Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka Challenge #108 – Afraid & Grave #MicroPoetry #Etheree

Colleen’s tanka challenge, as always includes the premise that only synonyms for the prompt words must be used…

This week, the words were;

Afraid & Grave

Fear, Buried, Horror, Scared, Stress

Pixabay Image

Fear of
Trapped underground
Whilst I’m still breathing
Unable to get out
My cries falling on deaf ears
Will I ever see light again?
Pounding the walls of my confinement
Knowing I’ll never get a chance to live…

Ritu 2018


22 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Vashti Q
    Nov 12, 2018 @ 19:20:45

    Oh my goodness! Your poem chilled me to the bone. I’ve had nightmares like this. The imagery is so frightening. Loved it!

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  2. Trackback: Colleen’s #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge Recap No. 108, “Afraid & Grave”, #SynonymsOnly – Colleen Chesebro ~ The Faery Whisperer
  3. ᴇ ɴ ɪ ɢ ᴍ ᴀ
    Oct 31, 2018 @ 17:19:41

    Oh, this is great. 🙂

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  4. Colleen Chesebro
    Oct 31, 2018 @ 16:50:12

    Yikes… this poem could have a movie made about it! Didn’t Edgar Allan Poe do something like this? Oh, yes… it was about a heartbeat… Happy Scary Halloween, Sis. ❤



  5. Annette Rochelle Aben
    Oct 31, 2018 @ 15:02:19

    a terror many have felt, whether to be taken literally or figuratively

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  6. Erika Kind
    Oct 31, 2018 @ 14:54:22


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  7. OIKOS™-Publishing
    Oct 31, 2018 @ 14:23:29

    True, its “Ritu Allan Poe”! :_) Love it! Michael

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  8. willowdot21
    Oct 30, 2018 @ 22:54:46

    Fantastic sis 💜💜💜, very Edgar Alan Poe!

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  9. Hélène Vaillant
    Oct 30, 2018 @ 22:50:50

    Oh my, how scary this would be. I bet a lot of people got buried alive like this in the old days. Spooky Etheree Ritu, you did well with this prompt.

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