Posts tagged ‘tanka’

CMLXVIII-Tanka

  Fed beast for long time Today woke up changed my mind Freedom what I need Veins dry nothing left to bleed Tomorrow will sow new…

CMLXXVI-Tanka

Fiddler crab Moving back forth on beach sand Never stays with plan Has no control of wheel Flip Floppers never close deal   Back to HOME…

CMXC-Tanka

  Forty years ago The decades just come and go My father and me Fishing in Florida Keys Casting lines shooting the breeze   Back to…

CMXCVII-Tanka

  Winter migration Birds fly south for vacation Paddling canoe In Florida Everglades Watching colors on display   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity…

CMXCVIII-Tanka

  Crumbs on table Long ago became stale Drinking cold coffee Flip a coin to see who will leave You take take when I just please…

CMXCIX-Tanka

  Tried to play the game System rigged to keep all in chains When symphony stops I see just crushed toy blocks Dreams submerged in swamp…

Thai Prostitute-Tanka

  Patpong Cowboy Soi Dance go go how employed Four thousand Thai Baht Farang sleep with me I’m hot Left farm to hustle streets Bangkok  …

Patience-Tanka

  Year after year Designing, hauling, digging Section after section The hermit painstakingly created his dream garden   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity…

Small Business # 2-Tanka

  Toot Toot the horn Salesmanship not to be scorned Widgets must be sold Remember-every no one step closer to pot of gold   Back to…

Tanka

  Stop sprinkling nonsense Lighting two bit incense Inside you know score Peddling fiction because bored No one trusts you anymore   Back to HOME PAGE…

I love you-Tanka

Guess what I bought? A Bicycle built for two Jump on lets ride No worries we will find our stride Pedaling laughing so alive Back to…

She Left Me-Tanka

  99 Cadillac No air I sleep in back Crisscross USA Killing pain while riding highways Drive Drive day after day   Back to HOME PAGE…

Baggage-Tanka

Grind Grind the wheel Life gave you a bad deal Everyone to blame Hurt all who enter your lane Decades went by missed the train  …

Tenacity-Tanka

  Kicked in the teeth Spit out blood get up from my knees Slice me with blade I keep coming that is how I’m made Punch…

Small Business # 1-Tanka

  Customers are gold Market or nothing sold Balance Sheet bible Innovate don’t copy rivals Stay liquid for survival   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge…

Haiku #119

  Humble on my knees Casually pulling weeds My garden comforts me   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2015

The Tempest-Tanka

  Tropical storm near All are trying to prepare Waves coming in strong Electric may soon be gone Glad we have a case of rum  …

Hermit’s Garden #3-Tanka

Birds coming to eat Feeders are full of seeds Fresh water in trays Goldfinches, cardinals, jays I watch an aerial ballet Back to HOME PAGE Copyright©…

Hermit Goes Out # 2-Tanka

  Went out for walk Everyone texting would not talk Been inside too long Something appears very wrong Human interaction gone     Back to HOME…

The Narcissist-Tanka

  Puff Puff the balloon Needs to be greatest in room Everyone must love me I’m smart beautiful sexy Deep inside unhappy   Back to HOME…

China Debt Bubble-Tanka

  Gov. Stats from thin air Chinese leaders are in fear Devalue Yuan now Stock market keeps heading down Can three trillion buy way out?  …

Tanka

  Had fight with wife Decided to go out for night Went down to South Beach In shock with price of drinks Complained bartender called police…

Tanka

  All is Illusion Once on top then fall to ground Gather all around Enjoy sweetness of life Tomorrow misfortune may bite   Back to HOME…

Middle East Souk-Tanka

  Have a look madam Treasures from across the land Please come step right in Have some tea sit on this stool Today special price for…

Who Do You Blame?-Tanka

Minnows in sea Some march to mediocrity Squawking like ducks On and on they have no luck Waiting for delivery truck   Back to HOME PAGE…

