The other side- Tanka x2

A dark storm raged on

Within a joyful facade

Who knows what comes next?


The driving force of this life

On the other side

There’s no more endless waiting

Life’s river flows calm

Goodness and light reign supreme

Peace eternal, till we meet.


Dear Readers,

Today’s poem is written in the Tanka style. The Tanka is a Japanese style of poetry, which has the following syllable count:

1st line : 5 syllables

2nd line: 7 syllables

3rd line: 5 syllables

4th line: 7 syllables

5th line: 7 syllables

What did you think of this style of poetry?

What do you think of this poem?

Let me know in the comments!

Till next time.


Facade – Free verse

Chipped nail polish on dry, cracked feet

Broken petals of wilted pink roses

Shadows of age under pained eyes

Still lips, a coffin, of unspoken grief

Loose stomach and a few extra pounds

A reminder of love they say is best to forsake

Tiptoe around feelings, don’t make a sound

Knowing sooner or later, this facade will break.