The other side- Tanka x2

A dark storm raged on

Within a joyful facade

Who knows what comes next?

Unpredictability:

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.

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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.