Haibun: It’s Up To You

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The tension is palpable.
We stand at the crossroads.
It is clear which road
we should take,
yet ultimately it’s our choice.
Let’s not pretend we don’t know
but don’t let me be the one who said:
“I told you so.”

Now at breaking point
Desperate actors go rogue
Pray deliverance

copyright Francis Barker 2020

Tanka: Your Choice

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You see division
Whereas I see unity
In this together
Each of us must make a choice
Love always wins in the end

copyright Francis Barker 2020

Tanka: None So Blind

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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…

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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