COLLEEN’S 2020 WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 198, #POET’SCHOICE

Colleen says : Guess what? It’s the first challenge for my favourite month of October… you know what that means! Poets, choose your own syllabic poetry form, theme, words, images, etc. It’s up to you.

NEW RULES: Let’s make this challenge a true poet’s choice! Use any syllabic poetry form that you’d like. As long as there are syllables to count, you’re ready! Be creative. If your form is something new, teach us how to write it. Have fun!

My choice this week is extra special as Colleen has given us free reign as to poetic form. I have chosen to put two together. An Acrostic Nonet.

The contents comes from deep within me. It could be read as a personal relationship, with either another person or thing, or as a lament to nature and our current world troubles.

image from Pixabay.

Autumn Cry.

As always tapped under your control
Useless I am no longer whole
Tell me how I lost the light
Undone I’m caught in flight
Morning brings no hope
No kindness spoke
Cry freedom
Real needs
Yearn.

*******

Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday

28 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Priscilla Bettis
    Oct 06, 2020 @ 14:11:51

    A powerful poem suited for a disturbing image. Well done!

    Reply

  2. robertawrites235681907
    Oct 06, 2020 @ 14:19:18

    Gosh, Willow, this is very sad and dramatic. The image is also most disturbing.

    Reply

  3. Dale
    Oct 06, 2020 @ 14:37:32

    Powerful, my friend.
    And white the image you’ve selected!

    Reply

  4. Hobbo
    Oct 06, 2020 @ 15:00:58

    My effort….nowhere near as dark
    You can beat an egg
    Or beat a person
    But will not, ever, beat love.

    Reply

  5. Jen Goldie
    Oct 06, 2020 @ 15:04:15

    You have expressed my feelings perfectly Willow. Too deep for me to express. I don’t feel quite as alone now. 💜

    Reply

  6. Tina Stewart Brakebill
    Oct 06, 2020 @ 16:17:28

    THIS … Love it!

    Reply

  7. Colleen M. Chesebro
    Oct 06, 2020 @ 21:56:32

    This nonet is so powerful, Willow! This is meaningful to many on so many levels… Well done. ❤

    Reply

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