A Healing Tanka

shards of fractured days

slice deeply through battered skin

blood spills through the cracks

 heartless world mocks, looks away

but love observes and binds wounds

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Dedicated to all the abused children in this world who need loving arms to hold them.

Words and Photography ©2016 Tanya Cliff ~ to contact me

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A Satisfying Tanka

children drop dry crumbs

clumsy with their forks and thumbs

bold house mice feast large

every dear life in my house

fills to the full its belly

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We cannot expect children to thrive on empty stomachs. Please consider donating to your local food pantry and global hunger relief programs today.

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A Warming Tanka

white blankets the earth

frigid air through forest blows

my child with bare legs

while plants sleep tucked under snow

your pants I warm by the fire

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On the coldest days of the year, please remember that someone in your town is homeless.

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A Tanka Takes Root

roots twist over rock

searching, a slow motion dance

ever persisting

then, soft ground’s surface piercing

wisdom tapped from deep within

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