Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday: MYSTERY and ATTRACT

A tale of fear and things that go bump bump bump in the night

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Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday

This week the challenge was to use synonyms for MYSTERY and ATTRACT.  I used


Erectile issues

manhood diminished. Scared and

grave, consumes Blue pills

Now can’t sleep on his stomach

Wife hangs her towels on it


Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 119 “Mystery & Attract,” #SynonymsOnly

 

Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday: Whatever words I fancy

I so need boundaries if only so I have something to cross

Seems that it is a bit of a free for all this week and I can use whatever words I want.  How curious.  the limitations are usually rather liberating in an odd sort of way and complete freedom just makes me want to be even more stupid than usual.

I decided to open the nearest book and use the first word on page 58 and the last on page 101.  the book was Cosmic Traitor (Perry Rhodan 26) by Kurt Brand.  The words are THOUGHTS and MILKY.  They made me think of an Astronaut…


Once more to the stars

mind strays to places unknown

thoughts of escaping

the shackles of gravity

and his quite annoying wife


https://colleenchesebro.com/2018/11/06/colleens-weekly-tanka-tuesday-poetry-challenge-no-109-happy-november-poets-choice-of-words/

Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday: AFRAID and GRAVE

A tale of fear and things that go bump bump bump in the night

Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday

This week the challenge was to use synonyms for AFRAID and GRAVE. I used SCARED and SERIOUS. Sorry Colleen…


Erectile issues

manhood diminished. Scared and

grave, consumes Blue pills

Now can’t sleep on his stomach

Wife hangs her towels on it


https://wordpress.com/read/blogs/67160090/posts/27651

Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday: CHANGE and DEFY

Another Tuesday challenge!

Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday

This week the challenge was to use synonyms for CHANGE and DEFY.  I used REFASHION and ‘THUMB ONE’S NOSE AT’.


 

Refashioned, reused

inverted and repurposed

existing fluid

and thumbs her nose at the thought

of penis, now in a jar

 


https://wordpress.com/read/blogs/67160090/posts/27651

Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday: CHANGE and DEFY.

Aah the change of seasons feels very much upon us. Time to reflect upon life stuff…

Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday

This week the challenge was to use synonyms for CHANGE and DEFY.  I used TRANSFORM and DISREGARD


whilst seasons transform

time disregards status quo

forward evermore

’till they put you in a home

and the kids never visit


 

https://colleenchesebro.com/2018/08/28/colleens-weekly-tanka-tuesday-poetry-challenge-no-99-change-defy-synonymsonly/

Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday: SAD and WRITE

Another Tuesday challenge!

Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday

This week the challenge was to use synonyms for SAD and WRITE.  I used MELONCHOLY and SCRIBBLES.


 

My melancholy.

darkness scribbles on my soul

graffiti in blood

Pfft.  Sorry, only kidding

maybe a rude limerick?


https://colleenchesebro.com/2018/08/21/colleens-weekly-tanka-tuesday-poetry-challenge-no-98-sad-write-synonymsonly/

Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday: INSPIRATION and PLAN

I’m wondering if it’s a wee bit obtuse. We shall see.

Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday

This week the challenge was to use synonyms for HAPPY and MOROSE.  I used CONTENT and DOUR.


 

uncontent wage slave

dour faced, shuffles through life

home to nagging wife

a new lease of life springs forth

new patio lifts spirits


 

https://colleenchesebro.com/2018/07/31/colleens-weekly-tanka-tuesday-poetry-challenge-no-95-happy-morose-synonymsonly/

Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday: INSPIRATION and PLAN

You absolute tanka!

Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday

This week the challenge was to use synonyms for INSPIRATION and PLAN.  I used STIMULUS and INTENT.


Heady, hot, beat thuds

primal stimulus released

intent, desires rage

and at the end of the night

lowers standard, desperate

 


 

https://colleenchesebro.com/2018/07/17/colleens-weekly-tanka-tuesday-poetry-challenge-no-93-inspiration-plan-synonymsonly/

Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday: BEWITCH and TREASURE

Tanks a million

Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday

This week the challenge was to use synonyms for BEWITCH and TREASURE.  I used CAPTIVATE and PRIZE.


Feint smile, alluring

eyes captivate, draw him in

temptations sweet prize

Door knock, stark reality

sticky magazine pages

 

 


 

https://colleenchesebro.com/2018/07/10/colleens-weekly-tanka-tuesday-poetry-challenge-no-92-bewitch-treasure-synonymsonly/

Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday: MAGIC and GREEN

Tanks a million

Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday

This week the challenge was to use synonyms for Magic and Green.  I used Enchanted  and Pastoral.


Pastoral delight

enchanted billows rising

clouds swirl and mind freed

then succumbs to the munchies

eats an entire pizza


https://colleenchesebro.com/2018/07/03/colleens-weekly-tanka-tuesday-poetry-challenge-no-91-magic-green-synonymsonly/

Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday: GIVE and RECEIVE

Tanks a million

Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday

This week the challenge was to use synonyms for Give and Receive.  I used bestow and Welcome.


