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Something (tanka)

Updated on February 5, 2013

And so it all was

Lying there dead at his feet

The madness of truth

They could have been best of friends

But something got in the way


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      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Unfortunately a sad but true fact.

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      Deb Hirt 5 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      That is a true parable.

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      Linda Crist 5 years ago from Central Virginia

      So much sad with so few words. Amazing and very, very sad.

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      Aga 5 years ago

      Sad, moving, very touching...

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      Thomas Silvia 5 years ago from Massachusetts

      Very beautifully written and moving ! Well done !

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      Eric T. Shortridge 5 years ago from MidWest

      Wow... hits me hard and makes me think... wonderfully done!

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      Shauna L Bowling 5 years ago from Central Florida

      That happens far too often, Martin. So sad.....

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      Patricia Scott 5 years ago from sunny Florida

      Very moving, Martin. What could have been ....

      Sending you Angels this morning :) ps

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 5 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Mhatter, a Tanka with much sadness and regret, I can't help but wonder at how they got to this point. Beautifully done. I think it's time I had another go.

      Thanks for the motivation.

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      Theresa Ast 5 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Nice, very evocative.


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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Oh how sad Martin .. you wrote it so beautiful but it sure is sad.