Beautiful Journey

Written in response to Eugi’s weekly prompt, “Faraway”.

https://amanpan.com/eugis-weekly-prompt-faraway-march-15-2022/

beautiful journey
to faraway dreams and goals
shimmering freight lights
provide intermittent hope
all alone in solitude

unknown lands await
new sunsets and sunrises
magical feeling
breaking through uncertain fog
moon tugging the strings at heart

Big-sized dreams

Written in response to Sadje’s What do you see challenge.

https://lifeafter50forwomen.com/2022/03/07/what-do-you-see-124-march-7th-2022/

holding big-sized dreams
of making it on her own
because she’s a girl
she’s given hurdles to cross
there’s no one-size-fits-all dream

slugs and girls alike
enduring pain quietly
the salt from her tears
killing her dreams while people
wonder if it hurts when slug dies

Landscapes

Written in response to Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday, #TasteTheRainbow Challenge.

https://wordcraftpoetry.com/2022/03/01/tankatuesday-weekly-poetry-challenge-no-263-3-1-22-tastetherainbow-color-poetry/

the rain-drenched landscapes
dust settled down, washed away
their colours appear
vivid and layered with nature
and some rainbow promises

someday when shadows
of the past washes away
all that remains are
beautiful tinges of hope
shoots of life in strengths of jade

Spectacles

Written in response to Sadje’s What do you see challenge.

https://lifeafter50forwomen.com/2022/01/24/what-do-you-see-118-january-24-2022/

Image Credit: Tathanhtaun @ Pexabay

foggy delusions
and rose-tinted perceptions
eliminate both
view people for who they are
sans spectacles of judgments

Affirmations

This is a Choka poem and follows the 5-7-7-5-7-5-7-7-7 syllabic structure. This is written in response to Eugi’s weekly prompt. Do let me know your thoughts 🙂

https://amanpan.com/eugis-weekly-prompt-affirmations-january-18-2022/

Image Credit: artsy at pixabay

snow white’s step mother
looking at herself each day
seeking some affirmations
on her beauty from
a mirror that never lies
to quell her self-doubt
were the only times she was
being more of a human
and less of an evil witch