Silver falls the rain

welcome reprieve to parched land

cooling gift bestowed

heads covered people scurry

because it makes their hair curl

 


 

http://colleenchesebro.com/2018/06/26/colleens-weekly-tanka-tuesday-poetry-challenge-no-90-give-receive-synonymsonly/

 

Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday: DRY and WET

Tanks a million

Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday

This week the challenge was to use synonyms for Dry and Wet.  I used Moist and Arid.


 

MOIST.  Clammy and damp.

Dripping and saturated

wet, humid, steamy

Congrats, most cant read past MOIST

Oh, better use ARID too.

 


There was no way this was going to be anything other than in appropriate.  I often try to be serious with these but this was too difficult to not go where I should not.

 

https://colleenchesebro.com/2018/06/19/colleens-weekly-tanka-tuesday-poetry-challenge-no-89-dry-wet-synonymsonly/

Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday: PRAISE and Excite

Tanks a million

Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday

This week the challenge was to use synonyms for Praise and Excite.  I used Eulogise and Rouse.


Spring oft eulogised

Roused from dark, rich mother earth

cold grip, slow released

mostly I see dog walkers

leaving their crap on the paths


I would point out that the crap belongs to the dogs not the walkers.  In no way am I suggesting dog walkers poo on the pavements.  I mean they might, but I never saw them.  Well apart from that once…but they never had a dog.  And it was winter and about 2 in the morning after a night out and all the toilets were closed.  So probably not the same thing.

 

https://colleenchesebro.com/2018/06/12/colleens-weekly-tanka-tuesday-poetry-challenge-no-88-praise-excite-synonymsonly/

 

Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday: HURRY and LAST

I missed last week’s prompt because of reasons so nice to be getting back to a Tuesday tanka again. On a Wednesday.

Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday.  This week the challenge was to use synonyms for HURRY and LAST.  I used DASH and FINAL.


Heart broken and lost

a final embrace, farewell

and once more alone

into her pillow she cries

as he dashes to Tinder

 


https://colleenchesebro.com/2018/05/22/colleens-weekly-tanka-tuesday-poetry-challenge-no-81-hurry-last-synonymsonly/

Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday: BELONG and DREAM

Tank you very much

Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday

I don’t take many things seriously as you probably know but I am going to make a concerted effort to do Colleen’s challenges properly when I do them. I have scant regard for the correct use of haiku and tanka and often do such beastly things to them but I think it is also important to show appreciation for the little blighters because they are so fabulous when done right.

This week the challenge was to use synonyms for BELONG and DREAM.  I used OWNED and FANTASY.

 

 


By you, my heart owned

A fantasy unfulfilled

object of desire

but I cant come near you now

bloody restraining order


 

https://colleenchesebro.com/2018/05/08/colleens-2018-weekly-tanka-tuesday-poetry-challenge-no-82-belong-dream-synonymsonly/

 

Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday: SING and CELEBRATE

Tank you very much

Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday

I don’t take many things seriously as you probably know but I am going to make a concerted effort to do Colleen’s challenges properly when I do them. I have scant regard for the correct use of haiku and tanka and often do such beastly things to them but I think it is also important to show appreciation for the little blighters because they are so fabulous when done right.

This week the challenge was to use synonyms for SING and CELEBRATE.  I used CROON and TOAST.

 

 


Lights dimmed, spotlight’s glare

Croon to number forty two

a toast at night’s end

In his head a superstar

the lord of karaoke


 

https://colleenchesebro.com/2018/05/01/colleens-2018-weekly-tanka-tuesday-poetry-challenge-no-82-the-may-day-edition-sing-celebrate-synonymsonly/

 

Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday: GATHER and SOFT

A Tanka kinda doo-da

Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday

I don’t take many things seriously as you probably know but I am going to make a concerted effort to do Colleen’s challenges properly when I do them. I have scant regard for the correct use of haiku and tanka and often do such beastly things to them but I think it is also important to show appreciation for the little blighters because they are so fabulous when done right.

This week the challenge was to use synonyms for GATHER and SOFT.  I used COLLECT and SQUIDGY.


Years take their toll

Naked he collects his girth

sweating and squidgy

She sighs and turns out the light

smiling thinks of his brother


Okay so I never took it that seriously this week.  Sorry Colleen, I shall try harder next time it’s been a long week…:)

 

https://colleenchesebro.com/2018/04/17/colleens-weekly-tanka-tuesday-poetry-challenge-no-80-gather-soft-synonymsonly/

 

Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday: DANCE and COMMAND

A Tanka kinda doo-da

Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday

I don’t take many things seriously as you probably know but I am going to make a concerted effort to do Colleen’s challenges properly when I do them. I have scant regard for the correct use of haiku and tanka and often do such beastly things to them but I think it is also important to show appreciation for the little blighters because they are so fabulous when done right.

This week the challenge was to use synonyms for DANCE and COMMAND.  I used BALLET and DIRECT.


