#TankaTuesday #Poetry

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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, 
unconditional lover
fun-creator bastion.


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.

Thank you poetry lovers!

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53 thoughts on “#TankaTuesday #Poetry

    1. 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. 🤗

    1. 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.

  1. 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.

    1. 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.

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