Tanka: Ant Colony

abstract ants bark bee

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This ant colony
There’s no individual
No concept of hope
Freedom is an abstraction
Death is the only way out

copyright Francis Barker 2019

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Tanka: The Last Trump

winged human statue

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Is it irony
or maybe co-incidence
Signs say otherwise
The Last Trump ready to blow
Romulus screams from the grave

copyright Francis Barker 2019

Tanka: Sacrifice

army burial cemetery cross

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On a day like this
you lay down your life for me
Our long betrayal
It’s brother against brother
True freedom cannot be bought

copyright Francis Barker 2019

 

Tanka: Time is No Healer

person near apple keyboard and cup with coffee beans

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I watch from afar
count the days till I can move
Who is my witness?
The passage of time plods on
The open wound never heals

copyright Francis Barker 2019

Tanka: None So Blind

antique bills business cash

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Toss a coin up high
it will not land on its edge
Do you have a choice?
Heads and tails mean the same thing
Remove the coins from your eyes

copyright Francis Barker 2019

Tanka: Elephant or Donkey, or…

person dropping paper on box

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Politics hurts us
A merry-go-round charade
Real choice would be nice
Parties like supermarkets
Same stuff sold differently

copyright Francis Barker 2019

Tanka: 2020 Vision

adventure amusement park carnival enjoyment

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The super fun ride
Saturn conjoining Pluto
Hold on to your seat
The world is about to change
I hope your view will be good

copyright Francis Barker 2019