This week, Kat Myrman, from Like Mercury Colliding, selected the words:

I have written about the world as it is today. I am asking nature to help my children and grandchildren, everyone else’s too. We would be so grateful if we could have a better world. I have used synonyms for the two prompt words as well as counting my syllables.

Imagine & Gratitude

Life where
Is not a dream
But reality.
Let’s make believe it’s true
No war,plague, famine or hate.
In my dreams I hear you saying
Is it too much to picture real peace.
I would really appreciate normal

This is part of Colleen Chesebro’s Tuesday Tanka.

24 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ritu
    Nov 10, 2020 @ 16:01:32

    Beautiful sentiments, Sis πŸ₯°


  2. Jules
    Nov 10, 2020 @ 16:02:46

    Everyone has their own normal… I called my Mom, last eve. She only asked me what time was it? – three times in ten minutes (She is in an assisted living section in a retirement community, but probably should be in full care). My nonagenarian neighbor who didn’t wear his med alert necklace to bed, fell out of bed opposite where it was and had to crawl to get to it – at this point he may need more help than we can give… The widow friend who is an Octogenarian is waiting to get into a retirement community – but only wants a room in a certain area instead of first available, which is probably what she needs… All of those folks have their ‘normal’ which is far from perhaps average normal…

    Hoping for peace though – that is key.


    • willowdot21
      Nov 10, 2020 @ 16:09:57

      You are right Jules, we all need to to strong, and I understand what you are saying. Thank you for pointing it out πŸ’œ


      • Jules
        Nov 10, 2020 @ 16:17:42

        I wish things were normal enough that I could see my grands and my in-laws regularly. Small pods seem to be the need right now. Though some still deny there is a problem at all.

        Hugs to you and thank you for staying positive!! ❀

      • willowdot21
        Nov 10, 2020 @ 16:21:23

        I hope things improve soon, we must all be positive πŸ’œ

  3. Frank Hubeny
    Nov 10, 2020 @ 16:06:13

    Thankfulness should be a reality.


  4. Dale
    Nov 10, 2020 @ 20:59:07

    Just being thankful makes such a difference, I feel.


  5. gdutta17
    Nov 11, 2020 @ 06:25:47

    For some deranged people, suffering of others is what gives them peace! I hope the normal that you wish for is just round the bend and the new year brings normalcy along with it.


  6. Betty Hayes Albright
    Nov 12, 2020 @ 01:34:52

    I’m feeling your words, Willow. If only…. hopefully some day. πŸ’•πŸ’—


  7. Marje @ Kyrosmagica
    Nov 12, 2020 @ 15:30:49

    I think we’d all love to get back to normal and like your poem I just hope our new normal will be a kinder place. πŸ™‚ x


  8. Colleen M. Chesebro
    Nov 15, 2020 @ 16:39:29

    I think the hopefulness is the part of the poem that speaks to us all. I’m not sure that “normal” will ever be what it once was. We will have to process and accept a new normal. What a week it has been. Buying and selling a house is so stressful. We have friends in Michigan that are going to every showing for us to help us find a house so we can get to a new normal. I’m so thankful for their help. ❀



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