Golden rays command

and direct verdent ballet

to it’s wistful tune

And breathless,  new eyes look on

enraptured by her beauty

 

https://colleenchesebro.com/2018/04/10/colleens-2018-weekly-tanka-tuesday-poetry-challenge-no-79-dance-command-synonymsonly/

Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday: GROW and HONOUR

I’ll keep trying

Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday

I don’t take many things seriously as you probably know but I am going to make a concerted effort to do Colleen’s challenges properly when I do them. I have scant regard for the correct use of haiku and tanka and often do such beastly things to them but I think it is also important to show appreciation for the little blighters because they are so fabulous when done right.

This week the challenge was to use synonyms for GROW and HONOUR. I used NURTURE and TRIBUTE.


Gold fingers nurture

and coax to life once again

with beauty tributes

to those who have gone before

and birth those then to follow

https://colleenchesebro.com/2018/04/03/colleens-2018-tanka-tuesday-poetry-challenge-no-78-grow-honor-snynonymsonly/

Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday: CHARM and TIME

It’s something I guess

Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday

I don’t take many things seriously as you probably know but I am going to make a concerted effort to do Colleen’s challenges properly when I do them. I have scant regard for the correct use of haiku and tanka and often do such beastly things to them but I think it is also important to show appreciation for the little blighters because they are so fabulous when done right.

This week the challenge was to use synonyms for CHARM and TIME.  I used COAX and AGE.


Coaxed from cold rich earth

with promise of golden clothes

 

she smiles and walks forth

And across the land she glides

light after an age of dark

 

https://colleenchesebro.com/2018/03/27/colleens-2018-tanka-tuesday-poetry-challenge-no-77-charm-time-snyonymsonly/

Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday: Joy and Fury

It’s something I guess

Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday

I don’t take many things seriously as you probably know but I am going to make a concerted effort to do Colleen’s challenges properly when I do them. I have scant regard for the correct use of haiku and tanka and often do such beastly things to them but I think it is also important to show appreciation for the little blighters because they are so fabulous when done right.

This week the challenge was to use synonyms for JOY and FURY I used BLISS and RAGE.


 

Cold darkness rages

as green seeps slowly from sleep

then at last relents

and warm sun shines on my back

as I watch, bliss returning

 

https://colleenchesebro.com/2018/03/20/colleens-2018-weekly-tanka-tuesday-poetry-challenge-no-76-joy-fury/

 

 

 

 

Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday: Green and Patience

A grown up attempt at a tanka.

Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday

I don’t take many things seriously as you probably know but I am going to make a concerted effort to do Colleen’s challenges properly when I do them. I have scant regard for the correct use of haiku and tanka and often do such beastly things to them but I think it is also important to show appreciation for the little blighters because they are so fabulous when done right.

This week the challenge was to use synonyms for GREEN and PATIENCE I used VERDENT and SUFFERENCE.


Verdent and waiting

Her sufferenace nearing end

and cold chains released

Warm, I watch her slow brush strokes

bringing the landscape to life

https://colleenchesebro.com/2018/03/13/colleens-weekly-tanka-tuesday-poetry-challenge-no-75-patience-green-snynonymsonly/

 

 

 

 

Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday: Renew and Refresh

Another grown up attempt at a tanka.

Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday

I don’t take many things seriously as you probably know but I am going to make a concerted effort to do Colleen’s challenges properly when I do them. I have scant regard for the correct use of haiku and tanka and often do such beastly things to them but I think it is also important to show appreciation for the little blighters because they are so fabulous when done right.

This week the challenge was to use synonyms for RENEW and REFRESH.  I used AWAKEN and RESTORE.


 

Golden her embrace

and with warmth does hearts restore

embers awakens

yet in her passing cold creeps

and once more restores her reign

Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday: Energy & Knowledge

A grown up attempt at a tanka.

Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday

I don’t take many things seriously as you probably know but I am going to make a concerted effort to do Colleen’s challenges properly when I do them. I have scant regard for the correct use of haiku and tanka and often do such beastly things to them but I think it is also important to show appreciation for the little blighters because they are so fabulous when done right.

This week the challenge was to use synonyms for ENERGY and KNOWLEDGE. I used SPARK and UNDERSTANDING.


 

Universe unfolds

From single spark, life abounds

Ever expanding

Time and space beyond our grasp

Vast expanses of nothing

 

 

 

Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday: Bond & Seek

A grown up attempt at a tanka.

Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday

I don’t take many things seriously as you probably know but I am going to make a concerted effort to do Colleen’s challenges properly when I do them. I have scant regard for the correct use of haiku and tanka and often do such beastly things to them but I think it is also important to show appreciation for the little blighters because they are so fabulous when done right.

This week the challenge was to use synonyms for Character and Affection. I used Disposition and Tenderness.


Cold disposition

Winter holds firm unyielding

until spring awakes

Her tenderness revealing

new life long hidden in sleep


https://colleenchesebro.com/2018/02/13/colleens-weekly-tanka-tuesday-poetry-challenge-no-71-character-affection-snyonymsonly/