Tanka #1

Tanka #1

According to Wikipedia, Tanka (短歌, “short poem”?) is a genre of classical Japanese poetry and one of the major genres of Japanese literature.

I find this quite embarrassing as I am not sure weather my efforts are any good, but these poems are constructed from the heart and fuelled by the frustration I feel due to living with a disability in modern society.

My first attempt was written while alone in my bungalow without care whilst my nose was gushing blood. I had to sit with my face and clothes covered in blood until my next PA arrived three hours later – but the council saved £30 by not covering these hours, so who am I to complain?

The starting gun sounds

I am no where to be found

Missing in action

Searching for direction home:

The race rages without me

A great start to 2017…


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