Control #tanka

Ring - Your Past is Calling

I am held captive
You seem to control my life
Always in focus
I remember being free
When a phone was just a phone


OK, so I went back and chose a drawing almost at random and wrote a poem based on it ;)  We were just talking about drawings I used to post on the blog, so this is the outcome.


Written for Colleen’s Poetry Challenge.  This is the first week of the month so it is poet’s choice of words.  Let’s see, what words should I chose, I mean what words DID I chose before I wrote this… mobile and immobile.

18 thoughts on “Control #tanka

    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Thanks, Robbie. In the comments on Colleen’s interview I was talking about some of the drawings I used to do for the blog. I tried to put up a new drawing every week. The problem, of course, is that it is time consuming! But I will try bring a few of them up on occasion.

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  1. Prior...

    Well done – I don’t love “all” tankas and have actually yawned and left the ones with too many conjunctions and articles – but your poem here today made me start to like them again –
    And love the pairing of the drawing
    In the 80s I paid my brother 5$ to install a red one like that in my room

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Thanks, Y. I can’t remember the last time I saw an old phone like that. Of course, the old phone is being displayed on the screen of a smart phone, so old meets new. The story I drew this for was pretty forgettable, but I do like the drawing.

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