For this week’s #TankaTuesday challenge, Yvette M. Calleiro, selected the theme of beginnings and endings, the war in Ukraine came to mind.
We are still suffering living with covid and now this…
We all long for peace.
No more death and destruction.
It beggars belief.
Covid, now this; please no more.
Ukraine is on all our minds.
Why begin such pain?
I can't comprehend your mind
Neighbours shouldn't war
A simple plea but heartfelt
Please no more war in Ukraine.
A haiku - No One Wins No one wins in war
Past history tells us this
Why ignore the truth?
If only we could all… live in peace.
Join in writing poetry via Colleen: https://wordcraftpoetry.com/2022/04/26/tankatuesday-weekly-poetry-challenge-no-271-4-26-22-themeprompt/
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Bye for now, while I have a chat with Mr. Seagull about life and everything.
A lovely poem that expresses what most of us feel. Thanks.
Thank you Darlene. <3 x
Excellent poetry, M.J.
Thank you Robbie. <3
Our hopes of peace and tranquility are so firmly in your words, Marje. I hope it comes to pass in our future.
I truly hope so Denise x
Prayers for Ukraine.
Yes indeed, Priscilla.
All three brilliant Sis 💜💜
Thank you Willow. <3 x
All three were great, Marje! I, too, hope for an end to this war. 🙂
Yes, Yvette. If only some solution could be found. 🙂
Great observations about war. It’s all senseless! But, remember the rules about haiku (you need a kigo, season word to make it a haiku) otherwise it’s a zappai: here more here: https://wordcraftpoetry.com/2022/04/20/haiku-zappai/. <3
Ah, thanks Colleen. A zappai it is. 🙂
We don’t want to write zappai. This form dilutes the haiku tradition. Sometimes zappai happen because we don’t have a kigo. That’s the key. 💖
Ah, I get it!
It is extremely unfortunate that humans have a ‘greedy’ gene. Is is survival of the fittest or just that some humans want not only more, but whatever it is that their neighbors have.
May those not directly involved in (any) horror give hope and resources to those in need.
I just read a story this morning about two girls (mostly one sister) trying to find a stranger who gave them some money when they were escaping a different war about twenty years ago, and how they a) live in freedom today and b) continue to try and ‘pay it forward’.
It’s so encouraging to hear positive true life stories such as that. Thanks for sharing it with me Jules.
M. J. ~ this is hard to read because of the content, but your words shine.
Thank you Ben. 🙂
Very true Marje and well said..♥
Thank you Sally. 🙂
Hi Marje, What a heart-wrenching poem that expresses all thoughts. Toni x
Hi Toni, thank you! Sadly, true. x