Tanka Tuesday by Colleen Chesbro

My Life in EIGHT Syllables

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
dVerse, poetry, Tanka Tuesday by Colleen Chesbro

Written for Tanka Tuesday, on Wednesday

Added this to dVerse Open Link April 15 + Hope you like it!

THE challenge is to use synonyms only for the words

SEARCH and LOST.  

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

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Beyond the hidden
Explore the invisible
A world of absence


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Tanka Tuesday by Colleen Chesbro

Tick Tock Daylight Savings Time

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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
Alarm Clock Time GIF by Green Valley Community Church
Word Prompts

Thrift Store Poetry

And so the challenge today is to write a poem using at least 5 of the following words and phrases: the road less traveledPlymouth Rocktissuetaxichalkboardbrown-paper package, and yellow brick road.

Paint Chip Poetry
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!
Eugi's Weekly, Tanka Tuesday by Colleen Chesbro

Poetry in August

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.

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Flowers still blooming
Four more months until Christmas
My daughter’s birthday
August 15 Holy Day
What’s not to like in August

 

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August 15th Holy Day of Assumption