This week you have a choice. You can write about the #Theme of Thanksgiving (thankful, grateful, family, etc. whatever that word means to you)
here are your two words for this week:
“End & Hurry”
Hopefully they travelled Across the Atlantic Ocean Praying for safe delivery Pleased at first sight of land Yearning for all they had left behind Thankful to be safely delivered Hopeful of a brave new world Aching in soul and body No one shirked their duties Kindred spirits they worked together Spring, Summer and Autumn brought their hardships Giving thanks to their God Indians watched them from afar Vainly struggling in a hostile world In fear they struggled but Never giving up they reached harvest God saw them through and they gave thanks.
So as I did an Acrostic poem which is not within our remit so here is a Tanka. A synonymous Tanka not using the words End and Hurry.
Thanksgiving Tanka It comes to a close The year gently closing down Only to speed up Thanksgiving with family It all ends so happily.
Female, wife, full time mother and Grandmother. I am not as happy go lucky as I used to be but I am still bubbling along on simmer! I have three handsome sons all grown and flown.The youngest married with a beautiful wife and two sons of his own. Eleven years ago I was working, running a home, driving and socializing then bang in a split second all that was gone. I had an accident at home. I broke my back, not for the first time, I had broken it 10 years previously as well. Unfortunately this time I had broken it really badly and it was truly messed up so I had to have two operations. I was told before each operation that the outcome could mean I spend the rest of my life in a wheelchair. Still as some guy once wrote "I am still standing " yes "better than I ever was " not quite but with the help of a walking stick and as long as I do not stand or sit in one position for too long, I am still standing! Update I no longer use the walking stick . I had lots of friends before the accident but when things like this happen, you loose most of them. Their lives move on and mine stood still and so they left me behind ...I know that is just the way life is but it hurt and always will. Then I looked around and saw those who were still there for me, these friends are the roses in my garden they need to be tended well. They are the diamonds in the dust, I will of been married 50yrs plus this year . Pain and boredom are my enemies now, I have to find different ways to approach life, use my pain befriend it almost...yer right , well that is what they tell me at the pain clinic ROFLMAO ...... if only I could! I have found an outlet for my fears, frustrations and night terrors . I have started writing poetry if that name can be applied to my writing. I hope I do not come over as a moaning winger. I hope I am past all that. I also hope that you might see how the poetry is moving from very dark through the grey and
hopefully in to light ??
I need to update this a little here. I have worked very hard over the years since my accident, I go to the gym regularly, I have a Pilates class and a core class once a week . The guys at the gym and my Pilates teacher cajoled, teased, bullied and encouraged me to abandon my walking stick! :) My back is no longer straight it is C shaped because of the injury and I have lost two and a half inches in height but my Pilates and Core teachers have helped me to stand up as straight and as strongly as possible. Pain and depression are still hanging on my arm but I have weapons to use against them and if I say so myself I cope well.
I have made lots of new friends, real diamonds. I am also very grateful for all the support and help I have encountered here on Wordpress. Hugs and welcome to everyone who visits.
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22 thoughts on “Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 155 #SynonymsOnly or #Theme-Thanksgiving”
Two lovely poems! 💜
Thank you Sis 💜💜
these were quite nice thanks for sharing
Thank you Sarah 💜
Well done, Willow. Hmmm, an Acrostic Etheree would be fun to try. You have to find the right word… ten letters only. I’ll have to give that a try. ❤
I think I showed you one in my suggestions for next year 💜💜
Yes! It’s a fun idea. ❤️
Very lovely both, Willow!
Thank you Erika 💜
You are welcome, Willow 💖
These are both fabulous, Willow.
Thank you Robbie 💜 💜
I’m curious. Why are you celebrating yet another American festival. England is not a part of the Ununited States, at least not in the daylight. It’s like Independence Day all over again! 😦
I am just doing prompts and a lot of them have American themes because the people who run them are American. Nothing sinister! 💜
Then in the circumstances … 🙂 ❤️
I am forgiven phew!
But I’ll be keeping an eye on you.
Oh! Damn I thought I had got away with that one ! 😟
that is a lovely tanka 🙂
Thank you 💜
Lovely acrostic, haven’t seen one in while. Nicely done. I like how these lend themselves to a good story.
Thank you Pat I do love Acrostic 💜