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/

 

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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

 

Escape – A Tanka

escape

 

Hectic lives forged in

An urban cacophony,

The clamour and din;

We all need a tranquil space

To let peace and quiet in.

 

Emma H, age 26, 19/10/2017

 


A tanka for Colleen’s weekly Poetry Tuesday Challenge: “Quiet” & “Space”. Thanks Colleen for the prompt! To take part, you can follow the link below:

Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Tuesday Challenge: Quiet & Space

It also conveniently fits today’s Daily Prompt!

Reflections – A Tanka

reflections

 

Deep within your head,

Social values play their game,

Distorting self-view;

When the mirror’s had its fun,

You no longer look like you.

 

Emma H, age 26, 13/09/2017


Written for Kiwinana’s Weekly Tanka Challenge – Week 62 – “Mirror” & “Fun”. If you want to have a go, you can follow the link below:

Weekly Tanka Prompt Challenge – Week 62 – Mirror & Fun

Photo taken (by me) in the Camera Obscura and World of Illusions in Edinburgh.