Monstrous

I see you.

Trembling with volcanic fury,

Raging infernos behind your crimson eyes,

Acrid smoke pouring from each orifice,

Face contorted in fiery loathing,

Devastating eruption of hate and bile.

I hear you.

Spitting poison from your acid tongue,

Corrosive words eroding my heart

In a screaming miasmic language,

Vicious pernicious banshee shrieks,

Virulent venom spawning toxic taunts.

I see you. And I see me.

My reflection in your nasty expression,

My voice spewing spite from your lips,

My partner, my trigger, my mirror,

Monster of my creation;

Maybe better off

Without me.

Emma H, age 27, 15/01/2018

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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Fantasy – A Tanka

fantasy

 

Heroes and villains,

Fantasies and legends penned

From my mind to yours;

Who needs reality when

You have imagination?

 

Emma H, age 27, 24/01/2018

 


Tanka written for Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge: “Myth” & “Write” (synonyms only!). To take part in the challenge, please follow the link below:

Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 68, “Myth & Write,” #SynonymsOnly