Colleen’s 2020 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 180, #Poet’sChoice


It’s the first of the month and you know what that means! Poets, choose your own syllabic poetry form, theme, words, images, etc. It’s up to you!

My poem is an Etheree. It is about my mother in law. Who has been ill since 13th April with Covid19, it is now attacking her brain. MIL is 100years old.

Silent Fear

Torture, trapped here never to move again

Lost, alone in this dark place, of pain.

I will not stop I won’t give in.

But my strength is wearing thin.

Where’s the door, where’s the key

I need to fly free.

Machines beep beep,

I need sleep

Set me



This Covid19 is a Bastard

22 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ritu
    Jun 02, 2020 @ 13:50:46

    Powerful, Sis ❤


  2. Dr. Crystal Grimes
    Jun 02, 2020 @ 14:32:32

    Wishing all of you peace and strength! Your etheree is well done.


  3. Nima Mohan
    Jun 02, 2020 @ 16:49:59

    This is so strong … and makes so much of sense now !!


  4. willowdot21
    Jun 02, 2020 @ 17:05:08

    It’s true as well my mother in law is in hospital with Covid19 on the brain 💜


  5. robertawrites235681907
    Jun 02, 2020 @ 17:26:46

    A very powerful poem, Willow. I may have missed it but I thought your MIL had recovered from Covid-19?


    • willowdot21
      Jun 02, 2020 @ 17:09:16

      No we thought she had , unfortunately within four days of leaving hospital she had more seizures, she has been back in for over a fortnight now. She has Covid19 on the brain and things are very bad. The negative test was obviously wrong, a false result. It’s all in my #WDIIA. Hope all is good with you my friend.💜💜💜


  6. Marje @ Kyrosmagica
    Jun 03, 2020 @ 14:09:27

    Such a powerful poem and so hard to cope with this COVID19. It truly is a bastard. So sad for you and your MIL and hubby. Tough times, so stressful. Sending you much love and hugs. ❤ x


  7. Ben Naga
    Jun 04, 2020 @ 22:13:37

    This is a tough row to hoe for everyone involved. My thoughts will be with you and my best wishes too.


  8. Betty Hayes Albright
    Jun 09, 2020 @ 20:41:10

    Sending another hug to you, Willow. 💙💙💙


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