Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge…

Anita loves doing these challenges and today she has written an etheree poem…

#TankaTuesday Weekly Poetry Challenge: #Poet’s choice

One
by one
they leave me
the hall of souls
has become too quiet
so many want new lives
the Hall cannot be empty
some lives on earth will be cut short
time taken from them will be returned
all life and death must be kept in balance…

© Anita Dawes 2021
Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge

#TANKATUESDAY Weekly #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 244 #EKPHRASTIC #PHOTOPROMPT

The
crying
ghosts recall
their names written
on sheets of paper
in the grim reapers book
he sits, checks over each name
the old grey walls longing for help
there was a time when they called them home
there’s one last name before the walls crumble

© Anita Dawes 2021

Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge

#TankaTuesday Weekly #Poetry Challenge No. 243, #SynonymsOnly

Family & Peace

Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay

The
silence
in the house
the tribe has fled
blood-soaked through floorboards
evil in the quiet space
they whispered of love that fled
of laughter that has turned to dust
their lives were taken while harmony slept
rest in the quiet hush of his Holy Hand…

© Anita Dawes 2021

Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge X 2

A Rainbow Sky

Step into the future
People wait to greet you
Under a rainbow sky
New life begins…

Image by MasterTux from Pixabay

Play
the game
lose your life
spin, try to win
shadows watch your time
old souls play beside you
the game is rigged, know the trick
right hand shake the dice, left hand throw
trick the Gods of what they think they know
the left-hand throw is meant to be slower
the Gods know the left throw to be loaded
they would have to bring out the big guns
to stop what fate has already won
cheers grow loud on every throw
two more throws win the pot
your hand is shaking
the Gods, they smile
to see you
win the
lot

© Anita Dawes 2021

Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge

#TANKATUESDAY WEEKLY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 239 #EKPHRASTIC #PHOTOPROMPT

Flying stars, white-hot flash
against an ink-filled sky
the milky way magic
dark mountain lights
velvet blue path leads where
mysteries to be found
Will you walk there with me?
find a new home
let the stars shine long after
traces of us are dust
we left our mark on stone
not all will turn…

© Anita Dawes 2021

Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge…

#TANKA TUESDAY WEEKLY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 238, #SYNONYMSONLY

It’s the second week of the month! Are you ready to choose some syllables to use in your poetry? Colleen selected your two words:

Sanctuary & Follow

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Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge

July 8: Flash Fiction Challenge

What is it about feathers
That has us looking for angels?
I can see one falling in front of me
In my garden nearly every day
So where do the white feathers come from
Are they hidden beneath their wings?
I cannot say I have ever noticed
Maybe angels do fly over head
I remember mother saying
That the only feather that matters
Is the one you catch in your hand
This brings great luck
Have you ever tried catching one
Dancing on the wind?
Turn around and back again
Still, it lands on the ground at your feet…

© Anita Dawes 2021

ABOUT US: For those new to our website and blog, we would like to thank you for visiting. Between us, we write in several different genres, so there should be something for everyone to enjoy. Anita cannot abide computers, so I (Jaye) do all the technical (oily rag) stuff! Our books tend to be varied, from horror to supernatural romance and coming of age, and mystery thrillers.  We try to keep our website interesting with guest posts, bloggers, poetry, and reviews for all the books we read. Our books are shown in the right-hand sidebar and clicking on the images should take you straight to Amazon.

If you enjoyed your visit, we would love you to leave a comment…

Hoping to see you again!

#Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge

#TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 233, #POET’SCHOICE

This challenge is a true poet’s choice! Use any syllabic poetry form that you’d like. As long as there are syllables to count, you’re good to go! Be creative. If your form is something new, teach us how to write it. Have fun!

One
winter
when snow fell
angels whispered
my impending birth
the new dark pretender
to make Merlin seem saintlike.
trouble aplenty lie in wait
darker evil, right through the cold core.
at night, the townsfolk tremble in their sleep
my birth had been planned before time, and thought
I guess the universe has a plan
the new spell has now been woven
time cannot recall it back
nor damp the troubled wave
people’s minds are weak
skyhooks are clear
they dig deep
time held
tight

© Anita Dawes 2021