Colleen Chesebro’s Tuesday Tanka.

Here we are for another #TankaTuesday poetry challenge! Colleen asks “Are you ready for a theme prompt? Kerfe selected this month’s theme:”

This month’s theme is:


Yesterday and today I’ve hit a wall. At first I was worried but then I decided why worry as my father always said worry is not useful it is a waste of time and energy because it changes nothing. So I have written a three verse Abhanga. I know it’s not good but I used my brain and at least I tried. Better to try and fail than not to try at all. Thank you Dad.

What’s Useful

Eyes do more than just see
They’re windows to the soul
Some devour you whole
Eyes are useful

Hands can hold a baby
They help when there is need
Some give, some full of greed
Hands are useful.

Brains make our bodies work
They help us live out life
We choose success or strife
Brains are useful.

This is part of Colleen’s Tuesday Tanka Challenge.

24 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ritu
    May 25, 2022 @ 08:43:41

    Love this, Sis 💛


  2. yvettemcalleiro
    May 25, 2022 @ 20:31:17

    I thought you poem was great, Willow! I love the rhyming, rhythm, and repetition. Well done! 🙂


  3. Dan Antion
    May 25, 2022 @ 23:05:19

    I like this a lot, Willow. Trying to stay useful.


  4. harmonykentonline
    May 26, 2022 @ 07:13:34

    “Eyes … devour you whole” … I adore this imagery. You’ve done a great job, Willow. Hugs 💕🙂


  5. memadtwo
    May 26, 2022 @ 09:27:44

    I disagree about the poem. We so often forget how useful our body is to us in worrying about how we look. This is a good perspective. (K)


  6. Colleen Chesebro: WordCraftPoetry
    May 26, 2022 @ 14:47:20

    Willow, this Abhanga trio is fabulous! It brings everything into perspective for me. I like Kerfe’s comment. We do forget how useful our body is by worrying about how we look. Get your confidence back, we’re all here to support you. ❤


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  8. D.L. Finn, Author
    May 30, 2022 @ 15:25:51

    I like this Willow, all very useful and good images. Your dad was wise with that advice.


  9. indishe
    May 30, 2022 @ 17:07:28

    So beautifully stated the simple truths of life!


  10. Smorgasbord - Variety is the Spice of Life.
    May 30, 2022 @ 20:48:00

    Lovely Willow and we take our eyes, hands and other parts of our body for granted when they are all incredibly useful..♥


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