Canadian Genocide

SHAME. Yet no country in the world is innocent.

Colleen R. Jantzen

215 
Kamloops, British Columbia
CANADA

104 
Brandon, Manitoba
CANADA

38
Regina, Saskatchewan
CANADA

751
Cowessess, Saskatchewan
CANADA

35 
Lestock, Saskatchewan
CANADA

180
Carlisle, (Prince Albert) Saskatchewan
CANADA
...

(One would have been too many)

A voice 
Many voices
A Thousand voices
Thousands upon thousands of voices

Weeping for their children because they are no more 
Weeping for their children because they are no more 
Weeping for their children because they are no more 

 I am weeping for your children because they are no more 



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COLLEEN’S 2020 WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 232, #SPECIFICFORM

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY!

It’s the fifth Tuesday of the month! This is our chance to work with a specific syllabic poetry form. But let’s do something different this time.

  • First, choose your favorite syllabic poetry form. Write your poem.
  • Next, give your poem some different characteristics to make it something different. You can change the syllable count, rhyme scheme (add or get rid of it), anything you want to create a new form. Write this poem.
  • Give your new syllabic poetry form a name.

I have chosen to do a cinquain. My twist is it rhymes on each line.

The American cinquain is an unrhymed, five-line poetic form defined by the number of syllables in each line—the first line has two syllables, the second has four, the third six, the fourth eight, and the fifth two (2-4-6-8-2). They are typically written using iambs.

I call my rhyming Cinquain a Ringquain.

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Father to Son.

Wisdom
Father to son
Beauty of the heart won.
Love and guidance all mixed with fun.
Is done.

THIS IS PART OF COLLEEN’S TUESDAY TANKA.

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