Smorgasbord Poetry – Colleen Chesebro’s #Tanka Tuesday Challenge 142 – The Summer bids farewell by Sally Cronin


Being the first Colleen’s Tuesday Poetry Challenge 142 of the month, Colleen allows us the freedom to choose our own words…

Double Etheree – The Summer Bids Farewell by Sally Cronin

With
sadness
I utter
the words goodbye,
to warm days though brief
that boosted my morale.
The glow that has bronzed my skin,
reminds me of the longer days,
of a summer that has been too short,
though bolstered me for the winter to come.
But, in the interim we have autumn.
A welcome season of fruitfulness.
Leaves will turn gold and apples red,
with fields stripped of their harvest
Soon we will give our thanks
for all this bounty
that fill the stores,
giving life,
through dark
months.

©Sally Cronin 2019

My thanks to Colleen for such great prompts each week – Just click on the link to participate in this week’s Colleen’s Tuesday Poetry Challenge 142

 

Smorgasbord Poetry – Colleen Chesebro’s Tuesday #Tanka Challenge – Double #Etheree Devolution by Sally Cronin


This week’s Colleen’s Tuesday Poetry Challenge 142  offered the prompts ‘Character and Wild’.. with our choice of synonyms.  I have selected ‘Protagonist and Primitivein a double etheree.

Double Etheree – Devolution by Sally Cronin

Man
evolved
when challenged
by life’s extremes,
using primitive
strategies to ensure
survival of the fittest.
Those skills seemed to have disappeared
within our modern society,
and our reliance on technology.
Sometimes I feel like a protagonist
in a farcical soap opera,
written by a manic robot
without the human input
to add the common sense,
fused with emotion,
that will prevent
future man
being
lost

©Sally Cronin 2019

My thanks to Colleen for providing us with such great prompts each week and if you would like to participate follow this link: https://colleenchesebro.com/2019/08/27/colleens-2019-weekly-tanka-tuesday-poetry-challenge-no-142-synonymsonly/