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Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge Haiga

In response to Colleen Chesebro’s weekly call for entries to her Poetry Challenge. This is a Haiga, which incorporates as image with a senryu or haiku. Words I choose to use” DREAMS and MAGIC.

Text and photograph are personal property of Annette Rochelle Aben 

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Dress Up

Pretending

Gussied in sparkles

Feathered shoes

Neon nails

Twas magical amusement

For a five year old

©2019 Annette Rochelle Aben

synonyms only for the words HOBBY and PLAY

this is a Shadorma (26 syllables 3/5/3/3/7/5

She of Many Talents

She commands the crowd

Blending more bounce to the ounce

With a golden voice

She performs those risqué tunes

Shaking her ample booty

©2019 Annette Rochelle Aben

Butter my Butt and Call Me a Biscuit

Her

Greatest

Claim to shame

Was when she found

Her skirt tucked into

Her pantyhose one day

The dilemma was diffused

By her spirited twerking

As she made her way through the crowd

Who found themselves trapped into watching

As her buns jiggled through the restaurant

©2019 Annette Rochelle Aben

 

equalizer her

At

First, she

Thought too much

About other’s

Opinions of her

It meant the world to

Be liked in spite of flaws

Then, one day, she realized

Everyone had flaws of their own

There was plenty to like about them

She learned how not to care what other’s thought

©2019 Annette Rochelle Aben

Duh

Lackadaisical

Attitude towards the new job

Was not received well

©2019 Annette Rochelle Aben

meal deal

The

Neighbors

Locked their doors

They could feel the

Disturbance growing

Children everywhere froze

Staring at their plates blankly

It was a fate far worse than death

Strapped in high chairs, there was no escape

Mothers made them eat their vegetables

©2019 Annette Rochelle Aben