Dragon

dragon

 

Hulking black beast

Dominates vulnerable skies

Underbelly aflame

With streaks of hellfire

Crimson to coral

Orange to molten gold

Draconic shapeshifter

Vast and powerful

Stalking the morning horizon

With mythical grandiosity

Bewildering sleepy eyes

On the earth below.

 

Emma H, age 27, 04/01/2018

Connected – Triple Tanka

 

Through our soft-lit screens

We enter a cyber world

Detached and lifeless,

In our incessant search for

Constant connectivity.

 

There is no escape

From the merciless clutches

Of technology;

We become mindless robots

Devoid of love and friendship.

 

These connections forged

With clicks and wires and networks

Cannot sustain us;

Happiness is only found

When we talk, touch, listen, live.

Emma H, age 27, 31/01/2018


For Colleen’s weekly Tanka Tuesday challenge: “Bond & Seek”. You can take part by following the link below!:

https://colleenchesebro.com/2018/01/30/colleens-weekly-tanka-tuesday-poetry-challenge-no-69-bond-seek-snynomnsonly/

 

Loneliness

Good afternoon everyone, Happy Throwback Thursday!

Today we travel back to last February (almost a year!) to revisit my poem “Loneliness”. It recalls a time during my Year Abroad six years ago when I was feeling overwhelmingly low and lonely. A lot can be said for the mental benefits of companionship, friendship, communication and general human contact, particularly when you are on your own in a foreign country. Fortunately, much has changed in six years!

As sad as its theme is, I like this poem. Let me know what you think! 🙂

In Emma World

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Until you have been abandoned

By your one thread of sanity

In a cacophony of unfamiliarity

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