The challenge this week is synonyms only. We have to select synonyms for: WORK and PLAY.
a chore warms my heart
when I look at a new mom
yearning for more sleep
a memory that reminds –
newborns arrive with no fun.
what a chore it was
to jump out of bed, to soothe
a crying baby
what fun to wake up new dad!
the mother in me laughs now.
pride shines in her eyes
when her baby walks a step
all chores abandoned
to watch and clap in delight
an awesome moment of fun.
mom’s job never ends
an emotional anchor,
a supreme teacher,
tigress who protects,
takes pride in giving them wings,
lets them fly for fun
never forgets to spell out
chores that are imperative.
© Balroop Singh
I seem to have a Mother’s Day hangover! 😀
Thanks to Colleen for the inspiration to write syllabic poetry. I have written a string of tanka.
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53 thoughts on “#TankaTuesday #Poetry”
Sweet memories beautifully captured.❤️
Thank you Melissa, your visit is much appreciated.
You’re very welcome.😊
A Mother’s Day hangover, haha! The theme of motherhood definitely comes through in your wonderful poem, Balroop.:-)
Thanks for a lovely feedback Vera. 🤗
This was beautiful, Balroop! You captured the journey of motherhood well.
Yvette M Calleiro 🙂
Thank you Yvette, i am happy to hear that.
Wonderful poems for moms, Balroop. I love your Mother’s Day hangover inspiration!
Thank you Lauren. This is good and productive hangover! 😀
You do have a Mother’s Day hangover. Lol. But a beautiful hangover. I could relate to every one of these. We never stop mothering, do we? Hugs ❤ ❤
Haha 😂 when I look at new mothers, holding their crying babies, demanding feed after a few hours, I look back at those days of the so-called bliss of motherhood, which is understood slowly! Thanks for sharing your thoughts Diana. 🤗
Motherhood is tough! And rewarding. ❤
So true! 😊
This one brought many smiles, Balroop. A Mother’s Day hangover — LOVE IT! ❤️🤗❤️
Thanks Gwen. I am glad these memories brought smiles. 🥰
Smiles and hugs! That’s what I sensed while reading this.
Thank you Annette. Yes, such memories make me smile too. Hugs back to you.
Love the synonyms.
Thanks Jacqui 🤗
You summed up motherhood very well, Balroop xo
A most excellent response to the prompt, Balroop. You captured the essence of motherhood.
Thank you Jan for your lovely words, much appreciated.
Balroop, you’ve outdone yourself!! Each one of these tanka flow into the next. I love how you portrayed motherhood with the work/play balance. I love what you wrote. 🏻
Thank you so much Colleen, you always say such kind words of encouragement! This prompt is a little challenging for me, as synonyms are not very friendly to my muse. 😊 Somehow, I tried to pull her along.
Synonyms are a bit more difficult, but your tanka poetry came through with flying colors. It’s good to look at words in different ways, I think. ❤️
Thanks for the inspiration dear friend. 🥰
You’re so welcome. I look forward to reading your poetry each week. 🤩
Hi Balroop, your poems made me smile. Both my children suffered from chronic illnesses and, honestly, when I see a baby I feel tired.
Thanks for sharing an honest thought Robbie. You have been a wonderful mom! I admire your patience and resilience.
You perfectly captured a mother’s love and anxiety, Balroop. Nicely done.
Thank you Jacquie.
This poem really speaks to what a mother goes through. Mothers tend to have the most work and the most play with the kids IMO. Although some dads do put in a lot of effort for the playtime hahaha.
I am glad you could relate to these tanka poems. Sometimes even play sounds like work when a mother is tired! 😀 Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts Luanne.
You’re welcome. And you are so right about those play sounds!
Balroop, please feel free to have a Mother’s Day hangover any time. Beautiful thoughts on motherhood.
Thank you Lisa. 🤗
You’re welcome ❤
Such lovely memories so marvelously captured Balroop. Mother is an epitome of love and bliss😊😊
Thank you Kamal, I am glad you like them. 🥰
You are always welcome dear Balroop ❤️😊
Great and wonderfully written tanka!
such a beautiful memory and reminder of what’s to come Balroop with 2 grand babies so close together! 🥰
Wow! Congratulations Cindy. Grandchildren bring bliss along with them. 😇
Balroop ~ I truly adore this poem; it’s so fun and so spot on! How sweet!
Thank you David. 🥰
Your words capture the essence of motherhood so well. Superb!
Thank you arv!
you are welcome 🙂