Warrior’s Death

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Paintings from Norse mythology Peter Nicolai Arbo, Valkyrie’s Death Oil on canvas 1880

Hero’s tears tumble
on lips pursed in dying breath
-life’s struggle over

noble effort undertook
cost of honor bravely paid

                                        -cj holm

Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge #103 – 10/1/2018 Fall & Try – Synonyms Only

Per Colleen’s Tanka Challenge, I chose tumble and struggle as my synonyms for fall & try

(Tanka Form 5-7-5 7-7)

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https://colleenchesebro.com/2018/10/01/colleens-tanka-tuesday-poetry-challenge-recap-no-103-fall-try-synonymsonly/

Ronovan’s Challenge #71 Cover Color

"Shades of Grey" Original Acrylic Artwork By Stuart Glazer www.stuartglazer.com

“Shades of Grey”
Original Acrylic Artwork By Stuart Glazer
http://www.stuartglazer.com

1)
grey covers my soul
when winters edge slices through
last colors of fall

2)
Mocking Jays cover-
rebellions call to alarm
changes color scene

3)
in endless cover
Gnowee colors the night sky
ceaseless mourning son

4)
shifting sound color
turns night’s darkness into sight
when fear seeks cover

5)
culture of cover
kept race in lines of color
protest lives matters

-Clarence Holm

https://ronovanwrites.wordpress.com/2015/11/16/ronovanwrites-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-71-covercolor/