Another Day (tanka)

Remember the times

Staring into the distance

Of another day

Never once imagining

That we could drift off this far

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Romeos Quill 3 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

A heartfelt snapshot of life, tinged with a yearning sadness.


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Cantuhearmescream 3 years ago from New York

This one is painful, to think about the things we lost that we couldn't imagine losing and the things we've yet to lose that we couldn't imagine being with out... ouch, my heart.

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Made 3 years ago from Finland

Wow, so few words gave me so much to think about. Wonderful!

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Anna Haven 3 years ago from Scotland

Very poignant and thought provoking.

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pstraubie48 3 years ago from sunny Florida

Been here, done this...but survived. Love how you express your ideas Angels are on the way, dear Martin

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Aaron Seitler 3 years ago from Manchester, United Kingdom

So evocative...

A perfect representation of so many of our lives.

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bravewarrior 3 years ago from Central Florida

That could be a good thing or a bad thing, depending on how you look at it. Very thought provoking, Martin.

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travmaj 3 years ago from australia

So true and so identifiable - really puts much into perspective...

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Kathryn Stratford 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

Just a few short lines say so much, and contain such pain and wistfulness.

Have a wonderful weekend.

~ Kathryn

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dreamseeker2 3 years ago

Cool poem! : ) Love the thought concept of it all. Voted it up!

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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

This is one that pulls at the heartstrings..Beautiful...

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Vellur 3 years ago from Dubai

Great tanka. A lot said in a few lines.

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aviannovice 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

I love the double entendre.

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vkwok 3 years ago from Hawaii

We all look to the distance wondering about the future and thinking about the past.

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pstraubie48 3 years ago from sunny Florida

A beautiful way to begin my day.....thank you for sharing

Many Angels are on the way ps

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pstraubie48 3 years ago from sunny Florida

Awesome!!! Been here, done this..and it still lingers. You nailed it.

Angels are on the way this a.m. Dear Martin. ps

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shanmarie 2 years ago from Texas

So sad.

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