Tanka: 21st Century Hamlets

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I have had enough
the enemy is with me
sitting on my hands
All of us living Hamlets 
Damned which ever way we turn

copyright Francis Barker 2019

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Tanka: Bloom

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Flowers by themselves
bloom without trying or care
They are all in tune
To grow strong within nature
How else could we truly be?

copyright Francis Barker 2019

Tanka: Father

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Though I’ve doubted you
you have been patient with me
I sense the small voice
the calm disguising your care
We are steps along the way

copyright Francis Barker 2019

Haiku: Final Victory

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They’re still going down
Our house is put in order
Vigilance observed

copyright Francis Barker 2019

Tanka: Questions

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Why was I born now?
Mere chance or is it my fate?
Unanswered questions
A pristine hall of closed doors
Reveal the unbending road

copyright Francis Barker 2019

Tanka: The Best Time

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It was the best time
Endless summers before school
just mum, cat and me
Our art of simply being
beat the toil of becoming

copyright Francis Barker 2019

Tanka: The Church Reigns

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Cold walls and incense
the church is a special place
Though colour is gone
the imagination reigns
to outshine secular worlds

copyright Francis Barker 2019