Into the Abyss – #haibun – #senryu – #poetry challenge


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Colleen’s poetry challenge for this week is Poet’s Choice. I chose to write a Haibun/Senryu.

Through the darkness of morning, a shrill sound breaks the silence. I am startled, groggy, finally realizing it’s the telephone ringing. I answer to hear apologies for waking me, as she rambles on about another place. She doesn’t care for where she is. She only knows she has to move.

I cannot go through this again. The last time nearly buried me. Still, I feel myself sinking further down, into that abyss, with no hope of seeing the light again.


My anomaly exposed
Battles for the win



Colleen’s 2020 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 159, #Poet’sChoice

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Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay

Before It’s Too Late – #poetry of #life


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Head keeps pounding
There’s no end in sight
Take something to sleep
Say goodbye to the light

Forgot about tomorrow
Dreams take me elsewhere
To a place in the clouds
Where there’s nary a care

Float about, with no worries
Let the real life fade dim
Become one with the moon
I can always trust him

When reality sucks me
Deep into its plight
I imagine the chance
To sneak away, take flight

Escape what can happen
Never stay here and wait
Live my life to the fullest
Before it’s too late


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Image by Эльвина Якубова from Pixabay

#FridayFantasy ~ Only You Know – #poetry of the #moon


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A light from above, ethereal, beams
Illuminating thoughts, sacred dreams
Where reality is no longer as it seems
The illusion becomes too real

I look up to the moon, see her smile
Wondering if she’ll let me stay awhile
Ah, but too far, so many miles
Still my heart, she sweetly heals

An open window, and I shiver
This luminous orb, makes me quiver
While fantasies, she does deliver
Keeping me on an even keel

Alas, my eyelids begin to close
This is her magic, I suppose
Sweet Luna, you’re the one I chose
Only you know how I feel…


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Image by Enrique Meseguer from Pixabay

Happy New Year 2020!!!


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Thank you for all your love and support this past year. May 2020 bring us health and happiness, peace and love! ❤


What is it about Age? – #poetry of #life


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The gray has taken over
Tiny lines are in pursuit
This aging thing’s a battle
Fighting back is kind of moot

I snap and pop with movement
Oh, these aching bones are rough
Okay, okay, already!
I have had ENOUGH!

They tell me I should exercise
And I do, but not the right way
Maybe that’s the reason
My pants now fit the tight way.

Next year I hit the big six-oh!
I’m not ready for that number
Unless, of course, it also comes
With lots of extra slumber!

I know I’m being silly
What is it about age?
It’s not the worst that can happen
In fact, I hear it’s all the rage!

Something everyone is doing
Whether they want to or not
I think I have decided
This age thing ain’t so hot!


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Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay