Each week, award-winning author Suzanne Burke provides a photo prompt from which we are invited to write a one-liner, short story, or poem. Everyone is welcome to participate.
This week I wrote a Tanka poem, which is a Japanese form of poetry with 5, 7, 5, 7, 7 syllables. I hope you enjoy this week’s entry.
THE BINDER IS OLD JUST AS I AM ALSO OLD WE ARE BOTH WORN OUT TATTERED, TIRED YET EMBRACED BY STRAPS OR YOUR LOVING ARMS. OUR SKINS ARE WRINKLED TORN, FRAGILE, SCARRED, YET HOLDING US TOGETHER WHILE HIDING SECRETS, LIES, AND DREAMS NEVER REVEALED TO OTHERS. NOW THAT I HAVE PASSED, ONLY GOD’S JUDGEMENT MATTERS BUT I PRAY YOU WILL LOVE ME WITHOUT CONDITION ACCEPTING MY HUMANNESS. READ THE WORN PAGES KNOWING THEY COME FROM MY HEART WHILE BARING MY SOUL SO YOU WILL KNOW WHO I WAS STILL LOVING, ACCEPTING ME. WHEN YOU CREMATE ME, DO THE SAME TO THE BINDER PUTTING OUR ASHES IN THE GROUND OF THE OAK TREE TOGETHER, FOREVER MORE.
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