Rio Prostitute – Tanka

Is a programa Walks streets of Copacabana Used to work termas Sleeps with Gringos for reais Accepts this is her life Back to HOME PAGE Copyright©…

Iraq Insanity-Tanka

Iraq is long gone Sunnis, Shiites and the Kurds cannot get along Country will split into thirds As always people ones  hurt   Back to HOME…

Dangerous Passage – Tanka

Human trafficking Worldwide heartless crime rings Panama is way Darien Jungle Highway Making trek to USA   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC…

Painful Silence-Tanka

Playing violin Blocking out all of her sins Until music stopped Then looked into the mirror Horrified past reappeared   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge…

Menopause – Tanka

Wife over fifty Change of life naturally Husband is target when her hormones not legit Yes Honey! As you see fit  Back to HOME PAGE Copyright©…

My Man-Tanka

Easy going man Works hard and always lends hand Put’s food on table Quiet, honest and stable Yes, he is a real good man   Back…

The Affair-Tanka

We should not do this Marriage and careers at risk Just innocent kiss Our public lives complete bore Cannot stay away much more   Back to…

It’s your time- Tanka

Relax take deep breaths Understanding you have needs I am here to please Giving hot oil massage This is for real not mirage   Back to…

The Invitation-Tanka

Chopping fire wood Working a sweat feels real good She stands in doorway Dressed warm this winter day Gestures me in to have my way  …

Kiss and Make Up-Tanka

Grab a sheet let’s go After midnight beach our own Watching waves hit shore Making love like years before We talk of breakup no more  …

A Friend – Tanka

Pull away curtain Nice words do not make person Folks who speak their mind are not always the most kind They just stick time after time…

Man in his 50’s- Tanka

During my twenties I was extremely hungry Thirties and Forties Still chasing after money Now content and feel lucky   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge…

The End-Tanka

Had life by tail Cold stainless steel table Doctor  looks pale Not even close to bail It feels like a forced sale   Back to HOME…

America since 9/11- Tanka

Eyeballs everywhere Population told to fear Freedom disappears Phones are tapped internet hacked Our life is totally tracked   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of…

Key West – Tanka

  Conch fritters and beer Watching sunset at the pier Fishing and diving Rum runners and Daiquiris How about come sleep with me?   Back to…

Haiku #66

  Working heavy bag Stress drifts away from me like  helium balloon   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2015

Lost Everything-Tanka

  Self-worth gone today Once wore pressed clothes and stood tall All have walked away Today holding drink in hand Will he make another day?  …

Haiku #57

  Walking down alley The man looks up to the moon Screaming we are fools   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2015

Haiku #49

  Laying on the dunes Looking up at the full moon I begin to cry   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2015

Haiku #46

  To control one’s life A person needs to train the mind to be relaxed   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2015

Haiku #45

  Winners have thick skin Do not care what people think March forward like horse   Back to HOME PAGE Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2015

Lost Friendship

  Footsteps in the snow I lost faith so long ago Catching falling blades Now you say we should be friends Where to start to make…

Betrayal – Tanka

  I believed in you Then you went and crushed me too Cut glass all around Lost dreams never to be found Hope is buried in…

Varanasi India – Tanka

  Hindu pilgrims come to pray and bathe in Ganges Women wash laundry While Sadhus smoke their chillums Sacred cows roam all around   Back to…

Switzerland – Tanka

  White powdered ski slopes Dressed warm and holding you close Lighting fireplace Rich dark chocolate fondue All night I make love to you   Back…

Lasting Love – Tanka

  Seems like yesterday Thirty years with each other Inseparable He sometimes thinks she’s buggy She say’s he’s a full time job   Back to HOME…

Gone – Tanka

  Life full of sorrow He lost his pride long ago Standing on corner Asking only for a beer to hide fear of tomorrow.   Back…

The Smuggler – Tanka

  The Peruvian Convinced her to move some snow She hit the jackpot Until the prison door closed Nothing is worth one’s freedom   Back to…