is a stanzaic form commonly used for devotional poetic composition, although it has also been used for cynicism, satire and reflective moods. It was popular from the 13th thru 17th centuries Marathi Region of India and is described as complex and classic.
The elements of the Abhanga are:
stanzaic, written in any number of 4 line stanzas.
syllabic, 6-6-6-4 syllables each
rhymed L2 and L3 rhyme.
Are you interested When two is truly three Sleeping I'd rather be Losing means find It happens while we dream Swiftly early one day Spirited far away Time is kidnapped You might not have noticed That one hour lost; time shoved Lost but saved because of Daylight Savings
And so the challenge today is to write a poem using at least 5 of the following words and phrases: the road less traveled, Plymouth Rock, tissue, taxi, chalkboard, brown-paper package, and yellow brick road.
A little story! Found! Treasures in Thrift stores.
It all begins when purchased; they become yours.
One of the best an old chalkboard with etched words
A recipe — Mix well a woman; one man.
Toss in a brown-paper package, not a pan!
Let’s all hope they never crack as Plymouth Rock.
If done correctly, brand new life should appear.
Months flew by; Birthdays approached with added tears.
Babies —now teens; tissue ruined parents cried.
Their little one’s decisions seemed too rattled.
Some taxied along on the road less traveled.
While remainders choice was the yellow brick road.
As years passed happily, they came to agree.
Shared food sitting under an old apple tree
Story ends on a happy note. Find! Now found!
Two of my favorite challengers in one post
Colleen’s 2020 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge, AND
ta-da ♫ … Eugi’s Weekly Prompt, this week “AUGUST“
Thank you for viewing my Tanka Poem about the Month of August.
Flowers still blooming
Four more months until Christmas
My daughter’s birthday
August 15 Holy Day
What’s not to like in August