Smorgasbord Poetry – Colleen Chesebro’s Tuesday Weekly Challenge #TankaProse – Bear Witness by Sally Cronin

This week for Colleen Chesebro’s Tuesday Poetry Challenge 241 it is to create in a specific form which is Tanka Prose…

Here is my Tanka Prose –

Bear Witness

Images seared on the mind. Men, women and children fleeing a future they have experienced before. Faith lost in those who swore to protect. Fear that borders crossed only hold more danger. Spectators from afar can only look on powerlessly, grateful for the safety and peace they often take for granted.

Do not look away
bear witness to tragedy
give deepest respect
to those who flee tyranny
do not become complacent

©Sally Cronin 2021

There is still time to participate in this week’s challenge: Colleen Chesebro’s Tuesday Poetry Challenge 241 it is to create in a specific form

My latest book is a collection of poetry and was published in July 2021 and here is a recent review.

One of the recent reviews for the collection

Aug 29, 2021 Alex Craigie rated it five stars

You can find all my books and buy links: Sally’s Books and Reviews 2021

 

Thanks for dropping by and I hope you have enjoyed the poem.. thanks Sally.

 

43 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Poetry – Colleen Chesebro’s Tuesday Weekly Challenge #TankaProse – Bear Witness by Sally Cronin

  1. Fantastic take on the picture and phenomenal poem, Sally! Once upon a time, people fled their tyrannical countries in hopes of a better life elsewhere. Now, they worry about what they will face in their new homeland. It’s crazy and sad.

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  2. Sally, this is fabulous tanka prose! I find the form to be one of the most freeing to write of the Japanese forms. You can write about any subject too, which is nice to have more choices. Your poem has a powerful message, one that resonates around the world. Bravo! ❤

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  3. A haunting poem, Sally given that those responsible for the abandonment of not only allies of America but Americans themselves are trying their best to get the public to forget their mistakes. Turning backs has become a full-time endeavor here. Well done.

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