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

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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.

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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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