Careful What You Wish For #tanka

What was is what was
Follow entropy’s arrow
Let sleeping dogs lie
Life unfolds the way it wants
So beware the monkey’s paw


This was written for Colleen’s weekly Poetry Challenge. This week, we were to write a syllabic poem using the theme chosen by Anita Dawes, “What you wish for?” Being the season, I changed it to “Careful What you wish for!” and immediately thought “Beware the monkey’s paw”. So there you go.


BTW, I once posted a small piece of music on a forum. People told me I should expand it. When I did, I used the working title “Careful What You Wish For”. Later I decided to expand again by making it the first movement of a new piano sonata. I did a post about it. And here is a video of “Careful What You Wish For”, but with a much more boring name:

(click here if you don’t see the video below)

18 thoughts on “Careful What You Wish For #tanka

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  2. SelmaMartin

    Oh, what a well-rounded post. The photo, the poem: the monkey’s paw– beware of that! ( I like that) And then the piano. How fabulous is this! Adored it. Thanks for sharing this with me tonight. I bless you.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Thanks, I’m glad that you enjoyed the poem, “painting” and music! (That was originally a painting I did in a portrait class, but I “updated” it in photoshop – I hope the model never sees what I did to her ;) ).

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