#TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 209, #POET’SCHOICE

Hooray, Colleen and her Tuesday Tanka Challenge is back from her short break. Colleen has been on the move and I for one wish her every happiness in her new home. Colleen said “Since it’s the first poetry challenge of the new year, Word Crafters, choose your own syllabic poetry form, theme, words, images, etc. It’s up to you!”

I have chosen to write an Acrostic Poem on the theme of Cancer. A subject that is giving me grief at the moment. Please don’t worry, as far as I know, I DO NOT HAVE CANCER sadly I have friends that do.

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Cancer Acrostic

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Cunning, creeping, conniving

Ailing , sickening  no longer thriving

Nearing  the end of  your tether

Coping, worse  and worse  than ever

Eroding  you slowly  from the inside

Ruin it, kill it, crush  it, poison it until it dies!

This is part of Colleen Chesebro’s Tuesday Tanka.

#JusJoJan prompt the 19th – “City”

© willowdot21

City of London my childhood home,

Quiet in the early morn

Your business stilled in these strange days

The city sleeps before the dawn.

Empty streets and deserted alleyways.

River Thames cleaner calmer.

Though city streets still full of drama.

So within the city mile.

Few around but still full of style.

© willowdot21

London City by night.

Fewer people but full of light.

I cannot visit my city as I have moved away.

Now in lockdown I cannot stray.

Back to the happy days and nights

When we revelled in the city lights.

© willowdot21

London city sadly stricken

So hard the pandemic has bitten.

Hospitals full to overflow

As the illness and panic grow.

Let’s all hope for better days

When we can return to city ways.

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This is part of LindaGHill’s Justjojan.

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