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Wake Up (tanka)

Updated on January 29, 2015

We all must wake up

With the choices which were made

The reasons aside

May become places to hide

Our courage to persevere


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      kjforce 4 years ago from Florida

      Defintely something to think about....the life choices we made..

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      now THAT is one gorgeous view, M!

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Perseverance is truly the key

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      Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

      Tanka is a beautiful poetry form. I just loved your work.

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      DREAM ON 4 years ago

      So true right on target.To go on or maybe just crawl under the covers in fear.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 4 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      It's so much easier sometimes to give up and not persevere, but if we continue on the rewards are great. Delightful little poem.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      So very true before all of nature's beauty fades away.

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      Sasha Kim 4 years ago

      I would be surprised to find anyone who wouldn't find this rings true for them. Great work M ^_^ voting a bunch!

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      How very true..Cheers..

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      Patricia Scott 4 years ago from sunny Florida

      For sure, Martin, these are words will will all do well to heed. thank you for sharing this.

      Angels are on the way to you :) ps

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Oh so true;great words.

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      DJ Anderson 4 years ago

      This is a very good one. Much courage to persevere!!

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida


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      travmaj 4 years ago from australia

      Food for thought here, and I think, perhaps,I should persevere.