Sleepwalking – A Tanka

We stumble through life,

Eyes closed to injustices,

Mired in apathy,

Society sleepwalking

Into shameful selfishness.


We must awaken:

Weaponise our awareness

To fight for fairness,

Stand up against prejudice

And cease self-centred slumber.


Emma H, age 26, 04/08/2017

Double Tanka written for Kiwinana’s Weekly Tanka Prompt Challenge – week 56 – “Awake” & “Sleep”. Click on the link below to see how the challenge works and to submit your own!:


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