To for Tanka #tanka

Please perform it, Sam
She can take it, so can I
You know what I mean
Here is looking at you, kid
We will always have Paris

We assume the roles
Act the parts we think are real
To hide our true selves
But sometimes I think I know
The real you behind those eyes

OK, a two fer one deal.  Play some of the old songs.  Play it, Sam.  Hmm, but I can’t say “Play”, now can I?  OK, so I did something a little more serious.  Maybe.

These was written for Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge.  The key words today were “Play” and “Guess”.  Following her suggestion, I didn’t use the words, I used only synonyms.

14 thoughts on “To for Tanka #tanka

  1. Pingback: Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 68, “Myth & Write,” #SynonymsOnly –

    1. trentpmcd Post author

      I think most boxers are super expressive, and Fiyero is no exception – he is a great communicator using only his eyes to let you know what he thinks. I need to re-watch Casablanca – it’s been a few years. it obviously made an impression ;)


    1. trentpmcd Post author

      They do. Boxers have great expressions, and Fiyero is a great communicator. As i was scrolling through, trying to find the right picture for the post, this jumped out to go with my line about seeing the person’s (dog’s?) true self in their eyes.

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