A Tanka and Two Almosts ;) #tanka

Blackhole Mind

Is this really good?
Did I achieve what I sought?
How is it measured
Self-doubt robs my victory
Kept poise feels a mockery

The model winner
She handles victory well
Achievement with grace
She is one to keep her cool
Wears poise with humility

Preaching from on high
They claim nobility
Sneer morality
Perhaps our deeds are measured
By the help we give others

So I wrote the second two “tankas” and realized that they were not in first person, so not technically tankas.  Oh well, back to the drawing board ;)  So, was the one at the top, the third one a succ…  oops, I mean did I accomplish the deed?  Is my status still in place? ;)

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


15 thoughts on “A Tanka and Two Almosts ;) #tanka

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